The Voice Teens (Philippine TV series)

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The Voice Teens
The Voice Teens Transparent Background.png
GenreReality competition
Created byJohn de Mol
Based onThe Voice franchise
Directed byJohnny Manahan
Presented by
Country of originPhilippines
Original languagesFilipino, English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes63
Camera setupMulticamera
Running time60-75 minutes (incl. adverts)
Production companiesABS-CBN Entertainment
Talpa Media (2017)
Endemol Shine Group (2017)
ITV Studios (2020–present)
Original networkABS-CBN (2017–2020)
Kapamilya Channel (2020)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 16, 2017 (2017-04-16) –
Related shows

The Voice Teens is a Philippine reality television singing competition for teenagers that airs on ABS-CBN. It is a spin-off of the Dutch reality singing competition The Voice; compared to adults' version, this reiteration was conceptualized for teens. The coaches and judges of the Philippine show are Lea Salonga, Bamboo Mañalac, Sharon Cuneta, Sarah Geronimo and[1]

This is the third version of The Voice Philippine franchise, after The Voice of the Philippines and The Voice Kids; this is also the second The Voice Teens franchise in the world (after Colombia) and the first in Asia.[2] It first aired on April 16, 2017 and replaced Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids 1 in its timeslot. The show is currently hosted by Alex Gonzaga and Luis Manzano.[3]


The series is part of franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands.


The Voice Teens is a reality television series, a spin-off version of The Voice format that first aired in the Netherlands, that was first adapted in Colombia through La Voz Teens.[4][5] The original Colombian format features three coaches. The Philippine format features four coaches or judges searching for a batch of talented individuals who could become the Philippines' new teen singing superstar. The show's concept is indicated by its title: the four coaches will only judge a singer hopeful termed by the show as "Artist" with only his/her vocal talent without prejudice to his/her physical bearing.

It's with this concept that makes The Voice franchise rise above other known reality talent searches which airs in any known media platform such as The X Factor franchise, the Got Talent franchise or even the Idol franchise. The lucky Artists who have advanced from the audition round would be split into four teams, whom are mentored by four well-known personalities in terms of singing which in the show, termed "coaches" who in turn would collaborate with them and choose songs for their artists to perform.

On-ground and the producers' auditions[edit]

As for any "The Voice" franchise, the first stage is the producers' auditions, which are not shown on television. In The Voice Teens, ABS-CBN headed by their regional partners nationwide and abroad are tasked to conduct the "Unseen Auditions." At this stage, there will be different judges that will use the power of media to conduct three types of screening; radio auditions, online auditions and on-ground auditions where the team will travel in and out of the country to find the best of the best to participate in the next set of auditions, "The Blind Auditions."

Blind auditions[edit]

The first televised stage is the blind auditions, where artists will be given a minimum of 90 seconds to sing their audition piece. The official coaches of the show will be sitting on a chair facing away from the stage and artist.[6] The coaches will only judge by the power, clarity, type and uniqueness of the artists singing capability. If they like what they hear and want to mentor the artist for the next stage, they will push a button on their chair that would turn the chair around to face the artists for the first time. This concept was created to avoid any due prejudice of their physical bearing and life-story. If a coach turns for an artist, that artist will be included in his/her team. If more than one coach turns around, the choice to pick a who will he/she be mentored goes to the artist. If no coach turns his/her chair the auditioning artist's journey ends. At the end, each of the coaches will have a certain number of artists in his or her team who will be advancing to the next round.[7][8][9]

A new addition in this version is the Blind Blinds, where the stage is covered with a curtain and will only be dropped to reveal the artist after his or her performance.

In the second season, the Block buttons were introduced; in the said new twist, a coach can push any of the three block buttons designated to block a certain coach. In effect, the coach being blocked will not be able to be chosen by the artist he or she had turned to. Each coach is only eligible to do two blocks in the entire phase of this competition.

The Battles[edit]

The next stage called "The Battles," is where a coach will build from his or her team pairs of 2.[10] A pair will be given a single song to sing together. They are mentored and developed by their respective coach in the process. A vocal showdown will commence in the Battle stage where only the artist whom the coach deemed sung the song assigned better will advance to the next round.[8][9][11]

The power to steal a losing artist from the other teams was implemented in the second season of The Voice of the Philippines,[12][13] and this will be carried over in The Voice Teens.[14] In this twist, a coach can steal one artist during the entire the Battles.[15]

The Knockouts[edit]

In the Knockouts, artists will be grouped into three. Each artist had to sing in order to convince their respective coach to pick them for the Live shows.[15] Each artist will decide on what song they will sing. Only one artist will win in each group. At the end of this round, three artists per team will advance to the Live shows.[16]

Live Shows[edit]

The next round known as the "Live Shows" is where the remaining artists per team perform in front the coaches, audience and live broadcast. An artist will be given a song to sing for a chance to advance to the next live show, and ultimately, the finals. The voting results are announced on the same night as the live shows. During the finals, the winner will only be decided upon by the public through different platforms.[8] The most voted artist of the competition will be crowned as The Voice.[17]


The Blind auditions began filming four days in March 2017 at Studio 10 of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center.[18] The Voice Teens will fill the age gap of the two earlier versions of The Voice franchise, wherein the age requirement was limited from ages 13 to 17. Auditions were announced earlier in 2016 and were held in various key cities within the Philippines.

The Philippines is the second country in the world to adapt The Voice Teens franchise after its success in Colombia.[5]

Coaches and Hosts[edit]

On January 25, 2017, Lea Salonga first confirmed that she would be returning as a coach to the franchise, along with Bamboo Mañalac and Sharon Cuneta.[19] This was the sixth time that Salonga teamed up with Mañalac and the second time with Cuneta. Salonga sparked speculation as to whether the fourth coach would be Sarah Geronimo, who was with Salonga and Mañalac in the adults' and kids' version.[20] Sarah Geronimo did return to the franchise after a season break.[21]

In 2020, returned as a coach after his appearance in the second season of the regular adult version.[citation needed]

Toni Gonzaga and Luis Manzano hosted the teens edition.[citation needed] Robi Domingo hosted the online companion show that streams live on Facebook.[citation needed] Alex Gonzaga was one of the hosts of the second season.[citation needed]

Season summary[edit]

Artist's info
Season Premiere Finale Winner Other finalists Winning Coach Main Hosts Coaches
1 2 3 4
1 April 16, 2017 July 30, 2017 Jona Soquite Isabela Vinzon Mica Becerro Jeremy Glinoga Sarah Geronimo Luis Manzano Toni Gonzaga Lea Sarah Bamboo Sharon
2 February 8, 2020 August 16, 2020 All finalists All coaches Alex Gonzaga Apl Lea[22] Sarah Bamboo


Contestant placing

Winners are in bold, finalists are in small italic font, and the eliminated artists are in small font.

Season Coaches and their finalists
1 Lea Salonga Sarah Geronimo Bamboo Mañalac Sharon Cuneta
Mica Becerro
Chan Millanes
Patricia Luna
Jona Marie Soquite
Nisha Bedaña
Ivan Navares
Isabela Vinzon
Emarjhun de Guzman
Kyryll Queen Ugdiman
Jeremy Glinoga
Christy Lagapa
Alessandra Galvez
2 Lea Salonga Sarah Geronimo Bamboo Mañalac
Isang Manlapaz
Yang-Yang Aloya
Calvin Candelaria
Cydel Gabutero
Alexia Tag-at
Kristian Rajagopal
Kendra Aguirre
Jaylloyd Garche
Andre Parker
Heart Salvador
Kate Campo
Rock Opong


Television ratings[edit]

Television ratings for The Voice Teens on ABS-CBN are gathered from two major sources, namely from AGB Nielsen and Kantar Media. AGB Nielsen's survey ratings are gathered from 2,000 households based on urban areas only while Kantar Media's survey ratings are gathered from all over the Philippines' 2,610 urban and rural households representing a 100% of the viewership population.[23]

Season Number of
Premiere Rating Rank Finale Rating
Rank Rating
Rank Media Ref.
Timeslot Primetime Timeslot Primetime Timeslot Primetime
1 31 April 16, 2017 37.9% #1 #1 July 30, 2017 38.2% #1 #1 40.3% #1 #1 Kantar Media [24][25]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A AGB Nielsen

At the end of 2017, based on the data gathered by Kantar Media, The Voice Teens was the third most watched show in the year after gaining an average audience TV rating of 34.4%.[23]


Year Awards Nominated Result Ref.
2017 31st Star Awards for Television
by Philippine Movie Press Club
Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano
for Best Talent Search Program Host(s)
Won [26]

External links[edit]

Official Twitter accounts of the coaches of The Voice of the Philippines

Coach Twitter account

Lea Salonga @MsLeaSalonga
Sarah Geronimo @JustSarahG
Bamboo Mañalac @Bamboomusiclive
Sharon Cuneta @sharon_cuneta12
Official website
Social Networks


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