The Voice of Holland
|The Voice of Holland|
|Developed by||Talpa Content|
|Voices of||Martijn Krabbé|
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||137|
|Running time||120 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Original release||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 Coaches
- 3 Coaches and hosts
- 4 Season summary
- 5 International franchises
- 6 Reception
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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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 undue 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 artist's journey ends. At the end, each of the coaches 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.
Jeroen van der Boom (2010–2011)
Angela Groothuizen (2010–2012)
Nick & Simon (2010–2012)
Roel van Velzen (2010–2012)
Marco Borsato (2011–2016)
Trijntje Oosterhuis (2012–2014)
Ilse DeLange (2013–2014)
Ali B (2013–)
Sanne Hans (2015–)
Anouk (2015, 2017–)
Guus Meeuwis (2016–2017)
Coaches and hosts
|Nick & Simon|
|Wendy van Dijk|
|Season||Premiere||Finale||Winner||Runner-up||Third Place||Fourth Place||Winning coach||Presenter||Coaches (chair's order)|
|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||Angela||Nick & Simon||Roel|
|2||September 23, 2011||January 20, 2012||Iris Kroes||Chris Hordijk||Erwin Nyhoff||Paul Turner||Marco Borsato||Marco|
|3||August 24, 2012||December 14, 2012||Leona Philippo||Johannes Rypma||Floortje Smit||Ivar Oosterloo||Trijntje Oosterhuis||Trijntje|
|4||August 30, 2013||December 21, 2013||Julia van der Toorn||Mitchell Brunings||Gerrie Dantuma||Jill Helena||Marco Borsato||Trijntje||Ali B||Ilse||Marco|
|5||August 29, 2014||December 19, 2014||O'G3NE||Sjors van der Panne||Guus Mulder||Emmaly Brown||Martijn Krabbé
Wendy van Dijk
|6||September 25, 2015||January 29, 2016||Maan de Steenwinkel||Dave Vermeulen||Brace||Jennie Lena||Anouk||Sanne||Marco|
|7||October 21, 2016||February 17, 2017||Pleun Bierbooms||Isabel Provoost||Vinchenzo Tahapary||Thijs Pot||Waylon||Waylon||Sanne||Ali B||Guus|
|8||October 20, 2017||February, 2018||Anouk|
Coaches and their finalists
- Contestant placing
Winners are in bold, the finalists in the finale are in italicized font, and the eliminated artists are in small font.
|Season||Coaches and their finalists|
|1||Team Jeroen||Team Angela||Team Nick & Simon||Team VanVelzen|
Meike van der Veer
|Kim de Boer
Bart van Overbeek
Charlotte ten Brink
Davy & Joshua
|2||Team Borsato||Team Angela||Team Nick & Simon||Team VanVelzen|
Daniel van der Zee
Marloes van Ommen
Sacha van Beek
|3||Team Borsato||Team Trijntje||Team Nick & Simon||Team VanVelzen|
|Ivar Oosterloo||Leona Philippo||Johannes Rypma||Floortje Smit|
|Barbara Straathof||Sandra van Nieuwland||Maame Joses||Eyelar Mirzazadeh|
|Anja Dalhuisen||Tessa Belinfante||Salome Pieris||Marjet van den Brand|
|Babette van Vugt||Laurrhie Brouns||Claudia de Graaf||Sam "The Hedge" Holden|
|4||Team Borsato||Team Trijntje||Team Ali B||Team Ilse|
|Julia van der Toorn||Wudstik||Jill Helena||Mitchell Brunings|
|Gerrie Dantuma||Shirma Rouse||Jennifer Lynn||Cheyenne Toney|
|Marjel Bijveld||Nicole Bus||Vince Irie||Coosje Smid|
|Marvin Kneefel||Steffen Morrison||Collin de Vries||Bylear Sumter|
|O'G3NE||Emmaly Brown||Guus Mulder||Duncan de Moor|
|Sjors van der Panne||David Dam||April en Dr. Drum||Megan Brands|
|MELL||Romy Monteiro||Ferry de Ruiter||Sietske Oosterhuis|
|Rob de Nijs||Dennis Kroon||Renee de Ruitjer||Kelly Cossee|
|6||Team Borsato||Team Anouk||Team Ali B||Team Sanne|
|Maan de Steenwinkel
||Jennie Lena||Brace||Dave Vermeulen|
|Melissa Janssen||Neda Boin||Ivar Vermeulen||Ivan Peroti|
|Jared Grant||–||Gaia Aikman||Daniël Kist|
|7||Team Waylon||Team Guus||Team Ali B||Team Sanne|
|Pleun Bierbooms||Thijs Pot||Vinchenzo Tahapary||Isabel Provoost|
|Yerry Rellum||Leon Sherman||Dwight Dissels||Kirsten Berkx|
|Romy Weevers||Katell Chevalier||Roza Lozica||Sheela|
|8||Team Waylon||Team Anouk||Team Ali B||Team Sanne|
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 joined 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 runners-up 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 Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk, while Winston Gerstanovich hosted the 'Red Room.' Roel van Velzen, Nick & Simon and Marco Borsato returned as coaches. Angela Groothuizen did not return as a coach for season 3 and was replaced by Trijntje Oosterhuis. On 15 December, Leona Philippo of Team Oosterhuis won with 56% of the votes, beating Johannes Rypma of Team Nick & Simon, Floortje Smit of Team van Velzen and Ivar Oosterloo of Team Borsato. 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)
The fourth season started in August 2013. Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk returned as co-hosts, while Winston Gerstanovich returned as host of the 'Red Room'. Marco Borsato and Trijntje Oosterhuis were the only coaches from season 3 to return. On December 17, 2012, it was announced that Nick & Simon won't return as coaches in the fourth season. On March 22, 2013, it was announced that Ilse DeLange will become a coach in the fourth season. In January, Roel van Velzen announced he would not return as a coach for a fourth season and was replaced by Ali B. Julia van der Toorn and Gerrie Dantuma of Team Borsato finished as winner and in third place respectively, making season 4 the first season to have two contestants of the same team in the final and the first where a coach did not win in their first season. Mitchell Brunnings of Team DeLange finished in second place and Jill Helena of Team Ali B finished in fourth place.
Season 5 (2014)
The fifth season premiered in August 2014 and ended in December. Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk will as co-hosts, but Winston Gerschtanowitz was replaced as host of the 'Red Room' by Jamai Loman. Marco Borsato, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Ilse DeLange and Ali B returned as coaches for the fifth season.
Season 6 (2015–16)
The sixth season premiered on September 25, 2015. Martijn Krabbé and Wendy van Dijk returned as co-hosts, and Jamai Loman returned as host of the 'Red Room' once again. Marco Borsato and Ali B returned as coaches and were joined by Anouk and Sanne Hans, who replaced Trijntje Oosterhuis and Ilse DeLange.
Season 7 (2016-17)
The seventh season premiered on October 21, 2016. All hosts and co-hosts returned from last season. Both Ali B and Sanne Hans returned as coaches for this season, whereas Marco Borsato and Anouk were replaced by Guus Meeuwis and Waylon.
Season 8 (2017)
The eighth season will premiere in fall 2017. On June 9, 2017, it was announced that Anouk, who had been a coach in the sixth season of the show, would return to replace Guus Meeuwis, alongside Ali B, Sanne Hans and Waylon. 
Various international television networks have licensed or indicated interest in the format. More comprehensive information about the other versions of the show is in the "Main article".
- 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 Piekha, Diana Arbenina, Oleksandr Ponomaryov, and Ruslana Lyzhychko served as the coaches, while Andriy Domanskyi and Katia Osadcha were the presenters of the said version.
- Top Channel — On October 21, 2011 Top Channel started airing the Albanian version of the show, called The Voice of Albania.
- RTP — From October 29, 2011 to February 25, 2012, RTP aired the Portuguese version, The Voice 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.
- Telecinco — In December 2012, Telecinco started the Spanish version of the show, with Malú, Rosario Flores, Melendi and David Bisbal as couches. It was called La Voz (Spain). In the second season, Antonio Orozco replaced Melendi, and actually, in the third season, Laura Pausini replaced Rosario Flores and Alejandro Sanz replaced David Bisbal.
- BBC One/ITV — 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. In 2017, the show moved to ITV.
- 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 Turkish version of the show, called O Ses Türkiye, started to broadcast on Show TV. In later seasons, the same programme will be broadcast instead by Star TV and TV8 from season 2 and 4, respectively.
- Nine Network — On May 29, 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 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.
- TVA — On January 20, 2013, began airing the Canadian French version of the show, La Voix.
- 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 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 as coaches, Hua Shao is the host.
- Globo - In 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 Dmitry Nagiyev.
- Indosiar — On February 10, 2013, the Indonesian version of the show, The Voice Indonesia, started airing on Indosiar as The Voice Indonesia (season 1) with Glenn Fredly, Armand Maulana, Giring Ganesha and Sherina Munaf as the coaches. Darius Sinathrya is the host. On February 26, 2016, The Voice Indonesia (season 2) starts airing on RCTI with Ari Lasso, Agnez Mo, Kaka Satriaji and Judika as coaches, Daniel Mananta 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).
- Frecuencia Latina — 'La Voz Perú' In 2013, Frecuencia Latina aired the Peruvian version of the show, La Voz Perú. The show is hosted by Christian Rivero; while Eva Ayllón, Gian Marco, Luis Enrique and Álex Lora as the coaches.
- & TV -'The Voice India' In 2015, & TV started to air Indian version of The Voice India with Endemol India producing the show. The auditions for the series was shot in March 2015, and it premiered on June 6, 2015 with the show hosted by Karan Tacker whilst leading Bollywood singers Himesh Reshammiya, Mika Singh, Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan featuring as the coaches.
- AzTV — On November 13, 2015, AzTV launched The Voice of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani version of the show. The judges of the first season (2015-2016) are Mubariz Taghiyev, Faiq Aghayev, Tunzale Aghayeva and Manana Japaridze.
- SkjárEinn — On October 2, 2015 the first season of 'The Voice Ísland' aired on 'SkjárEinn'. The coaches of the first season (2015-2016) were Helgi Björnsson, Salka Sól Eyfeld, Unnsteinn Stefánsson and Svala Björgvinsdóttir. A second season is planned for 2016-2017.
- Canal 13 — On May 31, 2015 the first season of The Voice Chile aired on Canal 13. IT was presented by Sergio Lagos and the judges of the first season (2015) were Nicole, Álvaro López, Luis Fonsi and Franco Simone. After the season finale, Franco Simone went on saying that the production went against him and his teammates to favor the other coaches. For the second season (2016) Simone was replaced by Ana Torroja.
The show is currently one of the highest rated shows on Dutch television, with weekly ratings varying between 1.6 and 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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