The Voice of China

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The Voice of China
The Voice of China - official logo.jpg
Genre Reality competition
Created by John de Mol
Directed by Jin Lei
Presented by Hu Qiaohua
Judges
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of seasons 4
Production
Location(s) East China Normal University Gymnasium
Shanghai Stadium
Baoshan Stadium
Jiaxing University
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 44–104 minutes
Production company(s) Canxing Productions
Talpa Productions (licensor)
Distributor IPCN
Release
Original network Zhejiang Television
Original release 13 July 2012 – 7 October 2015
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Official website www.chvoice.com

The Voice of China (Chinese: 中国好声音; pinyin: Zhōngguó Hǎo shēngyīn) is a Chinese reality television singing competition broadcast on Zhejiang Television. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent (solo or duets) contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. The winner is determined by votes cast by a media judging panel and live audience. They receive a record deal with various labels for winning the competition. The winners of the four seasons have been: Bruce Liang, Li Qi, Diamond Zhang, and Zhang Lei.

The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists' performances and guide their teams of selected artists through the remainder of the season. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning coach. Members of the coaching panel include Na Ying (season 1–4), Harlem Yu (season 1–2, 4), Yang Kun (season 1, 3), Liu Huan (season 1), A-mei (season 2), Wang Feng (season 2–4), Chyi Chin (season 3) and Jay Chou (season 4).

The show began airing under the name of The Voice of China on 13 July 2012. In 2016, contractual disputes arose between Talpa Holding, the owner of the show's format and franchise, and Canxing Production, the show's producing company. It was revealed the former has inked a joint venture with another producing company, Talent International, to produce the upcoming seasons of the show. In a response to the dispute and prevent copyright breaches, Canxing Productions launched Sing! China, a rebranded version of the show which the producers claimed to come with an original format, though it still shares several similarities with The Voice of China.[1]

It was reported the fifth season of show, produced by Talent International, will begain airing in 2017.

Format[edit]

The series consists of three main phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows. The four judges / coaches choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each judge has the length of the auditioner's performance to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team. If two or more judges want the same singer (as happens frequently), the singer has the final choice of coach.

Each team of singers is mentored and developed by its respective coach. In the second stage, called the battle phase, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other directly by singing the same song together, with the coach choosing which team member to advance from each of individual "battles" into the first live round. Within that first live round, the surviving four acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with public votes determining the best of four acts from each team that will advance to the final eight, while the coach chooses which of the remaining three acts comprises the other performer remaining on the team.

In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete against each other in live broadcasts. The audience and the coaches have equal say in deciding who moves on to the final 4 phase. With one contestant remaining for each coach, the four contestants will compete against each other in the final round with the outcome decided solely by public vote. However, in Season 4, there may be multiple contestants for a coach to enter the Grand Final, or may be no contestants for the respective coaches.

Coaches and hosts[edit]

Hu Qiaohua has hosted the first four series until 2016. On 23 June 2016, ex-CCTV presenter Li Yong replaced him, being the new presenter of the contest.

Coaches' advisors[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season First Aired Last Aired Winner Runner-up Other finalist(s) Winning coach Host Coaches (chair's order)
1 2 3 4
1 13 July 2012 30 September 2012 Bruce Liang Momo Wu Jike Junyi Na Ying Hu Qiaohua Kun Ying Huan Harlem
Kim Ji-mun
2 12 July 2013 7 October 2013 Li Qi Zhang Hengyuan Xuan Xuan A-mei Feng A-mei Ying
Jin Runji
3 18 July 2014 7 October 2014 Diamond Zhang Perhat Khaliq Ryan Yu Na Ying Chin Feng Kun
Qin Yuzi
4 17 July 2015 7 October 2015 Zhang Lei Queen T Tan Xuanyuan Harlem Jay
Bei Bei
Leon Lee

Season synopses[edit]

Names in bold type indicate the winner of the season.

Season 1[edit]

The first season of The Voice of China premiered on 13 July 2012, and concluded on 30 September. The coaching panel consisted of Liu Huan, Na Ying, Yang Kun, and Harlem Yu. Hu Qiaohua as the host.

Each coach was allowed to advance four top to the live shows:

Team Yang Kun Team Na Ying Team Liu Huan Team Harlem
Kim Ji-mun Bruce Liang Jike Junyi Momo Wu
Guan Zhe Zhang Wei Quan Zhendong Wang Yunyi
Ping An Duo Liang Yuan Yawei Jin Chi
Ding Ding Zhang Hexuan Xu Haixing Da Shan

Four finalists were advanced to the final round. Bruce Liang was announced as the winner of the season, while Momo Wu, Jike Junyi, and Kim Ji-mun placed second, third, and fourth, respectively.

Season 2[edit]

Season two premiered on 12 July 2013, and concluded on 7 October 2013. The coaching panel was modified, with A-mei and Wang Feng replacing Liu and Yang. Hu continued appearing as the host of the show.

Each coach was allowed to advance four top to the live shows:

Team Wang Feng Team A-mei Team Na Ying Team Harlem
Zhang Hengyuan Li Qi Xuan Xuan Jin Runji
Meng Nan Taskyn Bella Yao Su Mengmei
Bi Xia Liu Yating Zhu Ke The Mushroom Brothers
Shan Chongfeng Wang Tuo Hou Lei Ge Hongyu

Four finalists were advanced to the final round. Li Qi was announced as the winner of the season, while Zhang Hengyuan, Xuan Xuan, and Jin Runji placed second, third, and fourth, respectively.

Season 3[edit]

Season three premiered on 18 July 2014 and concluded on 7 October 2014. Na and Wang return as coaches for their third and second season respectively, along with Yang who returns after a one season break, and Chyi Chin completes the panel as a new coach.

Each coach was allowed to advance four top to the live shows:

Team Chyi Chin Team Wang Feng Team Na Ying Team Yang Kun
Qin Yuzi Perhat Khaliq Diamond Zhang Ryan Yu
Wei Ran Wang Kaiqi Chen Bing Melody Tan
Liu Shuangshuang Geng Sihan Rose Liu Li Wenqi
Zhang Zhuo Hanwei Li Qi Li Jiage Xu Jianqiu

Four finalists were advanced to the final round. Diamond Zhang was announced as the winner of the season, while Perhat Khaliq, Yu Feng, and Qin Yuzi placed second, third, and fourth, respectively.

Season 4[edit]

Season four premiered on 17 July 2015 and concluded on 7 October 2015. Na and Wang return as coaches for their fourth and third season respectively, along with Yu who returns after a one season break, and Jay Chou completes the panel as a new coach.

Each coach was allowed to advance four top to the live shows:

Team Harlem Team Wang Feng Team Na Ying Team Jay
Tan Xuanyuan Bei Bei Zhang Lei Queen T
Ika Zhao Huang Yong Sun Bolun Leon Lee
Lotus Zhang Zhang Xinxin Shuhei Nagasawa Gin Lee
Ma Yinyin Huang Xiaoyun Vanatsaya Viseskul Sharon Kwan

Five finalists were advanced to the final round. Zhang Lei was announced as the winner of the season, while Queen T, Tan Xuanyuan, Bei Bei and Leon Lee placed second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

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