The Voice of Finland

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For international syndication, see The Voice (TV series). For the ongoing season, see The Voice of Finland (season 5).
The Voice of Finland
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Created by John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Presented by Heikki Paasonen (2016-)
Axl Smith (2011-2016)
Judges Elastinen (2011-2013)
Michael Monroe (2011-)
Anne Mattila (2014)
Mira Luoti (2014)
Lauri Tähkä (2011-2013)
Paula Koivuniemi (2011-2013)
Olli Lindholm (2015-)
Redrama (2015-)
Anna Puu (2017-)
Tarja Turunen (2015-2016)
Country of origin Finland
Original language(s) Finnish
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 70
Production
Producer(s) Talpa Media Group
Release
Original network Nelonen
Picture format 16:9
Original release 30 December 2011 – ongoing
External links
Website
Promotional photograph of the Coaches of The Voice of Finland

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.

The series is shot at the Logomo cultural venue in Turku.[1]

Overview[edit]

Coaches and Finalists[edit]

     – Winning Coach/Contestant. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
Season Judges/Coaches
Elastinen Lauri Tähkä Paula Koivuniemi Michael Monroe
1 Mikko Sipola
Lauri Mikkola
Isabella Hammarsten
Eveliina Tammenlaakso
Taru Ratilainen
Kim Koskinen
Selja Felin
Valerie Nyholm
Amanda Löfman
Antti Matikainen
Jesse Kaikuranta
Tanja Vähäsarja
Nelli Petro
Sophie Aittola
Aki Louhela
Saara Aalto
Kimmo Härmä
Mikko Herranen
Krista Siegfrids
Toni Hiltunen
2 Ikenna Ikegwuonu
Tomas Höglund
Inga Söder
Niina Kähönen
Jepa Lambert
Emilia Ekström
Dennis Fagerström
Eve Hotti
Kaapo Kokkonen
Marija
Antti Railio
Osku Ketola
Laura Alajääski
Kirsi Lehtosaari
Reetta Kaartinen
Suvi Aalto
Gary Revel Jr.
Christian Casagrande
Jone Ullakko
Luca Sturniolo
3 Elastinen Mira Luoti Anne Mattila Michael Monroe
Emma Schnitt
Erik Niemi
Johanna Johnson
Anni Saikku
Tuuli Okkonen
Sofia Tarkkanen
Camilla Bäckman
Maya Kurki
Jussi Kari
Juho Schroderus
Sini Alatalo
Ville Pyykönen
Siru Airistola
Tiia Erämeri
Roni Leppä
Lee Angel
4 Olli Lindholm Redrama Tarja Turunen Michael Monroe
Jani Klemola
Minna Hautakangas
Maria Höglund
Ari Puro
Jesper Anttonen
Kaisa Leskinen
Kiia Kullberg
Sini Järvinen
Miia Kosunen
Avin Alyasi
Paolo Ribaldini
Riina Ammesmäki
Jennie Storbacka
Björn Suomivuori
Kevin Stocks
Kimmo Blom
5 Ilona Gill
Suhyun Kim
Jessica Uussaari
Lilja Tzoulas
Meri Vahtera
Anna Karlsson
Alex Ikonen
Margarita Kondakova
Suvi Åkerman
Ilari Hämäläinen
Kerttu Suonpää
Alisa Manninen
Riikka Jaakkola
Tuomas Junnikkala
Daniel Sanz
Jarkko Kujanpää
6 Olli Lindholm Redrama Anna Puu Michael Monroe

Series overview[edit]

Color Key

Series Start Finish Winner Runner-up 3rd-4th place Winning coach Hosts Coaches (order)
1 2 3 4
1 30 December 2011 20 April 2012 Mikko Sipola Saara Aalto Jesse Kaikuranta Elastinen Axl Smith
Kristiina Komulainen
Elastinen Lauri Paula Michael
Kim Koskinen
2 4 January 2013 26 April 2013 Antti Railio Emilia Ekström Suvi Aalto Paula Koivuniemi Axl Smith
Tea Khalifa
Sebastian Rejman
Ike Ikegwuonu
3 3 January 2014 18 April 2014 Siru Airistola Emma Schnitt Jussi Kari Michael Monroe Axl Smith
Jenni Alexandrova
Mira Anne
Tuuli Okkonen
4 2 January 2015 24 April 2015 Miia Kosunen Jani Klemola Jennie Storbacka Tarja Turunen Olli Redrama Tarja
Jesper Anttonen
5 8 January 2016 22 April 2016 Suvi Åkerman Riikka Jaakkola Meri Vahtera Heikki Paasonen
Jenni Alexandrova
Axl Smith
Ilona Gill
6 2017 2017 Anna

Format[edit]

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)[edit]

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.

Performers Song Result
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)[edit]

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.

Performers Song Result
Antti Railio "Sulava jää" Winner
Emilia Ekström "Askel askeleelta" Runner-up
Suvi Aalto "Kuuntelen" 3rd/4th place
Ike Ikegwuonu "Vaiheillaan"

For this season, The Voice of Finland introduced Kotivalmentaja (HomeCoach) mobile game for Apple iOS and Android phones.[2]

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

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.

Performers Song Result
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)[edit]

The fourth season premiered on Nelonen on 2 January 2015. The winner of the fourth season was Miia Kosunen from Tarja Turunen's team.

Performers Song Result
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)[edit]

The fifth season premiered on Nelonen on 8 January 2016. The winner of the fifth season was Suvi Åkerman from Tarja Turunen's team.

Performers Song Result
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Logomo ticket sales" (in Finnish). Logomo Oy. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Kotivalmentaja" [HomeCoach] (in Finnish). Nelonen. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 

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