The Voice of Italy

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The Voice of Italy
Created by John de Mol
Presented by Fabio Troiano (1)
Carolina Di Domenico (Backstage) (1)
Federico Russo (2-4)
Valentina Correani (Backstage) (2-3)
Angelina (Backstage) (4)
Judges Piero Pelù (1-3, 5, 7)
Raffaella Carrà (1–2, 4)
Max Pezzali (4, 6)
Emis Killa (4, 6)
Dolcenera (4)
Riccardo Cocciante (1, 7)
Noemi (1–3, 5-7)
J-Ax (2–3, 5)
Roby & Francesco Facchinetti (3, 5-6)
Andrea Bocelli (7)
Country of origin Italy
Original language(s) Italian
No. of series 4
No. of episodes +14
Producer(s) Toro Produzioni
Original network Rai 2 HD
Rai Premium (renuns)
Original release March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07) – 2016
External links

The Voice of Italy was a reality singing competition and Italian version of the international syndication The Voice based on the reality singing competition launched in the Netherlands, created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. The inaugural season was in 2013 with the first episode airing on Rai 2 on March 7, 2013. The show is also broadcast via radio on Radio Rai and RTL 102.5.

It was hosted by the TV actor Fabio Troiano and the four judges were Raffaella Carrà, Noemi, Piero Pelù and Riccardo Cocciante. The winner of the series was Elhaida Dani from Team Cocciante. The program was renewed for a second season with the first episode broadcast on 12 March 2014 with Federico Russo hosting the show. Three of the judges returned; Carrà, Pelù and Noemi, however Riccardo Cocciante was replaced by J-Ax. Sister Cristina Scuccia triumphed in the 2014 final for Team J-Ax. The nun, Suor Cristina Scuccia, recited the prayer 'Our Father' on stage after winning.[1] On the third season, Raffaella Carrà was replaced by Roby & Francesco Facchinetti as judge, while Fabio Curto was the winner.


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 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 acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with a combination of public and jury vote deciding who advances onto the next round. In the final phase, the remaining contestants (top 8) 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 final 4 phase. With one team member remaining for each coach, the (final 4) contestants compete against each other in the final with the outcome decided solely by the public vote.

Coaches and hosts[edit]

Coaches Seasons
1 2 3 4
Riccardo Cocciante
Raffaella Carrà
Piero Pelù
Roby & Francesco Facchinetti
Max Pezzali
Emis Killa


Winners are in bold, eliminated artists in smaller font. Final contestants listed first.

Season Coaches and their finalists
1 (2013) Piero Pelù Raffaella Carrà Riccardo Cocciante Noemi
Timothy Cavicchini
Francesco Guasti
Cristina Balestriere
Danny Losito
Marco Cantagalli
Veronica De Simone
Manuel Foresta
Emanuele Lucas
Stefania Tasca
Pamela Lacerenza
Elhaida Dani
Mattia Lever
Lorenzo Campani
Giulia Saguatti
Donato Perrone
Silvia Capasso
Giuseppe Scianna
Diana Winter
Flavio Capasso
Giuliana Danzè
2 (2014) Piero Pelù Raffaella Carrà J-Ax Noemi
Giacomo Voli
Daria Biancardi
Esther Oluloro
Giulia Dagani
Claudia Megré
Tommaso Pini
Giuseppe Maggioni
Federica Buda
Luna Palumbo
Francesco Marotta
Cristina Scuccia
Dylan Magon
Valerio Jovine
Carolina Russi
Debby Lou
Giorgia Pino
Stefano Corona
Gianmarco Dottori
Andrea Manchiero
Gianna Chillà
3 (2015) Piero Pelù Roby & Francesco Facchinetti J-Ax Noemi
Roberta Carrese
Ira Green
Marco De Vincentiis
Alessandra Salerno
Tommaso Gregianin
Fabio Curto
Sarah Jane Olog
Chiara Dello Iacovo
Alberto "AJ Summers" Slitti
Alessia Labate
Carola Campagna
Sara Vita Felline
Maurizio Di Cesare
Raffaele Esposito
Francesca "Tekla" Cini
Thomas Cheval
Keeniatta Baird
Andrea Orchi
Mariangela De Santis
Daniel Petrarulo
4 (2016) Max Pezzali Raffaella Carrà Emis Killa Dolcenera
Elya Zambolin
Davide Carbone
Francesca Basaglia
Tanya Borgese
Samuel Pietrasanta
Beatrice Ferrantino
Foxy Ladies
Charles Kablan
Frances Alina Ascione
Roberta Nasti
Giuliana Ferraz
Alice Paba
Joe Croci
Giorgia Alò
Edith Brinca

Season summary[edit]

Artist's info
Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place Winning coach Presenter Coaches (order)
1 2 3 4
1 March 7, 2013 May 30, 2013 Elhaida Dani Timothy Cavicchini Venorica De Simone Silvia Capasso Riccardo Cocciante Fabio Troiano
Carolina Di Domenico
Piero Pelu Noemi Raffaella Carra Riccardo Cocciante
2 March 12, 2014 April 5, 2014 Suor Cristina Scuccia Giacomo Voli Tommaso Pini Giorgia Pino J-Ax Federico Russo
Valentina Correani
3 February 25, 2015 May 27, 2015 Fabio Curto Roberta Carrese Carola Campagna Thomas Cheval Roby & Francesco Facchinetti Roby & Francesco Facchinetti
4 February 24, 2016 May 23, 2016 Alice Paba Charles Kablan Elya Zambolin Tanya Borgese Dolcenera Federico Russo
Alessandra Angelo
Emis Killa Dolcenera Raffaella Carra Max Pezzali


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