The Voice of Holland
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|The Voice of Holland|
|Format||Interactive singing competition|
|Developed by||Talpa Content|
|Voices of||Martijn Krabbé|
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||69 (as of December 15, 2012)|
|Running time||120mins (inc. adverts)|
|Original run||September 17, 2010– Present|
The Voice of Holland, also known as TVOH, is a Dutch reality television competition, created by John de Mol, airing on RTL4. Since its first season in 2010, it has been hosted by Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk.
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.
- 1 Format
- 2 Seasons
- 3 The Voice Kids
- 4 International franchises
- 5 Reception
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The first televised stage is the blind auditions, where auditionees sing in front of the official coaches. All coaches will be sitting on a chair that is turned back from the stage. The coaches will first judge and only judge by the power, clarity, type and uniqueness of the artists singing prowess. If they like what they hear and want to mentor the artist for the next stage, they will push a button by their chair that would turn the chair around to face the stage for the first time and also see the artists for the first time after they sing to avoid any due bias according to characteristics and personality. If more than one coach turns around, the power to pick goes to the artist who will be given the chance to pick his/her coach of choice. If no coach turns his/her chair the auditioning artists journey ends. At the end, each of the coach will have a certain number of artists in his or her team who will be advancing to the next round.
The Battle rounds
The second stage, 'the Battle rounds', is where two artists are mentored and then developed by their respective coach. The coaches of the team will "dedicate themselves to developing their artists, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success in the music industry". Every member of their team battle against another member from their team. They sing the same song simultaneously, while their coach decides who should continue in the competition. The coaches have to choose from the four individual “battles” to take artists to the live round.
The final stage, dubbed as the 'Live shows', is where the surviving combatants perform in front of the coaches, audience and broadcast live. Each coach will be having four artists in their team to begin with and the artists will go head-to-head in the competition to win the public votes. These will determine which artist advances to the final eight. The remaining three artists' future in the show will be determined by the coaches, choosing who will progress.
The final eight artists will compete in a live broadcast. However, the coaches will have a 50/50 say with the audience and the public in deciding which artists move on to the 'final four' phase. In the latter, each coach will have one member who will continue. The final (the winner round) will be decided upon by the public vote. Throughout the final the coaches will frequently perform with their artists. The winner will be crowned The Voice of Holland.
- Artist's info
|Season||Premiere||Finale||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Fourth place||Winning Coach||Presenters||Coaches|
|1||September 17, 2010||January 21, 2011||Ben Saunders||Pearl Jozefzoon||Kim de Boer||Leonie Meijer||Roel van Velzen||Martijn Krabbé
Wendy van Dijk
|Jeroen van der Boom
Nick & Simon
Roel van Velzen
|2||September 23, 2011||January 20, 2012||Iris Kroes||Chris Hordijk||Erwin Nyhoff||Paul Turner||Marco Borsato||Marco Borsato
Nick & Simon
Roel van Velzen
|3||August 24, 2012||December 14, 2012||Leona Philippo||Johannes Rypma||Floortje Smit||Ivar Oosterloo||Trijntje Oosterhuis||Marco Borsato
Nick & Simon
Roel van Velzen
|4||August 30, 2013||December 21, 2013||Julia van der Toorn||Mitchell Brunings||Gerrie Dantuma||Jill Helena||Marco Borsato||Trijntje Oosterhuis
Coaches and their finalists
- Contestant placing
Winners are in bold, the finalists in the finale are in italicized bold font, and the eliminated artists are in small font.
|Season||Coaches and their finalists|
|1||Jeroen van der Boom||Angela Groothuizen||Nick & Simon||Roel van Velzen|
Meike van der Veer
|Kim de Boer
Bart van Overbeek
Charlotte ten Brink
Davy & Joshua
|2||Marco Borsato||Angela Groothuizen||Nick & Simon||Roel van Velzen|
Daniel van der Zee
Marloes van Ommen
Sacha van Beek
|3||Marco Borsato||Trijntje Oosterhuis||Nick & Simon||Roel van Velzen|
Babette van Vugt
Pomme van de Ven
Niña van Dijk
Sandra van Nieuwland
Claudia de Graaf
Marjet van den Brand
Sam "The Hedge" Holden
|4||Trijntje Oosterhuis||Ali B||Ilse DeLange||Marco Borsato|
Sanne Klein Horsman
Collin de Vries
Darren van der Lek
Roy de Valk
|Julia van der Toorn
Steven de Geus
Sarah van der Meer
Season 1 (2010–2011)
In season one, coaches were Roel van Velzen, Jeroen van der Boom, Angela Groothuizen and Nick & Simon (working together). Host was Martijn Krabbé. The first season ended on January 21, 2011, Ben Saunders was declared the winner, with Pearl Jozefzoon as runner-up. Saunders won by 59% of the votes. An average of 2.7 million people watched the show every Friday since its launch, while the final attracted 3,744,000 viewers. The results show broadcast half an hour later attracted 3,238,000. In total 30 of the show's singles reached the Top 100 download charts in the Netherlands, including 2 #1 chart toppers by winner Ben Saunders.
Season 2 (2011–2012)
Martijn Krabbé, who hosted season one, remained as the host but was now joint by Wendy van Dijk, with whom he was already sharing the hosting duties on Idols. Jeroen van der Boom left the show to become the head of the jury in The Winner Is, being replaced by popular Dutch pop-artist Marco Borsato, who would eventually win the show with 19-year-old Iris Kroes on 20 January 2011 over Chris Hordijk for Team Nick & Simon, who again became the runner-ups of the show. Kroes won over Hordijk with only 51% of the votes, making her the second female contestant worldwide to win the show after Steliyana Khristova, who won the Bulgarian version of the show.
Season 3 (2012)
The third season was hosted by Wendy van Dijk and Martijn Krabbé. Winston Gerstanovich hosted the 'Red Room.' Angela Groothuizen left as a judge, and was replaced with Trijntje Oosterhuis. On 15 December, Leona Phillipo won with 56% of the votes. The ratings for the last show where the highest ratings The Voice of Holland ever had. 4,6 million people watched the show.
Season 4 (2013)
In August 2013, the fourth season will start. The coaching panel consist of Marco Borsato, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Ilse DeLange, and Ali B. On December 17, 2012, it was announced that Nick & Simon won't be coaches in the fourth season. On March 22, 2013, was announced that Ilse DeLange wil become a coach in the fourth season. Roel van Velzen announced he would not be returning as a coach for the fourth season and rapper Ali B will take Velzen's place in season 4.
Season 5 (2014)
It has been confirmed that the show will return for a fifth season in 2014. For the first time in the show's history, there will be no coaching change. Borsato, DeLange, Ali B and Oosterhuis will all be back for the fifth season.
The Voice Kids
In 2012, the Dutch-language network RTL Netherlands introduced a children's version of The Voice, The Voice Kids. Fabiënne Bergmans won the first season of this show. The second season debuted on December 21, 2012. And the finale airing on February 15, 2013. Laura van Kaam won the second season. The judges including these two seasons are Angela Groothuizen, the Dutch duo Nick & Simon and Marco Borsato.
Various international television networks have licensed or indicated interest in the format.
- NBC — In December 2010, NBC announced that they have purchased the franchise rights to air an American version of the show. The show was initially named as The Voice of America but was later shortened to The Voice. The show premiered on April 26, 2011.
- 1+1 — On May 22, 2011, 1 + 1 network launched Holos Krayiny, the Ukrainian version of the show. Stas P'eha, Diana Arbenina, Oleksandr Ponomaryov, and Ruslana Lyzhychko served as the coaches, while Andriy Domanskyi and Katia Osadcha were the presenters of the said version.
- RTP — From October 29, 2011 to February 25, 2012, RTP aired the Portuguese version, A Voz de Portugal.
- vtm and RTBF's La Une — The Flemish part of Belgium started airing their own version of the show on November 25, 2011. It is broadcast on vtm, the main commercial television station in Flanders, Belgium and entitled The Voice van Vlaanderen. On the other hand, the French-speaking part of Belgium started airing their own version of the show, The Voice Belgique, on December 20, 2011. It is broadcast on RTBF's La Une, a public television station in the French-speaking part of Belgium.
- Telefé — Telefé began broadcasting from July 1, 2012 Argentinean format, called La Voz... Argentina, with the leadership of Marley and Luli Fernandez in the backstage. Mentors and juries are: Soledad Pastorutti, Axel, Ale Sergi and Juliana Gattas group Miranda! And international coach Jose Luis "El Puma" Rodriguez. Since its inception the program was a success.
- ProSieben — In December 2011, ProSieben started airing the German version of the show, The Voice of Germany.
- BBC One — In June 2011, the BBC announced the show, The Voice UK, will be aired on BBC One. It premiered on March 24, 2012 with Danny O'Donoghue, Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am sitting as the coaches; while Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby served as the presenters of the show.
- Televisa — On September 8, 2011, the Mexican version of the show, La Voz... México, aired on Televisa's "Canal de las Estrellas". It features Lucero, Aleks Syntek, Espinoza Paz and Alejandro Sanz as judges.
- Pro TV — On September 28, 2011, the Romanian version of the show, Vocea României, started to broadcast on Pro TV.
- Show tv — On October 10, 2011, the Show tv had began airing Turkish version of the show, called O Ses Türkiye.
- Nine Network — On 29 May 2011, it was announced that Australia's Nine Network would broadcast the Australian version of the show, The Voice, in late 2011. However, two months later, they reported that the show will be postponed to air until the early 2012, and that Nine Network are in talks with signing at least one international artist to lead its panel of coaches on the show. The first series premiered on the April 15, 2012 featuring Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden, Seal and Keith Urban as the coaches.
- RTÉ One — On January 8, 2012, RTÉ One started airing the Irish version of the show, The Voice of Ireland.
- TF1 — On February 25, 2012, TF1 aired the French version of the show, The Voice: la plus belle voix. The coaches were Florent Pagny, Jenifer, Louis Bertignac, and Garou.
- Zhejiang Television — The Chinese version The Voice of China started in July 2012. On July 13, 2012, The Voice of China (season 1) started airing on Zhejiang Television with Yang Kun, Na Ying, Liu Huan and Harlem Yu Chengqing as coaches, Hua Shao was the host. On July 12, 2013, The Voice of China (season 2) starts airing on Zhejiang Television with Wang Feng, Zhang Hui-mei, Na Ying and Harlem Yu Chengqing as coaches, Hua Shao is the host.
- Globo - On September, 2012, Globo started airing the Brazilian version of The Voice, "The Voice Brasil", hosted by Tiago Leifert and with the coaches Cláudia Leitte, Carlinhos Brown, Daniel and Lulu Santos.
- Caracol Televisión — On October 1, 2012, the Colombian version of the show, La Voz Colombia started airing on Caracol Televisión with Carlos Vives, Fanny Lú, Ricardo Montaner and Andrés Cepeda as coaches. Carlos Ponce is the host and Linda Palma is the social media correspondent.
- Channel One — On October 5, 2012, the Russian version of the show, Голос aired on Channel One. The coaches were Pelageya, Dima Bilan, Alexander Gradsky, and Leonid Agutin. It is hosted by Dmitri Nagiev.
- Indosiar — On February 10, 2013, the Indonesian version of the show, The Voice Indonesia, started airing on Indosiar with Glenn Fredly, Armand Maulana, Giring Ganesha and Sherina Munaf as the coaches. Darius Sinathrya is the host.
- ABS-CBN — On June 15, 2013, ABS-CBN aired the Philippine version of the show, The Voice of the Philippines. The show is hosted by Toni Gonzaga with Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga as the show's V-Reporters; while Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Manalac, Lea Salonga and Apl.De.Ap as the coaches.
- ANT1 — 'The Voice of Greece' is the Greek and Cypriot version of the show that premiered on January 10, 2014 on ANT1 (Cyprus and Greece).
The show is currently one of the highest rated shows on Dutch television, with weekly ratings varying between 1.6 to 3.0 million viewers. Its first season finale, which aired on the 21st of January 2011, was viewed by 3.75 million. The second season's first episode was viewed by almost 3.3 million.
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