The Voice of Finland
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|The Voice of Finland|
|Created by||John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
|Presented by||Heikki Paasonen (2016-)
Axl Smith (2011-2016)
Michael Monroe (2011-)
Anne Mattila (2014)
Mira Luoti (2014)
Lauri Tähkä (2011-2013)
Paula Koivuniemi (2011-2013)
Olli Lindholm (2015-)
Anna Puu (2017-)
Tarja Turunen (2015-2016)
|Country of origin||Finland|
|No. of series||5|
|No. of episodes||70|
|Producer(s)||Talpa Media Group|
|Original release||30 December 2011 – ongoing|
The Voice of Finland is a Finnish reality singing competition and local version of The Voice first broadcast as The Voice of Holland. The series premiered on Nelonen on 30 December 2011 and the first season concluded in April 2012. The series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on 4 January 2013 and concluded on 26 April 2013. The series was further renewed for a third season, which premiered on 3 January 2014.
One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioner.
Coaches and Finalists
- – Winning Coach/Contestant. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
|Elastinen||Lauri Tähkä||Paula Koivuniemi||Michael Monroe|
Gary Revel Jr.
|3||Elastinen||Mira Luoti||Anne Mattila||Michael Monroe|
|4||Olli Lindholm||Redrama||Tarja Turunen||Michael Monroe|
|6||Olli Lindholm||Redrama||Anna Puu||Michael Monroe|
|Series||Start||Finish||Winner||Runner-up||3rd-4th place||Winning coach||Hosts||Coaches (order)|
|1||30 December 2011||20 April 2012||Mikko Sipola||Saara Aalto||Jesse Kaikuranta||Elastinen||Axl Smith
|2||4 January 2013||26 April 2013||Antti Railio||Emilia Ekström||Suvi Aalto||Paula Koivuniemi||Axl Smith
|3||3 January 2014||18 April 2014||Siru Airistola||Emma Schnitt||Jussi Kari||Michael Monroe||Axl Smith
|4||2 January 2015||24 April 2015||Miia Kosunen||Jani Klemola||Jennie Storbacka||Tarja Turunen||Olli||Redrama||Tarja|
|5||8 January 2016||22 April 2016||Suvi Åkerman||Riikka Jaakkola||Meri Vahtera||Heikki Paasonen
The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows. Four judges/coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each judge has the length of the auditioner's performance (about one minute) 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 four individual "battles" into the first live round. Within that first live round, the surviving six acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with public votes determining one of two acts from each team that will advance to the final eight, while the coach chooses which of the remaining acts comprises the other performer remaining on the team.
In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete against each other in live broadcasts. The television audience and the coaches have equal say 50/50 in deciding who moves on to the semi-final. In the semi-final the results are based on a mix of public vote, advance vote on the previous week's performances, and voting of coaches. Each carries equal weight of 100 points for a total of 300 points.
With one team member remaining for each coach, the (final 4) contestants compete against each other in the finale with the outcome decided by advance vote and public vote, both with equal weight of 100 points for a total of 200 points.
Season 1 (2011-12)
The first season premiered on Nelonen on 30 December 2011 and the final was on 20 April 2012. The winner of the series was Mikko Sipola from coach Elastinen's team.
|Mikko Sipola||"Stuck Inside My Head"||Winner|
|Saara Aalto||"My Love"||1st Runner-up|
|Jesse Kaikuranta||"Vie mut kotiin"||2nd/3rd Runner-up|
|Kim Koskinen||"Särkyneiden Tie"|
Season 2 (2013)
The second season premiered on Nelonen on 4 January 2013, the final being broadcast on 26 April 2013. The winner of the second season was Antti Railio from Paula Koivuniemi's team.
|Antti Railio||"Sulava jää"||Winner|
|Emilia Ekström||"Askel askeleelta"||Runner-up|
|Suvi Aalto||"Kuuntelen"||3rd/4th place|
For this season, The Voice of Finland introduced Kotivalmentaja (HomeCoach) mobile game for Apple iOS and Android phones.
Season 3 (2014)
The third season premiered on Nelonen on 3 January 2014, the final being broadcast on 18 April 2014. The winner of the third season was Siru Airistola from Michael Monroe's team.
|Siru Airistola||"Sä et kulu pois"||Winner|
|Emma Schnitt||"Älä pelkää"||Runner-up|
|Jussi Kari||"Suu & Pää"||3rd/4th place|
|Tuuli Okkonen||"Pysähdytään Pariisiin"|
Season 4 (2015)
The fourth season premiered on Nelonen on 2 January 2015. The winner of the fourth season was Miia Kosunen from Tarja Turunen's team.
|Miia Kosunen||"Bed of Fire"||Winner|
|Jani Klemola||"Sinä ansaitset kultaa"||Runner-up|
|Jesper Anttonen||"All of Me"||3rd/4th place|
|Jennie Storbacka||"Mamma Knows"|
Season 5 (2016)
The fifth season premiered on Nelonen on 8 January 2016. The winner of the fifth season was Suvi Åkerman from Tarja Turunen's team.
|Suvi Åkerman||"It's Not the End of the World"||Winner|
|Riikka Jaakkola||"Don't Ask Me"||Runner-up|
|Meri Vahtera||"Tuulee"||3rd place|
|Ilona Gill||"Oneway Trip"||4th place|