The Voice of Poland
|The Voice of Poland|
|Created by||John de Mol|
Roel van Velzen
|Directed by||Rinke Rooyens|
|Theme music composer||Martijn Schimmer|
|Country of origin||Poland|
|No. of seasons||11|
|No. of episodes||207|
|Production companies||Talpa (2011–2019)|
ITV Studios (2020–present)
|Original network||TVP 2|
|Original release||September 3, 2011 –|
|Related shows||The Voice Kids|
The Voice Senior
The Voice (franchise)
The Voice of Poland is a Polish reality talent show that premiered on September 3, 2011 on the TVP 2 television network. The Voice of Poland is part of the international syndication The Voice based on the reality singing competition launched in the Netherlands as The Voice of Holland, created by Dutch television producer John de Mol.
Producers' auditions and blind auditions
The Voice of Poland's first stage are the producer's auditions, which are not shown on television. The first televised stage are the blind auditions, where the contestants sing in front of the coaches. The coaches have their backs to the singer and if they like what they hear; they can press their button to turn around and recruit them to their team. If more than one coach turns the power shifts to the singer, who then decides which team they would like to be part of. Each coach must recruit 12 singers to their team in the blind auditions to progress onto the battle phase. In the 11th season, a new twist called "Block" is featured, which allows one coach to block another coach from getting a contestant.
The second stage, 'Battle phase', 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 six individual "battles" to take artists to the live round. In Series 2 (2013), a new 'steal' twist was introduced to the Battle phase. The 'steal' gives the chance to the losers in the head-to-head battles to give one last pitch to the coaches, excluding their own coach who snubbed them, on why they should remain in the process. The coaches will then be given an allocated amount of time to push their button on their spinning chairs if they want the contestant on their team. As with the blind auditions, if more than one coach presses their button, the power shifts to the contestant.
The third stage of the competition is the 'Knockout stage'. It was named 'Sing-off' in the first series. The four coaches will enter this stage with eight team members; six winners of the battle phase, and two stolen members. In this round, artists will perform a 'killer song' of their choosing and the coaches will each pick four members of their team to go through to the live shows, creating a final 16 for the public vote.
The final stage, dubbed as the 'Live shows', is where the surviving combatants perform in front of the coaches and audience during a live broadcast. Each coach has four artists on their team to begin with, and the artists go head-to-head in the competition to win the public vote. 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 only one member who will continue. The final (the winner round) will be decided by the public vote. The coaches will frequently perform with their artists throughout the final. The winner will be crowned The Voice of Poland. In the 11th edition, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the recording of episodes before their broadcast, the elimination rules were changed. When all participants on a team sing their songs, the coaches rate the performances, giving them from 1 to 10 points. Then the coach of a given team selects one participant who advances to the next stage (regardless of the scoring). The participant with the lowest number of points is eliminated from the remaining three (in case of a tie, the points from the coach of the evaluated team decide).
Coaches and presenters
Urszula Dudziak (11–)
Edyta Górniak (3, 5–6, 11–)
Michał Szpak (8–)
Tomson (duo, 2–8, 10–)
Baron (duo, 2–8, 10–)
Kamil Bednarek (10)
Piotr Cugowski (9)
Grzegorz Hyży (9)
Patrycja Markowska (2, 9)
Natalia Kukulska (7)
Maria Sadowska (3–4, 6–8)
Marek Piekarczyk (2–5)
Justyna Steczkowska (2, 4–5)
Andrzej Piaseczny (1, 6–8)
Anna Dąbrowska (1)
Presenters Backstage timeline
Coaches and finalists
Winners are in bold, other finalists in italic, eliminated artists in smaller font.
|Season||Coaches and their finalists|
|1||Andrzej Piaseczny||Kayah||Nergal||Anna Dąbrowska|
|2||Justyna Steczkowska||Tomson & Baron||Patrycja Markowska||Marek Piekarczyk|
|3||Edyta Górniak||Tomson & Baron||Maria Sadowska||Marek Piekarczyk|
|4||Marek Piekarczyk||Justyna Steczkowska||Tomson & Baron||Maria Sadowska|
|Juan Carlos Cano|
|5||Tomson & Baron||Edyta Górniak||Justyna Steczkowska||Marek Piekarczyk|
Marta 'Sarsa' Markiewicz
|6||Tomson & Baron||Maria Sadowska||Edyta Górniak||Andrzej Piaseczny|
Julia & Jędrzej Skiba
|7||Tomson & Baron||Natalia Kukulska||Andrzej Piaseczny||Maria Sadowska|
|8||Andrzej Piaseczny||Maria Sadowska||Michał Szpak||Tomson & Baron|
Magdalena „Meg” Krzemień
Asia „Azzja” Mądry
|9||Grzegorz Hyży||Patrycja Markowska||Michał Szpak||Piotr Cugowski|
|10||Michał Szpak||Tomson & Baron||Margaret||Kamil Bednarek|
|11||Edyta Górniak||Michał Szpak||Urszula Dudziak||Tomson & Baron|
|Season||First aired||Last aired||Winner||Runner-up||Third Place||Fourth Place||Winning coach||Presenters||Backstage presenters||Coaches (chairs' order)|
|1||Sep 3, 2011||Dec 10, 2011||Damian Ukeje||Antoni Smykiewicz||Piotr Niesłuchowski||Mateusz Krautwurst||Nergal||Hubert Urbański||Magdalena Mielcarz||Mateusz Szymkowiak||Andrzej||Kayah||Nergal||Ania|
|2||Mar 2, 2013||May 18, 2013||Natalia Sikora||Dorota Osińska||Michał Sobierajski||Natalia Nykiel||Marek Piekarczyk||Tomasz Kammel||Marika||Maciej Musiał||Iga Krefft||Justyna||Tomson & Baron||Patrycja||Marek|
|3||Sep 7, 2013||Nov 30, 2013||Mateusz Ziółko||Ernest Staniaszek||Arkadiusz Kłusowski||Jagoda Kret||Maria Sadowska||Marta Siurnik||Edyta||Maria|
|4||Mar 1, 2014||May 24, 2014||Juan Carlos Cano||Katarzyna Sawczuk||Maja Gawłowska||Aleksandra Węglewicz||Marek||Justyna||Tomson & Baron||Maria|
|5||Sep 6, 2014||Dec 6, 2014||Aleksandra Nizio||Przemysław Radziszewski||Gracjan Kalandyk||Magdalena Paradziej||Justyna Steczkowska||Magdalena Mielcarz||Tomson & Baron||Edyta||Justyna||Marek|
|6||Sep 5, 2015||Nov 28, 2015||Krzysztof Iwaneczko||Tobiasz Staniszewski||Ana Andrzejewska||William Prestigiacomo||Maria Sadowska||Halina Mlynkova||Remigiusz Wierzgoń||Maria||Edyta||Andrzej|
|7||Sep 3, 2016||Nov 26, 2016||Mateusz Grędziński||Weronika Curyło||Anna Karwan||Katarzyna Góras||Andrzej Piaseczny||Barbara Kurdej-Szatan||Łukasz Jakubiak||Natalia||Andrzej||Maria|
|8||Sep 2, 2017||Nov 25, 2017||Marta Gałuszewska||Łukasz Łyczkowski||Michał Szczygieł||Maja Kapłon||Michał Szpak||Marcelina Zawadzka||Andrzej||Maria||Michał||Tomson & Baron|
|9||Sep 1, 2018||Dec 1, 2018||Marcin Sójka||Natalia Zastępa||Anna Deko||Maksymilian Kwapień||Patrycja Markowska||Krzysztof Jankowski||Grzegorz||Patrycja||Piotr|
|10||Sep 7, 2019||Nov 30, 2019||Alicja Szemplińska||Daria Reczek||Tadeusz Seibert||Damian Kulej||Tomson & Baron||Maciej Musiał||Adam Zdrójkowski||Marcelina Zawadzka||Michał||Tomson & Baron||Margaret||Kamil|
|11||Sep 12, 2020||Dec 5, 2020||Krystian Ochman||Adam Kalinowski||Anna Gąsienica-Byrcyn||Jędrzej Skiba||Michał Szpak||Małgorzata Tomaszewska||Edyta||Michał||Ula||Tomson & Baron|
Season 1 (2011)
The judges for season 1 were Ania Dąbrowska, Adam "Nergal" Darski, Kayah and Andrzej Piaseczny. The show was hosted by Hubert Urbański, Magdalena Mielcarz and Mateusz Szymkowiak. The winner of the first series in 2011 was Damian Ukeje.
Season 2 (2013)
The second season premiered on March 2, 2013. The judges were Justyna Steczkowska, Patrycja Markowska, Marek Piekarczyk and Tomson & Baron from Afromental. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel, Marika and Maciej Musiał. The winner of the second series was Natalia Sikora.
Season 3 (2013)
The third season premiered on September 7, 2013. The judges were Marek Piekarczyk, Tomson & Baron, Maria Sadowska and Edyta Górniak. Tomasz Kammel, Marika and Maciej Musiał returned. The winner of the third series was Mateusz Ziółko.
Season 4 (2014)
The fourth season premiered on March 1, 2014. The judges were Justyna Steczkowska, Tomson & Baron, Maria Sadowska and Marek Piekarczyk. All hosts from the previous season returned. The winner of the fourth series was Juan Carlos Cano.
Season 5 (2014)
The fifth season premiered on September 6, 2014. The judges were Justyna Steczkowska, Tomson & Baron, Edyta Górniak and Marek Piekarczyk. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel, Magdalena Mielcarz and Maciej Musiał. The winner of the fifth series was Aleksandra Nizio.
Season 6 (2015)
The sixth season premiered on September 5, 2015. The judges were Edyta Górniak, Tomson & Baron, Maria Sadowska and Andrzej Piaseczny. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel, Halina Mlynkova and Maciej Musiał. The winner of the sixth series was Krzysztof Iwaneczko.
Season 7 (2016)
The seventh season premiered on September 3, 2016. The judges were Tomson & Baron, Maria Sadowska, Andrzej Piaseczny and Natalia Kukulska, who replaced Edyta Górniak. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel, Barbara Kurdej-Szatan and Maciej Musiał. The winner of the seventh series was Mateusz Grędziński.
Season 8 (2017)
The eighth season premiered on September 2, 2017. The judges were Tomson & Baron, Maria Sadowska, Andrzej Piaseczny and Michał Szpak, who replaced Natalia Kukulska. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel and Maciej Musiał. The winner of the eight series was Marta Gałuszewska.
Season 9 (2018)
The ninth season premiered on September 1, 2018. Michał Szpak became the coach again. Tomson & Baron, Maria Sadowska and Andrzej Piaseczny resigned from the function of trainers, and their place was taken by: Patrycja Markowska returning to the program, who previously acted as a coach in the second edition of the program, and debuting in this role Grzegorz Hyży and Piotr Cugowski. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel, Barbara Kurdej-Szatan and Maciej Musiał.The winner of the ninth series was Marcin Sójka.
Season 10 (2019)
The tenth season premiered on September 7, 2019. Michał Szpak became a coach again. Patrycja Markowska, Piotr Cugowski and Grzegorz Hyży are replaced by Kamil Bednarek, Margaret and Tomson & Baron returning after a one-season break. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel, Marcelina Zawadzka and Maciej Musiał. Barbara Kurdej-Szatan resigned from the function of presenter. The winner of the tenth series was Alicja Szemplińska.
Season 11 (2020)
The eleventh season premiered on September 12, 2020. Michał Szpak and Tomson & Baron became the coaches again. Margaret and Kamil Bednarek were replaced by Edyta Górniak, returning after a five-year break and a new coach Urszula Dudziak. The show was hosted by Tomasz Kammel, Maciej Musiał and Małgorzata Tomaszewska. Marcelina Zawadzka resigned from the function of presenter. The winner of the eleventh series was Krystian Ochman.