The Voice (Hong Kong)

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The Voice 超級巨聲
TVB-The Voice.png
Screenshot of "The Voice" logo for season 1.
Presented by Prudence Liew (Season 1)
Sammy Leung (Season 2 - present)
Kristal Tin (Season 2 - present)
Judges see list within sections
Country of origin Hong Kong
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 46
Production
Executive producer(s) Stephen Chan Chi Wan (Seasons 1-2)
Location(s) TVB City, Hong Kong
Running time 90 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Television Broadcasts Limited
Distributor Television Broadcasts Limited
Release
Original network Television Broadcasts Limited
Picture format 480i (PAL),
HDTV 1080i
Original release July 19, 2009 (2009-07-19) – 2011 (2011)
External links
Website thevoice.tvb.com

The Voice 超級巨聲 is a Hong Kong reality show style singing competition broadcast by TVB, and also selects Hong Kong's representative to the New Talent Singing Awards International Finals.

The first season was presented by cantopop singer Prudence Liew and aired from July 19, 2009 to February 7, 2010. Wen Wang was the winner. Sammy Leung and Kristal Tin were the main presenters starting season two, which aired May 9, 2010 to September 12, 2010. Mag Lam was the winner. Season 3 premiered on August 14, 2011 following the conclusion of the talk show, Say What (吹水同鄉會).

Format[edit]

Contestants sing one song per round of competition, which depending on the length, will be broadcast within one or two episodes. After their individual performances, a panel of judges (between four and six, depending on the round) will critique and score each contestant. During the first half of the season, the scoring structure is on a five-point scale, with the final score being the sum of the judges total. As for the latter half of the season, each judge can award up to 100 points, with the final score being the average of the judges' scores.

Depending on the round of competition, contestants are eliminated based on one of three pre-set criteria:

  • Having a set number of the lowest scoring contestants (usually between two and four) eliminated;
  • Having a minimum score threshold where a contestant must achieve in order to survive the round;
  • In dual rounds, contestants that score lower than their challengers are eliminated. If two contestants are battling against each other, the lower scoring contestant is eliminated.

However, there are some rounds where no contestants are eliminated and instead they are competing for prizes.

Season 1 (2009-2010)[edit]

An open audition call selects 100 contestants to enter the preliminaries of the show, which is broadcast in the first episode of the program. From there, the six judges responsible for the preliminaries each select five contestants as the final 30 to be on the show.

At the halfway point of the season, contestants eliminated during the first half had an opportunity to re-join the competition in what is called "The Resurrection Battle". During this round, the four highest scoring contestants are re-instated in the competition.

Guest presenters[edit]

Season 1 main presenter Prudence Liew was relieved of her hosting duties as of episode 26. Liew, who is signed under the Universal Music Group label Cinepoly Records, is part of the group of cantopop singers banned from appearing on TVB programming as part of the conflict between the television station and the Hong Kong Recording Industry Alliance over song royalties. Her replacement presenter for episodes 26 to 27 was Hong Kong based Taiwanese presenter King Kong (金剛).[1]

Judges[edit]

Name Occupation and Notability Origin Episodes judged
Kenny Bee
鍾鎮濤
cantopop singer Hong Kong 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Eliza Chan
陳潔靈
80's cantopop singer Hong Kong 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28
Hins Cheung
張敬軒
cantopop singer Hong Kong 10, 11
Tsang Hei Chiu
趙增熹
composer, producer Hong Kong 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28
Jam Hsiao
蕭敬騰
mandopop singer Taiwan 7
Guo Lun Huang
黃國倫
composer, producer, TV presenter, occasional mandopop singer Taiwan 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Leo Ku
古巨基
cantopop singer Hong Kong 1, 2, 3
Eric Kwok
郭偉亮
member of Swing, composer, producer Hong Kong 1, 14, 15
Hacken Lee
李克勤
cantopop singer Hong Kong 16
Edmond Leung
梁漢文
cantopop singer Hong Kong 4, 5, 6, 17
James Li
李 泉
mandopop singer-songwriter China 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Justin Lo
側 田
cantopop singer Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
David Lui
呂 方
cantopop singer, New Talent Singing Awards winner Hong Kong 2, 3, 4, 5
Mark Lui
雷頌德
composer, producer, occasional cantopop singer Hong Kong 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 26, 27, 28
Anthony Lun
倫永亮
cantopop singer-songwriter, producer Hong Kong 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28
Kitman Mak
麥潔文
80's cantopop singer Hong Kong 16, 17
Pong Nan
藍奕邦
cantopop singer-songwriter Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19
Ronald Ng
伍樂城
composer, producer Hong Kong 1, 2, 3
William So
蘇永康
cantopop and jazz singer Hong Kong 13
Joey Tang
鄧建明
member of Tai Chi, guitarist, composer Hong Kong 14, 15, 17
Kay Tse
謝安琪
cantopop singer Hong Kong 1
Xiao Fang Wang
王曉鋒
composer, producer China 4, 5
Ivana Wong
王菀之
cantopop singer-songwriter Hong Kong 6, 10, 11
Frances Yip
葉麗儀
80's cantopop singer Hong Kong 12, 13

Results[edit]

  • Winner: Wen Wang 王 雯
  • First Runner-Up: Cherry Ho 何紫慧
  • Second Runner-Up: Wen Chao 趙 文
  • Most Outstanding Singer Award: Cherry Ho 何紫慧
  • Most Popular Award: Alfred Hui 許廷鏗
  • Most Vastly Improved Award: Auston Lam 林師傑
  • Most Moving Performance Award: Wei Han 韓 煒
  • Hong Kong's Representative to International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship 2009: Hong Kin Chan 陳康健
    • Hong Kin Chan pulled out of competing at New Talent due to sickness, therefore no Hong Kong representative competed in the contest for the first time in the history of New Talent Singing Awards.

During episodes 16 to 20 of season one, several singing competition winners from Mainland China and Taiwan challenged the original Hong Kong contestants in a dual round. Each challenger battled against two local contestants. If the challenger can win both rounds or at least win one round and tie one round, they were then invited to compete in The Voice for the remainder of the season. Two of these challengers ended up in the top three at the end of season one, with Wen Wang 王雯 winning the competition and Wen Chao 趙文 in third place.

Season 2 (2010)[edit]

The show went through a makeover for season 2. The major difference being the open audition call now selects twenty contestants, cancelling the preliminary round of 100 competitors. The season premiere began with these twenty contestants. Also, no Resurrection Battle took place this season.

Guest presenters[edit]

Judges[edit]

Name Occupation and Notability Origin Episodes judged
Kenny Bee
鍾鎮濤
cantopop singer Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Teresa Carpio
杜麗莎
Season 2 Head Vocal Coach
80's cantopop singer, vocal coach
Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, 17
Janae Chan Image consultant and makeup artist Hong Kong 7, 8
Eliza Chan
陳潔靈
Season 2 Head Judge
80's cantopop singer
Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Tsang Hei Chiu
趙增熹
composer, producer Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Anthony Lun
倫永亮
cantopop singer-songwriter, producer Hong Kong all episodes ( 1-18 )
Pal Sinn
單立文
cantopop singer-songwriter, bassist, member of 80's Hong Kong rock band "Blue Jeans" Hong Kong 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
Danny Summer
夏韶聲
cantopop singer-songwriter Hong Kong 9, 10, 11, 12, 18
Hanjin Tan
陳奐仁
hip-hop singer-songwriter, rapper, producer Singapore 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18
Ruth Tseng
曾路得
Folk singer, vocal coach Hong Kong 13, 14, 18

Results[edit]

  • Winner: (15) Mag Lam 林欣彤
  • First Runner-Up: (4) Hubert Wu 胡鴻鈞
  • Second Runner-Up: (6) Sheldon Lo 羅孝勇
  • Internet Popularity Award: (15) Mag Lam 林欣彤
  • Most Vastly Improved Award: (4) Hubert Wu 胡鴻鈞
  • Favourite Song Performance Award:
    • (15) Mag Lam 林欣彤 performing "愛請問怎麼走"
    • (10) James Ng 吳業坤 performing "夢一場"
    • (7) Vivian Chan 陳慧敏 performing "歲月的童話"
  • Hong Kong's Representative to International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship 2010: (4) Hubert Wu 胡鴻鈞

Season 3 (2011)[edit]

Season 3 saw some minor changes in the rules and regulations. An age restriction was added limiting applicants to between the ages of 15 and 30. Also, vocal group entries of up to eight people are now allowed to compete. The season premiere was aired on August 14, 2011 and began with 18 contestants.

Judges[edit]

Name Occupation and Notability Origin Episodes judged
Eliza Chan
陳潔靈
Season 3 Head Judge
80's cantopop singer
Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
Tsang Hei Chiu
趙增熹
composer, producer Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Anthony Lun
倫永亮
cantopop singer-songwriter, producer Hong Kong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11
Joventino Couto Remotigue (Jun Kung)
恭碩良
singer-songwriter, drummer, producer Hong Kong, Macau 1, 2, 3, 4, 11
CoCo Lee
李玟
singer, songwriter, actress Hong Kong 1, 7, 8
Hanjin Tan
陳奐仁
hip-hop singer-songwriter, rapper, producer Singapore 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Keith Chan
陳輝陽
composer Hong Kong 5, 6, 7, 8, 11
Danny Summer
夏韶聲
cantopop singer-songwriter Hong Kong 9, 10, 11
Ruth Tseng
曾路得
Folk singer, vocal coach Hong Kong 9, 10

Results[edit]

  • Winner: (18) Jerry Liu 廖仲謙
  • First Runner-Up: (1) Jay Fung 馮允謙
  • Second Runner-Up: (3) Carrie Tam 譚嘉儀
  • Internet Popularity Award: (1) Jay Fung 馮允謙
  • Most Vastly Improved Award: (3) Carrie Tam 譚嘉儀
  • Favourite Song Performance Award:
    • (1) Jay Fung 馮允謙 ft. Sheldon Lo 羅孝勇 performing "I'm Yours"
    • (18) Jerry Liu 廖仲謙 performing "我的天"
    • (3) Carrie Tam 譚嘉儀 performing "多得他"
  • Hong Kong's Representative to International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship 2011: (18) Jerry Liu 廖仲謙

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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