The Voice (TV series)

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The Voice (TV Series)
The logo of the show.
General logo of The Voice
Genre Reality television
Created by
Opening theme This Is The Voice
Composer(s) Martijn Schimmer
Country of origin Netherlands
Production
Running time 22–104 minutes
Distributor Talpa Media Holding
Endemol
Release
Original release 17 September 2010 (2010-09-17) – present
External links
Official website

The Voice is an international reality television singing competition franchise. It is based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, which was originally created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. Many other countries have adapted the format and begun airing their own versions since 2011. It has become a rival to the Idols franchise, Rising Star and The X Factor.

History[edit]

John de Mol, creator of Big Brother, first created The Voice concept with Dutch singer Roel van Velzen. The show distinguishes itself as different from The X Factor and Idols as The Voice primarily focuses on singing ability and prowess of an "artist" alone.

On September 17, 2010, The Voice of Holland began to air on RTL 4 with Angela Groothuizen, Roel van Velzen, Nick & Simon, and Jeroen van der Boom as the mentor-judges (dubbed as "coaches") of the show.[1] The show proved to be an instant success in the Netherlands.[2][3]

The format was later sold to different countries.

Format[edit]

Contestants are aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. The show's format features four stages of competition. The first is the blind auditions, in which the four coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, listen to the contestants in chairs facing away from the stage so as to avoid seeing them. If a coach likes what they hear from that contestant, they press a button to rotate their chairs to signify that they are interested in working with that contestant. If more than one coach presses their button, the contestant chooses the coach he or she wants to work with. The blind auditions end when each coach has a set number of contestants to work with. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their singers mentally, musically and in some cases physically, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success.

The contestants who successfully pass the blind auditions proceed to the battle rounds, where the coaches put two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose only one to advance. If no specific winner can be identified the competition turns to a game of fate via a coin toss. In some versions, there are steals where opposing coaches can steal a contestant who was voted off by their own coach by pressing their button. As in the blind auditions, if more than one coach presses their button, the contestant chooses which coach they want. Each coach has a set number of steals (usually one or two).

In some versions, the winners of the battle rounds proceed to the knockout rounds. As in the battle rounds, coaches pit two of their own team members to compete against each other. This time, the contestants choose their own song to perform individually while the other watches and waits. After that, the coach chooses one to advance while the other is sent home. At the end of the knockout rounds, the strongest members of each coach's roster proceed to the live stage shows. In this final performance phase of the competition, the top contestants from each team compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience vote to save one contestant on each team, leaving the coach to decide on live television who they want to save and who will not move on. In the next round, the public chooses between the two artists left on each team, and the coach also has a vote that weighs equally with the public vote.

Finally, each coach will have his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finals, singing an original song. From these four, one will be named "The Voice"—and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract. Universal Music Group is the general record company associated and affiliated with The Voice format in most countries.

In some versions, all contestants perform each week and only the public's vote determines which contestants advance in the competition, a format similar to both Idols and The X Factor. This means that any contestant can be eliminated and no coach is guaranteed a spot in the finals.

One of the cornerstones of The Voice format is the social media participation via Twitter, Facebook and the especially designed platform "connect." Users are able to log in via their Facebook account and retrieve background information about the show. The platform also offers the possibility to stream the show online as well as to vote, interact with friends and to discuss various topics and questions asked by the producers throughout the show.[4]

Versions[edit]

A combined 239 "artists" have won the television series The Voice, a reality singing competition adapted in forty-six regions. Each winner is given a recording contract, a monetary prize, and a title as that nation's The Voice, La Voz, Golos, Holos or La Voix.

There are currently 239 winners of the format, the first being Ben Saunders of the Netherlands and the most recent being Christopher Edgar from the Indonesian version of The Voice Kids.

Location of The Voice versions:
  With own version of The Voice
  With own versions of The Voice and The Voice Kids
  Part of a regional or multinational version of The Voice
  Part of a regional or multinational versions of The Voice and The Voice Kids
     Franchise with a currently airing season
     Franchise with an upcoming season
     Franchise that had ceased to air
Country/Region Local title Network Winners Coaches Hosts
 Afghanistan[5][6] آواز افغانستان
The Voice of Afghanistan
Tolo TV
Website
Africa The Voice Afrique Francophone Voxafrica
Website
  • Season 1, 2016–17: Current season
 Albania[7]
 Kosovo
The Voice of Albania1 Top Channel
Website
The Voice Kids Albania
 Angola
 Mozambique[8]
The Voice Angola5 Dstv
Website
 Arab World[9] The Voice – أحلى صوت
The Voice – Best Voice
MBC1
Lebanon LBCI
Website
The Voice Kids – أحلى صوت
The Voice Kids – Best Voice
  • Season 1, 2016: Lebanon Lynn Hayek
  • Season 2, 2017: Upcoming season
 Armenia[10] Հայաստանի ձայնը
The Voice of Armenia
Armenia TV
Website
 Australia[11] The Voice Nine Network
Website


The Voice Kids[12]
 Azerbaijan[13] Səs Azərbaycan
The Voice of Azerbaijan
AzTV
Website
  • Tural Asadov
 Belgium
( Flanders)
The Voice van Vlaanderen (Dutch)
The Voice of Flanders
vtm
Website
The Voice Kids (Dutch)
 Belgium
( Wallonia)
The Voice Belgique (French)
The Voice Belgium
La Une
VivaCité
Website
 Brazil The Voice Brasil Rede Globo
Website
The Voice Kids
 Bulgaria Гласът на България
The Voice of Bulgaria
bTV
Website
 Cambodia The Voice Cambodia Hang Meas HDTV
Website
 Canada
( Quebec)
La Voix3 (French)
The Voice
TVA
Website
La Voix Junior (French)
The Voice Junior
  • Season 1, 2016: Current season
 Chile The Voice Chile Canal 13
Website
 China (Mandarin) The Voice of China – 中国好声音
The Voice of China – Best Voice of China
Zhejiang TV
Website
 China (Uyghur) يىپەك يولى ساداسى – 丝绸之路好声音 (Uyghur)
The Voice of the Silk Road – Best Voice of the Silk Road
Xinjiang TV
Website
 Colombia La Voz Colombia
The Voice Colombia
Caracol Television
Website
Current
La Voz Teens (3–)
The Voice Teens
Former
La Voz Kids (1-2)[15]
The Voice Kids
 Croatia The Voice – Najljepši glas Hrvatske
The Voice – The Most Beautiful Voice of Croatia
HRT 1
Website
 Czech Republic
 Slovakia
Hlas Česko Slovenska
The Voice of Czecho Slovakia
Czech Republic TV Nova
Website
Slovakia Markíza
Website
 Denmark Voice – Danmarks største stemme
Voice – The Biggest Voice of Denmark
TV 2
Website
Voice Junior
  • Season 1, 2014: Melina
  • Season 2, 2014: Aland
  • Season 3, 2015: Isabel
  • Season 4, 2016: Oliver
  • Season 5, 2017: Upcoming season
 Ecuador La Voz Ecuador
The Voice Ecuador
Teleamazonas
Website
 Finland The Voice of Finland Nelonen
Website
The Voice Kids
 France
 Luxembourg
 Monaco
The Voice – la plus belle voix12
The Voice – The Most Beautiful Voice
TF1
Website
The Voice Kids
  • Season 1, 2014: France Carla
  • Season 2, 2015: France Jane
  • Season 3, 2016: France Manuela
  • Season 4, 2017: Upcoming season
 Georgia ახალი ქართული ხმა
The Voice of Georgia
Imedi TV
Website
ახალი საბავშო ხმა
The Voice Kids
 Germany The Voice of Germany ProSieben
Sat.1
Website
The Voice Kids Sat.1
Website
 Greece
 Cyprus
The Voice of Greece4 Current
Skai TV (3–)
Website
Former
ANT1 (1–2)
The Voice Kids ANT1 Unknown Unknown
 Hungary The Voice – Magyarország hangja
The Voice – Voice of Hungary
TV2
Website
 Iceland The Voice Ísland
The Voice Iceland
Sjónvarp Símans
Website
 India The Voice India[17] Zee TV
&TV
Website
The Voice India Kids &TV
 Indonesia The Voice Indonesia Current
RCTI (2–)
Website
Former
Indosiar (1)
The Voice Kids Indonesia Global TV
Website
 Ireland The Voice of Ireland RTÉ One
Website
 Israel The Voice ישראל
The Voice Israel
Channel 2
Reshet
Website
 Italy
 San Marino[18]
The Voice of Italy11 Rai 2
Rai HD
Website
 Kazakhstan Current
Голос Казахстана (4–)
The Voice Kazakhstan
Former
Қазақстан Дауысы (1–3)
The Voice of Kazakhstan
Current
Perviy Kanal Evraziya (4–)
Website
Former
Kazakhstan (1–3)
Голос Дети Казахстана[20]
The Voice Kids Kazakhstan
Perviy Kanal Evraziya
Website
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
  • To be determined
 Lithuania Lietuvos Balsas
The Voice of Lithuania
LNK
Website
 Mali The Voice Mali To be determined
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
  • To be determined
  • To be determined
 Mexico La Voz... México
The Voice... Mexico
Las Estrellas[21]
Website
La Voz Kids... México
The Voice Kids... Mexico
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
 Mongolia The Voice Mongolia[22] NTN
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
  • To be determined
  • To be determined
 Myanmar The Voice Myanmar MRTV-4
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
  • To be determined
  • To be determined
 Netherlands The Voice of Holland RTL 4
Website
The Voice Kids
 Nigeria The Voice Nigeria[23] Africa Magic
Website
  • Season 1, 2016: A'rese
  • Season 2, 2017: Upcoming season
 Norway The Voice – Norges beste stemme
The Voice – Norway's Best Voice
TV2
Website
 Pakistan The Voice Pakistan To be determined
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
  • To be determined
  • To be determined
 Peru La Voz Peru[24]
The Voice Peru
Frecuencia Latina
Website
La Voz Kids
The Voice Kids
 Philippines The Voice of the Philippines[25][26] ABS-CBN
Website
The Voice Kids
 Poland The Voice of Poland TVP2
Website
 Portugal Current
The Voice Portugal (2–)
Former
A Voz de Portugal (1)
The Voice of Portugal
RTP1
Website
The Voice Kids
 Romania
 Moldova
Vocea României10
The Voice of Romania
Pro TV
Pro TV Chișinău
Website
Vocea României Junior
The Voice of Romania Junior
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
 Russia Голос
The Voice
Channel One
Website
Голос. Дети
The Voice Kids
 South Africa[23] The Voice South Africa M-Net9
Website
 Spain La Voz13
The Voice
TeleCinco
Website
La Voz Kids
The Voice Kids
 South Korea The Voice of Korea Mnet9
Website
The Voice Kids
 Sweden The Voice Sverige
The Voice Sweden
TV4
Website
  Switzerland The Voice of Switzerland SRF 1
Website
 Thailand The Voice เสียงจริงตัวจริง
The Voice Thailand
Channel 3
3 HD
True4U
Website
The Voice Kids
 Turkey O Ses Türkiye
The Voice Turkey
Current
TV8 (4–)
Website
Former
Show TV (1)
Star TV (2–3)
O Ses Çocuklar7[28]
The Voice Kids
Current
TV8 (2–)
Website
Former
Star TV (1)
 Ukraine Голос країни
The Voice of the Country
1+1
Website
  • Current
  • Yuri Gorbunov (5–)
  • Kateryna Osadcha (1–3, 6–)
  • Former
  • Andriy Domans'ky (1–3)
  • Olga Freimut (4–5)
  • Anatoliy Anatolich (backstage, 1–3)
  • Mykyta Dobrynin (backstage, 1–3)
Голос. Діти
The Voice Kids
 United Kingdom The Voice UK Current
ITV (6–)
Website
Former
BBC One (1–5)
Website
The Voice Kids ITV
Website
  • Season 1, 2017: Upcoming season
 United States The Voice8 (English) NBC
Website
La Voz Kids (Spanish)
The Voice Kids
Telemundo
Website
 Vietnam Giọng hát Việt
The Voice of Vietnam
VTV3
Website
Giọng hát Việt nhí
The Voice Kids of Vietnam

Notes[edit]

List of artists who became coaches in versions of more than one country/region
Notes
  1. ^ AlbaniaKosovo The Voice of Albania is also broadcast in Kosovo. People from Kosovo are also allowed to join the show.
  2. ^ China The Chinese version allows people who can speak Mandarin to join starting from season 3. In 2016, there exists a controversial issue between the producers of Chinese version of the series and Talpa on the copyright of The Voice of China. Therefore, from season 5 on, the title will be replaced as Sing! China to solve the problem provisionally.[29]
  3. ^ Canada While La Voix is broadcast all across Canada, people from provinces outside Quebec (excluding those from the Ottawa/Gatineau area) are not allowed to join the show.
  4. ^ GreeceCyprus The Voice of Greece is also broadcast in Cyprus; Cypriots were also allowed to join the show.
  5. ^ AngolaMozambique A Voz de Angola will also be broadcast in Mozambique; people from Mozambique are also allowed to join the show.[8]
  6. ^ Australia In the Australian version of The Voice, Joel Madden served as a solo coach from seasons 1 to 3. From the season 4 on, he was joined by his brother Benji Madden, and became as a duo coach called "The Madden Brothers". They also have served as the coach of the Australian version of The Voice Kids.
  7. ^ Turkey The Season 2 of the Turkish version of The Voice Kids is the only season which has four coaches' teams of all versions of The Voice Kids so far.
  8. ^ United StatesCanada The American version of The Voice is also broadcast in Canada and select Caribbean countries; people from all Canadian provinces (excluding Quebec) are also allowed to join the show, as well as people from select Caribbean countries."
  9. ^ South AfricaSouth Korea Not to be confused M-Net which is a channel broadcast in South Africa with Mnet which is a music television and channel broadcast in South Korea.
  10. ^ RomaniaMoldova Vocea României is also broadcast in Moldova; Moldovans are also allowed to join the show, provided they have a biometric passport or a visa (which is free for Moldovans).
  11. ^ ItalySan Marino The Voice of Italy is also broadcast in San Marino. People from San Marino are also allowed to join the show.
  12. ^ FranceLuxembourgMonaco The Voice – la plus belle voix is also broadcast in Luxembourg and Monaco. People from Luxembourg and Monaco are also allowed to join the show.
  13. ^ SpainAndorra La Voz is also broadcast in Andorra. People from Andorra are also allowed to join the show.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Voice of Holland successfully launched" (in Dutch). Parool. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Voice of Holland succesvol van start" (in Dutch). Metro International. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Heiko A. S. Johannsen (April 2012). "Exploring the Relationship Between Engagement and Loyalty in the Context of Social TV: A German Television Show's use of Social Media Interactions". 
  5. ^ "'The Voice of Afghanistan' on TOLO TV: TELEVISION's TOP GLOBAL SHOW SET TO LAUNCH IN AFGHANISTAN". Moby Group. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nieuw: The Voice of Afghanistan" (in Dutch). RTL Nieuws. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fillon "The Voice of Albania-Vokali"" (in Albanian). Gazeta Online. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Angola and Chile join list of Voice countries". Talpa. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Voice أحلى صوت" (in Arabic). MBC1. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  10. ^ ՛՛Հայաստանի ձայնը՛՛ Մերի Մնջոյանն է (in Armenian). ArmStar News. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Voice 2012: Highlights and Memorable Performances". PopSugar. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Knox, David (15 August 2013). "The Voice Kids coming to Nine in 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Priscilla Hendriks (31 August 2014). ""The Voice" goes to India, Croatia, Azerbaijan and Pakistan". Onscreen Asia. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d កំពូលតារាចំរៀង ៤ រូបរបស់ ហង្សមាសក្លាយជា គ្រូបង្វឹករបស់កម្មវិធី The Voice Cambodia (in Khmer). Camnews. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  15. ^ ""La Voz Kids" será producida por el Canal Caracol" (in Spanish). Mundonets. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "The Voice se décline dans une version pour les 6 – 15 ans : The Voice kids" (in French). TF1. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  17. ^ Puteri Nur Emilia Bte Samian (May 4, 2015). "&TV to air 'The Voice India'". OnScreenAsia. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  18. ^ Fabio Traversa (25 September 2012). "The Voice of Italy: Gianni Morandi conduttore, Gianmarco Mazzi direttore artistico, primo giudice". Blogosfere. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  19. ^ Pietro Berna (19 November 2012). ""THE VOICE": FABIO TROIANO ALLA CONDUZIONE". TV Zoom. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "The Voice Kids reaches Kazakhsta". Talpa. May 11, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  21. ^ "La Voz... México 2016 – Sitio Oficial – Televisa". Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  22. ^ "The Voice Mongolia to launch in 2015". Talpa. February 19, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "South Africa 60th country to launch local edition of The Voice". Talpa. April 22, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Versión peruana de "The voice" se emitiría en julio del 2013". El Comercio. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "After US tour, Sarah gears up for 'The Voice'". ABS-CBN News. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "'The Voice Philippines' to premiere June 9". Rappler. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  27. ^ a b ""The Voice of The Philippines" Returns this Summer with Kids Edition". ABS-CBN PR. 17 March 2014. 
  28. ^ "O Ses Türkiye Çoçuklar Ne Zaman Başlayacak?". Haber Gazete. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  29. ^ Tina Villareal (10 July 2014). "The Voice of China in Singapore!". Today Online. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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