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The Voice
The Voice NBC logo blackwhite.png
GenreReality Television, music
Created by
Opening themeThis is The Voice
Composer(s)Martijn Schimmer
Country of originNetherlands
Production
Running time22–104 minutes
DistributorTalpa Media Holding
Endemol Shine Group
Release
Original release17 September 2010 (2010-09-17) –
present
External links
Official website

The Voice is an international reality television singing competition franchise of Dutch origin. It is based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, which was originally created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. Many other countries have adapted the format and begun airing their own versions since 2010. It has become a rival to the Idols franchise, Rising Star and The X Factor.

History[edit]

John de Mol, creator of Big Brother, first created The Voice concept with Dutch singer Roel van Velzen. Erland Galjaard, a Dutch program director, asked John de Mol about whether he could come up with a format that went a step further than The X Factor. De Mol then came up with the idea of Blind Audition. He wanted to focus on singing quality alone, so the coaches must be top artists in the music industry. The rotating chairs concept was invented by Roel van Velzen. It would also be the first talent show in which social media was actively involved.[1]

On 17 September 2010, The Voice of Holland began to air on RTL 4 with Angela Groothuizen, Roel van Velzen, Nick & Simon, and Jeroen van der Boom as the mentor-judges (dubbed as "coaches") of the show.[2] The show proved to be an instant success in the Netherlands.[3][4]

The format was later sold to different countries, in many cases replacing a previous Endemol music contest format, Operation Triumph / Star Academy.

Original format[edit]

The show's format features five stages of competition: producers' auditions, blind auditions, battle rounds, knockouts (since 2012), and live performance shows.

Blind auditions[edit]

Contestants are aspiring singers drawn from public auditions, which are not broadcast. Unlike Idols and The X Factor, the producers pick fewer contestants (usually from 100, up to 200 contestants), which are deemed "the best artists", to perform in the broadcast auditions.[1] The first televised stage is the blind auditions, in which the four coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, listen to the contestants in chairs facing away from the stage so as to avoid seeing them. If a coach likes what they hear from that contestant, they press a button to rotate their chairs to signify that they are interested in working with that contestant. If more than one coach presses their button, the contestant chooses the coach he or she wants to work with. The blind auditions end when each coach has a set number of contestants to work with. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their singers mentally, musically and in some cases physically, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success.

Battles[edit]

The contestants who successfully pass the blind auditions proceed to the battle rounds, where the coaches put two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, the coach must choose only one to advance. If no specific winner can be identified the competition turns to a game of fate via a coin toss. In some versions, there are steals where opposing coaches can steal a contestant who was voted off by their own coach by pressing their button. As in the blind auditions, if more than one coach presses their button, the contestant chooses which coach they want. Each coach has a set number of steals, usually one or two (raised to three in the seventh season of The Voice Brasil).

Knockouts[edit]

The knockout round was introduced in 2012, and is implemented in some versions. The winners of the battle rounds proceed to this rounds (dubbed Super-battle round/Sing-off in some versions).

As in the battle rounds, coaches put members (usually 2/3/4, rarely 6 or 10) of their own team members to compete against each other. This time, the contestants choose their own song to perform individually while the other watches and waits. After that, the coach chooses one to advance while the other is sent home. At the end of the knockout rounds, the strongest members of each coach's roster proceed to the live stage shows. Some versions include steals. Like in the battle round, the opposing coaches can steal a contestant who was voted off by their own coach by pressing their button. Similar to the blind auditions, if more than one coach presses their button, the contestant chooses which coach they want.

Live shows[edit]

In the final performance phase of the competition, the top contestants from each team compete against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience vote to save one contestant on each team, leaving the coach to decide on live television who they want to save and who will not move on. In the next round, the public chooses between the two artists left on each team, and the coach also has a vote that weighs equally with the public vote.

Finally, each coach will have his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finals, singing an original song. From these four, one will be named "The Voice"—and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract. Universal Music Group is the general record company associated and affiliated with The Voice format in most countries.

Social media participation[edit]

One of the cornerstones of The Voice format is the social media participation via Twitter, Facebook and the especially designed platform "connect." Users are able to log in via their Facebook account and retrieve background information about the show. The platform also offers the possibility to stream the show online as well as to vote, interact with friends and to discuss various topics and questions asked by the producers throughout the show.[5]

Format variations[edit]

DISCLAIMER : All variations below and its descriptions are based on the observation and research in every single YouTube channel, Wikipedia article, local news feed, and social media of each versions.

Coaches' line-up[edit]

In various franchises, a duo coach—two coaches and two chairs but only one team to represent, one table and one button to press—is placed in the coaches' panel—a difference from the usual four individual coaches line-up. It was first introduced in the first season of The Voice of Holland with Nick & Simon as the first duo coach. The same variation is also used in seen in various The Voice Kids format.

Another variation was introduced in The Voice Kids. The same format usually have three individuals in the line-up of coaches. However, a variation was introduced in the second season of the O Ses Türkiye — the Turkish version of the format — wherein the said show included four individual coaches, but then was dropped in the later seasons. However, this was adopted in the second season of the Indian-Hindustani version, the seventh season of the Dutch version, the fourth season of the Belgian Flemish version (where they also introduced, for the first time in the worldwide franchise, a "TRIO" coach, K3), the fourth season of the French version, the seventh season of German Version, and so on.

Starting from the sixth season of the Vietnamese kids version, the panel has 6 coaches divided into 3 duo coaches, which was the first in the history of The Voice Kids to have more than one duo-coach seen in various The Voice Kids format.[6]

In season 9 of The Voice of Finland it featured 5 coaches instead of the usual 4.

Contestants[edit]

Originally, The Voice only allowed solo artists and groups with two members, not trios/quartets. The first case of a trio entering was in the first season of The Voice van Vlaanderen. In the second episode, the Vinken Sisters participated and three coaches turned. They commented that trios were not allowed for participation and that there was a chance that the group had to drop a member[citation needed]. However, the trio remained in the competition without dropping members. Many versions of The Voice stuck with the original rule of only allowing solo artists and duos. Some other versions[citation needed] currently will not allow for trios/quartets to participate. However, the limit of two people per group was ultimately lifted in The Voice of Holland. In the fifth season of the Dutch version, girl group O'G3NE was the first trio that entered and ultimately won the show. After that, a few versions[citation needed] started to allow groups with more than two members. Trios/quartets have been seen entering the second season (3nty Brothers (trio)), the fifth season (Arcadian (trio)), the sixth season (The Sugazz and Incantessimú (both were trio)), and the seventh season, (JAT (trio)), all in The Voice: la plus belle voix, then the second season of The Voice Indonesia (Mervo (quartet)), the fifth season (Trinity (trio)) and the sixth season (Viva (trio)) of Glasat na Bulgaria, the eighth season of Holos Krainy (Nude Voices (trio) and Akord (quartet)), the seventh season of the Australian version (Homegrown (trio)), the eighth season of The Voice of Germany (Misses Melaza (trio)), the eighth season of The Voice UK (Remember Monday (trio)), the seventh season of La Voz... Mexico (BAE (quartet)), the sixteenth season of the U.S. version (The Bundys (trio)), the sixth season of The Voice of Vietnam (Dominix (quartet), S2 (quartet), INNO (trio) and Mystery (trio)) and so on.

A different rule was applied in the blind auditions in the Malaysian and Singaporean version of The Voice, wherein if contestants auditioning as duo had received only one-chair turn, the coach who turned for them must decide either dropping a member or advancing both of them.

Blind Audition Twists[edit]

Starting from the fifth season of The Voice of Holland,[7] if all the coaches rejected one specific contestant, the losing contestant would leave the stage straight away, without any conversations with the coaches, and the chairs would remain unturned. The format is currently used in some versions, most notably, the U.K. version. It was used in the fifth season of the Vocea României,[8] the fourth to sixth season of The Voice Belgique and in the sixth season of The Voice of Albania, but then was abandoned in later seasons (However, later, Vocea României brought it back on its eighth season) .

The U.S. version introduced a new mechanism in the blind auditions on the fourteenth season, the Block button. When a coach wants to get the specific contestant but does not want another coach to do so, he/she may press the block button to block them from getting the contestant, and then turn around at the same time. The coach who is blocked, will not know until he/she presses the main button, and after that he/she will get the word stating that he/she is blocked, instead of his/her name in the LED floor. A coach can use the block button once in a season (this number of allowed block, varies in other versions, which are described below), and only one block is allowed per audition. The Block twist was then applied in :

The sixth season of The Voice Kids of Vietnam and the fourth season Sing! China had a new feature called The Mute button. As its name implies, the muted coach will not be allowed to speak, but they can still do all the kind of body language to convince the contestant to join their team. However, the Mute only adds excitement to the program, as contestant can still pick the muted team. Each coach has only one Mute per audition.[28]

The Wildcard round was introduced in the first two seasons of The Voice of Holland, wherein the selected failed contestants of the blind auditions were screened and would perform via radio program Radio 538. Some coaches will select if they want that contestant on their team to compete in the battles, but it was abandoned in the later seasons. It was reintroduced in the 15th season of the U.S. version where it is now called as "The Comeback Stage". On it, a fifth coach will mentor six contestants that failed to make a team in the blind auditions, and they will compete against each other in a digital companion series, with the winner securing a spot in the Top 13.[29]

The sixth season of Giọng hát Việt introduced The Switch. If a coach has already filled his/her team but interest in a contestant later, he/she can press the Switch button to swap that contestant with one of the chosen artists before. Each coach only has one Switch during the course of the Blind auditions. The Special coach was also introduced this season, a role that shares similarities with the U.S. version's Comeback Stage coach. Instead of turning away from the stage as usual, the special coach's chair stay towards the stage during all performances, allowing him/her to know how the contestants look like, he/she has the ability to choose unlimited contestants, unlike other coaches, and his/her selection button is still valid even when the contestant has finished his/her performance. However, the special coach can only select contestant that were not chosen by three other coaches.

In the sixth season of The Voice of Italy, not all contestants selected during the Blind Auditions proceeded to the next round. Instead, an off-stage a cappella singing test was instated, and the coaches can only pick their "Best six" to advance to the next round.

The seventh season of The Voice Kids of Vietnam introduced new rules called the Breaking The Block and The Frozen. The contestant can protect the blocked coach and still pick that team but the blocked coach would be fall into The Frozen state in the next performance and would not be able to press the button in that performance. Each coach has only gained the Breaking The Block one time per audition.

In the fourth season of the Philippine Kids version, each coach has the power to decide their team sizes instead of having team limits as usual.

Battles Twists[edit]

The seventh season of The Voice of Holland features non stop steal, which means that steals during the battle rounds follow a hot-seat procedure: a coach may replace his or her stolen contestant as many times as he or she likes until the end of the battles. This feature also applies in the seventh season of The Voice of Poland, the seventh season of Vocea României, fifth season of The Voice van Vlaanderen,[30] the fifth season of The Voice Portugal, the sixth season of The Voice: la plus belle voix and the fourth season of The Voice Ahla Sawt.

The second season of The Voice Kids of Vietnam introduced the Save button that allowed a coach to keep a contestant they just eliminated from the competition. Contestants who won their battles or saved by their coaches will advance to the Playoffs. Each coach has only one Save in entire battles rounds. It was then applied in the third season of The Voice Indonesia, along with the steals.

Another format was introduced in the fourth season of La Voz Kids España.[31] The remaining contestants that was saved by the coaches will proceed to the fast-paced Battle Rounds wherein the supercoach will decide also who will proceed to the live semi-finals.

The fifth season of Giọng hát Việt features no-elimination, which is used only once throughout the battles when a coach does not want to eliminate one of two their contestants and wants to keep them in the next round. A coach has to ask and gets consent from both contestants. After getting consent, two contestants were retained and would become a duo (they were not a solo-contestant), combined together throughout the rest of the competition; if a coach does not get consent, they must choose only one to advance to the knockouts as the original format.[32]

The Block Button was inserted in the seventh season battles of The Voice Brasil.

The Danger Zone was added in The sixth season of Giọng hát Việt where battle losers are sent to. Each coach can only save one artist from their teams in the Danger Zone at the end of the Battle round and can steal only one artist from another team who are sent to the Danger Zone.

Knockouts Twists[edit]

Some versions feature a different version of the Knockout round: the hot-seat or chair challenge method (first introduced in the sixth season of The Voice of Holland), a format similar to The X Factor's six-chair challenge, there will be three seats (the number of seats varies sometimes). After the first 3 contestants perform a song of his or her choice, they will all sit in the three chairs. However, after these contestants perform, the fate of the fourth contestant will be decided based on whether his or her coach would like to switch out a contestant already seated in favor of this performed contestant. In the case of a switch-out, the contestant that was switched out will be eliminated, and this performer will sit down. If the coach would instead like to keep the contestants already seated and thus not give a seat to this performed contestant, he/she will be immediately eliminated. After all contestants have performed, those who end up seated will advance to the Live Shows. Most versions do not feature "Steal" buttons when using this method. In a few versions, the seats are ranked, and the coach decide which performed contestant will sit on which ranked seat. After all seats are occupied, when the coach want to do switch-out for the next performed contestant, the contestant on the last ranked seat will absolutely be switched out and be eliminated, regardless of which ranked seat will this performed contestant sit.

Normally, The Voice have Knockout round come after Battle round. However, the sixth season of Australian version have the rounds swapped (Knockout round come before Battle round). It is followed in the fifth season of Lietuvos Balsas, the sixth season of The Voice Brasil, the sixth season of The Voice Thailand, the seventh season of The Voice: la plus belle voix (Knockouts dubbed as "Audition Finale"), the fifth season of The Voice of Italy, the third season of The Voice Indonesia, the sixth season of La Voz España (Battles dubbed as "Batalla Final"), and the third season of The Voice South Africa. However, later, The Voice Brasil dropped this twist on its seventh season.

In the fourteenth season of U.S. version, the "Steal" button can act as a new twist in the knockouts called "Save" wherein a coach can save a contestant that is eliminated from their team.

The non-live Cross-battle was applied in the Knockout round of the fifth season of Giọng hát Việt, which featured battles between members from different teams. The result of a Knockout battle is determined 50% by the point given by a professional jury and 50% by audiences' vote at the studio. Each coach has three turns to "challenge" another coach by sending an act from their team into a battle, while the other act from the challenged team is selected randomly. As a result, the number of contestants advancing to the Playoffs is uneven among four teams. In season 6, no professional jury is featured and the result is decided solely by the public's vote; and a contestant can be saved by the special coach.

The third season of The Voice South Africa introduced a new way to conduct the Knockout round: After each contestant's solo performance, the respective coach will have to decide whether they are in the Safe Zone (which means qualified for the Battles) or the Danger Zone (at risk of elimination). Each coach can only send three contestants to the Safe Zone but also have two steals across the round. After all members from one team have concluded their performances, the coach will save a number of artists from the Danger Zone to move on to the Battles. Contestants who are sent to the Danger Zone but not chosen by their coach or get stolen by another coach will be eliminated. However, audience can also vote for the artist in the Danger Zone by televoting.[33] This rule was then applied in the eighth season of The Voice: la plus belle voix, where six artists will be chosen for the Safe Zone, but public's vote is not included.

The eighth season of The Voice UK conducted a new voting system called Lifeline vote, which would advance one contestant from eliminated acts in the Knockouts based on the public's vote into the Live round.

Live Shows Twists[edit]

In some versions, all contestants perform each week and only the public's vote determines which contestants advance in the competition individually, not for each team, a format similar to both Idols and The X Factor, due to the possibility of having multiple potential winners on the same team. This means that any contestant can be eliminated and no coach is guaranteed a spot in the finals. Along with this elimination method, there is an Instant Save in certain versions, most notably the US version, Israeli version, and Australian version, where contestants (usually two or three) who are in danger of elimination have to perform again and another vote is conducted to save one of those contestants.

Some versions of The Voice applied a new rule called Wildcard, which will give one previously eliminated contestant a second chance to advance to the finals based on the public's vote on a distinct portal. The third season of the Australian Version was the first to conduct a Wildcard round to give one eliminated artist in the semi-final a fifth spot in the grand finale. The Wildcard was then applied in seventh season of the U.S. version, where nine artists who was previously eliminated from the season's top 12 performed in the semifinals' result show for a fourth spot in the finale, but it was abandoned in later seasons. The Wildcard was also implemented in Giọng hát Việt (season 4 onward), the Vietnamese Kids version (season 4 onward) and the fifth season of The Voice of Greece. The seventh season of the Australian version brought back the Wildcard, but at that season four eliminated contestants from four teams in the Knockouts were chosen to be Wildcards by his/her coach (by pressing the red button), and only one Wildcard achieved the most vote from the public was brought back to compete in the live shows with the top 12. The sixth season of The Voice Portugal applied the Wildcard in its Semi-final in favor of a fifth finalist.

The Cross-battle was introduced in the Semi-final round of the fourth season of The Voice of Holland.[34] In this round, two contestants from two different team compete each other and the public vote determines who will advance. The rules was then applied from the third season of O Ses Türkiye onward, but was used at all live shows instead of just one round. The Cross-battles returned in the fifth season of the Dutch version, but later dropped in the succeeding seasons. The Cross-battles was also used in the fourth season of The Voice Of China, the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of The Voice Brasil, the fifth and sixth seasons of the Vocea României, the third, fourth and fifth seasons of The Voice of Greece, from the third to the fourth season of The Voice of Germany, the seventh season of The Voice Thailand, and in the sixteenth season of the U.S. version.[35] The seventh season of The Voice Brasil intended to feature an instant save vote, to save one of the losing contestants in the Cross-battle,[10] but that twist was abandoned before the phase begins. The U.S. version's Cross-battle, on the other hand, features Save/Steal button, which has similar mechanism as in Knockout rounds.

The Remix round, introduced in the fifth season of The Voice Brasil, is a way to balance the teams after the Cross-battle. On it, coaches will again attend the performance of the contestants at the end, and each of them will press the red button to choose who will move to the next phase, just like in the Blind Auditions. Contestants who have more than one button pressed will be able to decide which team they want to stay in. Coaches may use a wildcard, which guarantees Supreme Power at the time of choice. If more than one of them presents the card, the priority will always be the team's original coach. After all the performances, each coach can save one of the not chosen acts, and move them to its team. At the end of Remix each coach will have four, three or two contestants (depending on the season) for the following phase. In the seventh season of the same version, there is a fast pass, where each coach can ensure that one of its contestants stays on its team for the next round.

The third season of The Voice of Holland implemented a new system in the live shows, Scoring. During each contestant's performance, the coaches' chairs turned their backs to the stage and turned around after the contestant completed his/her performance just like in the blind auditions. Every coach can give the score up to ten, as well as the viewers. Then the coaches' score and viewers' score each will be averaged, and then be combined, ultimately giving the score to the contestant at the end of performance, which will determine the fate of the contestant. If a coach press his/her button to turn their chairs around like in the blind auditions during a contestant's performance, the score given to that contestant is automatically 10/10. This system is usually used until the semi-final. It was discontinued from season 4 to season 6, but was reinstalled starting from the seventh season, when the coaches directly witness and score the contestants' performances.

As mentioned in the section "Blind Audition Twists" above, the 15th season of the U.S. version feature a new round called "The Comeback Stage". On it, a fifth coach will mentor six contestants that failed to make a team in the blind auditions, and they will compete against each other in a digital companion series, with the winner securing a spot in the Top 13.[29]

From The fifth season of Giọng Hát Việt Nhí, in a round of the Playoffs, all teams had to set up a minishow which consists of performances from all team members and concludes with a group performance of the coaches and the contestants. From the sixth season, the team receiving the most public vote will be declared safe and have all team members advance to the next round, while the two other coaches must eliminate a number of contestants from their teams.

Stage Design[edit]

The appearance of coaches names on the floor (after pressing the buttons in the blind auditions) was first introduced in the eleventh season of the U.S. version and ongoing until the present. The design was adopted in the following versions:

The Voice around the world[edit]

A combine 407 singers have won the television series The Voice, The Voice Kids, The Voice Teens and The Voice Senior; a reality singing competition adapted in 145 countries/regions. Each winner is given a recording contract, a monetary prize, and a title as that nation's The Voice, La Voz, Golos, Holos, La Voix, etc. The first was Ben Saunders from The Voice of Holland and the most recent was Salvador Rivera from the Mexican version of The Voice Senior.

Location of The Voice versions:
  With own version of The Voice
  With own versions of The Voice and The Voice Kids
  With own versions of The Voice, The Voice Kids and The Voice Teens
  With own versions of The Voice, The Voice Kids and The Voice Senior
  Part of a regional or multinational version of The Voice
  Part of a regional or multinational versions of The Voice and The Voice Kids
  Part of a regional or multinational versions of The Voice, The Voice Kids and The Voice Senior
     Franchise with a currently airing season
     Franchise with an upcoming season
     Franchise awaiting confirmation
     Franchise that had ceased to air
     Franchise that was cancelled during production
     Original version of The Voice
     Original version of The Voice Kids
     Original version of The Voice Senior
     Original version of The Voice Teens (has ceased to air)
Country/Region Local title Network Winners Coaches Hosts
 Afghanistan[36][37] آواز افغانستان
The Voice of Afghanistan
Tolo TV (1–2)
  • Season 1, 2013: Jawed Yosufi
  • Season 2, 2014: Najibullah Shirzad
Africa Françafrique
MadagascarComoros
SeychellesMauritiusCentral African RepublicMali
GabonRwandaSenegalTogo
BeninBurkina FasoBurundiCameroon
ChadRepublic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoEquatorial Guinea
Ivory CoastNigerGuinea
The Voice Afrique Francophone Voxafrica
Website
  • Season 1, 2016–17: Pamela Baketana
  • Season 2, 2017–18: Victoire Biaku
  • Season 3, 2019–20: Upcoming season
  • Claudy Siar
The Voice Kids Afrique Francophone[38]
  • Season 1, 2020: Upcoming season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Albania
 Kosovo
The Voice of Albania1 Top Channel
  • Ledion Liço (1–6)
  • Marina Vjollca (backstage, 1)
  • Kiara Tito (backstage-online, 5)
  • Mishel Rrena (backstage-online, 5)
  • Fjoralba Ponari (backstage-online, 6)
The Voice Kids
  • Current
  • Dojna Mema (backstage-online, 2; 3–)
  • Flori Gjini (backstage-online, 3–)
  • Former
  • Xhemi Shehu (1)
  • Ledion Liço (2)
 Angola
 Mozambique[39]
The Voice Angola [pt]5 Dstv (1)
  • Season 1, 2015–16: Angola Mariedne Feliciano
  • Dinamene Cruz (1)
  • Weza Solange (backstage, 1)
Arab LeagueArab World[40]
AlgeriaBahrainComorosDjibouti
EgyptIraqJordanKuwait
LebanonLibyaMauritaniaMorocco
OmanQatarSaudi ArabiaSomalia
SudanTunisiaUnited Arab EmiratesYemen
The Voice – أحلى صوت
The Voice – Best Voice
MBC1
Lebanon LBCI
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Morocco Mourad Bouriki
  • Season 2, 2013–14: Iraq Sattar Saad
  • Season 3, 2015: Jordan Nedaa Sharara
  • Season 4, 2018: Iraq Dumooa Tahseen
  • Season 5, 2019: Upcoming season
  • Current
  • Nardine Farag (4–)
  • Badr Al Zaidan (backstage, 4–)
  • Former
  • Arwa Goudeh (1)
  • Mohammad Kareem (1–2)
  • Aimée Sayah (2)
  • Nadine Njeim (backstage, 1–2)
  • Moamen Nour (backstage, 3)
– أحلى صوت[41][42]
The Voice Kids – Best Voice
  • Season 1, 2016: Lebanon Lynn Hayek
  • Season 2, 2017–18: Morocco Hamza Labyad
  • Season 3, 2020: Upcoming season
  • Current
  • Nardine Farag (2–)
  • Badr Al Zaidan (2–)
  • Former
  • Aimée Sayah
  • Moamen Nour
The Voice Senior[43]
  • Season 1, 2020: Upcoming season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Argentina
 Uruguay
La Voz... Argentina[44][45][46]
The Voice Argentina18
Telefe
Website
 Armenia[47] Հայաստանի ձայնը
The Voice of Armenia
Armenia TV (1–4)
  • Season 1, 2012–13: Mary Mnjoyan
  • Season 2, 2013: Georgia (country) Ana Khanchalyan
  • Season 3, 2014: Iran Raisa Avanessian
  • Season 4, 2017: Hayk Ghulyan
 Australia[48] The Voice[49][50] Nine Network
The Voice Kids[51]
 Azerbaijan[52] Səs Azərbaycan
The Voice of Azerbaijan
AzTV (1)
  • Season 1, 2015–16: Emiliya Yaqubova
  • Tural Asadov (1)
 Belgium The Voice van Vlaanderen (Dutch)
The Voice of Flanders
vtm
Website
The Voice Kids (Dutch)
  • Season 1, 2014: Mentissa Aziza
  • Season 2, 2015–16: Jens Dolleslagers
  • Season 3, 2017: Katarina Pohlodkova
  • Season 4, 2018: Jade De Rijcke
  • Season 5, 2019: Upcoming season
The Voice Senior[53][54](Dutch)
  • Season 1, 2018: John Leo
  • Season 2, 2019: Upcoming season
The Voice Belgique[55][56] (French)
The Voice Belgium
La Une
VivaCité
Website
  • Current
  • Maureen Louys
  • Cécile Djunga (backstage, 7–)
  • Former
  • Adrien Devyver (backstage, 1–3)
  • Walid (backstage, 4–6)
The Voice Kids Belgique[57][58]
  • Season 1, 2020: Upcoming season
 Brazil The Voice Brasil[59] Rede Globo
Website
The Voice Kids
 Bulgaria Гласът на България[60]
The Voice of Bulgaria
bTV
Website
  • Season 1, 2011: Steliyana Hristova
  • Season 2, 2013: Ivailo Donkov
  • Season 3, 2014: Kristina Ivanova
  • Season 4, 2017: Radko Petkov
  • Season 5, 2018: Nia Petrova
  • Season 6, 2019: Atanas Kateliev
  • Season 7, 2020: Upcoming season
 Cambodia The Voice Cambodia Hang Meas HDTV
  • Chea Vibol (1–2)
  • Chan Keonimol (1–2)
The Voice Kids Cambodia
  • Season 1, 2017: Pich Thai
  • Season 2, 2018: Tep Piseth
  • Chea Vibol (1–2)
 Canada
( Quebec)
La Voix3 [61][62](French)
The Voice
TVA
La Voix Junior (French)
The Voice Junior
  • Season 1, 2016: Charles Kardos
  • Season 2, 2017: Sydney Lallier
 Chile The Voice Chile Canal 13 (1–2)
 China (Mandarin) The Voice of China中国好声音
The Voice of China – Best Voice of China
Zhejiang TV (1–4)
Sing! China Zhejiang TV
 Colombia La Voz Colombia
The Voice Colombia
Caracol Television
  • Linda Palma (1–2)
  • Alejandro Palacio (1–2)
  • Carlos Ponce (1)
  • Diego Saenz (backstage, 1–2)
La Voz Kids[63][64]
The Voice Kids
  • Current
  • Alejandro Palacio
  • Laura Tobon (3–)
  • Former
  • Linda Palma (1–2)
La Voz Teens[65]
The Voice Teens
Original
 Croatia Current
The Voice Hrvatska[66] (3–)
Former
The Voice – Najljepši glas Hrvatske
The Voice – The Most Beautiful Voice of Croatia (1–2)
HRT 1 Website
  • Current
  • TBA (3–)
  • TBA (3–)
  • Former
  • Iva Šulentić (1–2)
  • Ivan Vukušić (1–2)
 Czech Republic
 Slovakia
Current
The Voice Česko Slovensko[67][68][69](3–)
Former
Hlas Česko Slovenska (1–2)
The Voice of Czecho Slovakia
Czech Republic TV Nova
Website
Slovakia Markíza
Website
 Denmark
 Faroe Islands
 Greenland
Voice – Danmarks største stemme
Voice – The Biggest Voice of Denmark16
TV 2 (1–2)
  • Season 1, 2011–12: Kim Wagner
  • Season 2, 2012: Emilie Paevatalu
Voice Junior[70] Current
Kanal 5 (6–)
Website
Former
TV 2 (1–5)
  • Season 1, 2014: Melina Neustrup Nielsen
  • Season 2, 2014: Aland Mustafa
  • Season 3, 2015: Isabel
  • Season 4, 2016: Oliver Arndt
  • Season 5, 2017: Dafne Stilund Nielsen
  • Season 6, 2019: Camille Haven Beck
  • Season 7, 2020: Upcoming season
  • Current
  • Current
  • Ihan Hayder (6–)
  • Jacob Riising (6–)
  • Former
  • Mikkel Kryger (1–5)
  • Emilie Paevatalu (1–2)
  • Amelia Høy (3–4)
  • Stephania Potalivo (5)
 Ecuador La Voz Ecuador
The Voice Ecuador
Teleamazonas (1–2)
Website
 Finland The Voice of Finland[71] Nelonen
The Voice Kids
  • Season 1, 2013: Molly Rosenström
  • Season 2, 2014: Aino Morko
 France
 Monaco
 Luxembourg
The Voice – la plus belle voix12[72]
The Voice – The Most Beautiful Voice
TF1
Website
The Voice Kids
 Georgia ახალი ქართული ხმა
The Voice of Georgia
Imedi TV
  • Duta Skhirtladze (1–3)
  • Anna Imedashvili (1–3)
ახალი საბავშო ხმა
The Voice Kids
  • Season 1, 2013: Reziko Didebashvili
  • Samory Balde (1)
  • Ruska Makashvili (1)
 Germany The Voice of Germany[74] ProSieben
Sat.1
Website
The Voice Kids[75] Sat.1
  • Season 1, 2013: Switzerland Michèle Bircher
  • Season 2, 2014: Danyiom Mesmer
  • Season 3, 2015: Noah-Levi Korth
  • Season 4, 2016: Austria Lukas Janisch
  • Season 5, 2017: Sofie Thomas
  • Season 6, 2018: Anisa Celik
  • Season 7, 2019: Mimi & Josefin
  • Season 8, 2020: Upcoming season
The Voice Senior[76][77]
 Greece
 Cyprus
The Voice of Greece4 Current
Skai TV (3–)
Sigma TV (3–)
Former
ANT1 (1–2)
The Voice Kids ANT1
  • Season 1, 2014–2015: Cancelled
N/A N/A
 Hungary The Voice – Magyarország hangja
The Voice – Voice of Hungary
TV2 (1)
  • Tamás Szabó Kimmel (1)
  • Miklós Bányai (backstage, 1)
 Iceland The Voice Ísland
The Voice Iceland
Sjónvarp Símans (1–2)
Website
  • Season 1, 2015: Hjörtur Traustason
  • Season 2, 2016–17: Karitas Harpa Davíðsdóttir
 India The Voice India[78][79]21 Current
StarPlus (3–)
Former
&TV (1–2)
The Voice India Kids Current
StarPlus (3–)
Former
&TV (1–2)
  • Season 1, 2016: Nishtha Sharma
  • Season 2, 2017–18: Manashi Saharia
  • Season 3, 2019: Upcoming season
 Indonesia The Voice Indonesia[80][81]24 Current
GTV (3–)[82]
Website Former
Indosiar (1)
RCTI (2)
The Voice Kids Indonesia GTV
Website
  • Current
  • Ananda Omesh
  • Dian Ayu Lestari (backstage, 3–)
  • Kimberley Fransa (online, 3–)
  • Former
  • Ersa Mayori (backstage, 1–2)
  • Kaneishia Yusuf (online, 2)
 Ireland The Voice of Ireland RTÉ One (1–5)
 Israel The Voice ישראל[83][84]
The Voice Israel
Channel 13
Reshet
Website
 Italy[85] The Voice of Italy11[86][87] Rai 2
Rai HD
Website
 Kazakhstan Qazaqstan Dauisi (1–3)
The Voice of Kazakhstan
Голос Казахстана14 (4)
The Voice Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan (1–3)
Perviy Kanal Evraziya (4)
  • Season 1, 2013–14: Shaharizat Seidakhmet
  • Season 2, 2014–15: Bauyrzhan Retbaev
  • Season 3, 2015: Murat Xayrolda
  • Season 4, 2016–17: Dinmuhammed Dauletov
  • Medeu Arynbaev (1–2)
  • Nurlan Alban (1–3)
  • Almas Kishkenbayev (1–3)
  • Madina Saduakasova (1–3)
  • Rustem Nurzhigit (3)
  • Ali Okapov (4)
  • Eva Becher (4)
  • Nurlan Abdullin (4)
  • Zhanna Orynbasarova (4)
  • Azamat Satybaldy (1–3)
  • Chingiz Kapin (4)
Голос Дети Казахстана14
The Voice Kids Kazakhstan
Perviy Kanal Evraziya (1)
  • Season 1, 2017: Daniil Yun
  • Ali Okapov (1)
  • Eva Becher (1)
  • Zhanna Orynbasarova (1)
  • Chingiz Kapin (1)
 Lithuania Lietuvos Balsas[88]
The Voice of Lithuania
LNK
  • Season 1, 2012: Julija Jegorova
  • Season 2, 2013–14: Paulius Bagdanavičius
  • Season 3, 2014–15: Justina Budaitė
  • Season 4, 2015–16: Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė
  • Season 5, 2017–18: Monika Marija Paulauskaitė
  • Season 6, 2018: Gerda Šukytė
  • Season 7, 2019: Upcoming season
  • Current
  • Rolandas Mackevičius (4–)
  • Karolina Meschino (backstage, 7–)
  • Former
  • Vytautas Rumšas Jr. (1)
  • Inga Jankauskaitė (2–3)
  • Rolandas Vilkončius (2–3)
  • Jonas Nainys (4)
  • Žygimantas Barysas (backstage, 1)
  • Santa Audickaitė (backstage, 2–3)
  • Šarūnas Kirdeikis (backstage, 2–3)
  • Agnė Juškėnaitė (backstage, 4–5)
  • Ignas Lelys (backstage, 6)
Lietuvos balsas. Vaikai[89]
The Voice of Lithuania. Kids
  • Season 1, 2019: Milėja Stankevičiūtė
  • Season 2, 2020: Upcoming season
  • Rolandas Mackevičius
  • Karolina Meschino (backstage, 2–)
Lietuvos balsas. Senjorai[90][91]
  • Season 1, 2019: Upcoming season
  • Rolandas Mackevičius
  • Karolina Meschino
 Malaysia
 Singapore
The Voice – 决战好声[92][93]
The Voice – Battle for the Best Voice
Singapore StarHub TV E City (1)
Malaysia Astro AEC (1)
  • Siow Hui Mei (1)
  • Wong Woon Hong (1)
 Mexico Current
La Voz (8–)
Former
La Voz... México (1–7)[94][95]
The Voice... Mexico
Current
TV Azteca[96](8–)
Website

Former
Las Estrellas (1–7)
Website
La Voz Kids[97][98]
The Voice Kids
Las Estrellas [99]
Website
  • Season 1, 2017: Eduardo Barba
  • Season 2, 2019: Upcoming season
La Voz Senior[100]
The Voice Senior
TV Azteca[101]
 Mongolia The Voice of Mongolia[102] Mongol TV
Website
  • Anhbayar G.
  • Uuganbayar E.
 Myanmar The Voice Myanmar MRTV-4
  • Season 1, 2018: Ngwe Soe
  • Season 2, 2019: Novem Htoo
  • Tayzar Kyaw
   Nepal The Voice of Nepal Current
Himalaya Television (2-)
Former
Kantipur (1)
Kantipur HD
Website
  • Sushil Nepal
 Netherlands The Voice of Holland[103]
Original
RTL 4
Website
The Voice Kids7
Original
The Voice Senior
Original
 Nigeria The Voice Nigeria[104] Africa Magic (1–2)
  • Season 1, 2016: A'rese
  • Season 2, 2017: Idyl
 Norway The Voice – Norges beste stemme
The Voice – Norway's Best Voice
TV2
Website
  • Season 1, 2012: Martin Halla
  • Season 2, 2013: Knut Marius
  • Season 3, 2015: Yvonne Nordvik Sivertsen
  • Season 4, 2017: Thomas Løseth
  • Season 5, 2019: Maria Engås Halsne
  • Season 6, 2020: Upcoming season
 Pakistan The Voice Pakistan Urdu1
  • Season 1, TBD: Upcoming season
  • TBA
  • TBA
 Peru La Voz Peru[105][106][107]
The Voice Peru
Frecuencia Latina
  • Season 1, 2013: Daniel Lazo
  • Season 2, 2014: Ruby Palomino
  • Season 3, 2015: Yamilet de la Jara
  • Season 4, 2020: Upcoming season
  • Current
  • Cristian Rivero
  • Jesús Alzamora (3–)
  • Former
  • Diego Ubierna (1–2)
La Voz Kids
The Voice Kids
  • Season 1, 2014: Amy Gutiérrez
  • Season 2, 2015: Sofía Hernández
  • Season 3, 2016: Nicolás Parra
 Philippines The Voice of the Philippines[108][109] ABS-CBN
The Voice Kids[110]
The Voice Teens
 Poland The Voice of Poland[113] TVP2
The Voice Kids
The Voice Senior[114]
  • Season 1, 2019: Upcoming season
 Portugal Current
The Voice Portugal (2–)
Former
A Voz de Portugal (1)
The Voice of Portugal
RTP1


The Voice Kids
 Romania
 Moldova
Vocea României[115]10
The Voice of Romania
Pro TV
Pro TV Chișinău
Website
Vocea României Junior
The Voice of Romania Junior
 Russia Голос14
The Voice
Channel One
Website
Голос. Дети14
The Voice Kids


Голос. 60+[116][117]
The Voice 60+
 South Africa[104] The Voice South Africa[118][119][120] M-Net9
Website
  • Current
  • Anele Mdoda (3–)
  • Former
  • Lungile Radu (1–2)
  • Stacey Norman (backstage, 1–2)
 South Korea The Voice of Korea Mnet9
Website
The Voice Kids
  • Season 1, 2013: Kim Myung-ju
 Spain
 Andorra
La Voz13 [121][122]
The Voice
Current
Antena 3[123] (6–)
Former
Telecinco (1–5)
Website
La Voz Kids
The Voice Kids
Current
Antena 3[123] (5–)
Former
Telecinco (1–4)
Website
La Voz Senior[124][125]
The Voice Senior
Antena 3[123]
 Sweden The Voice Sverige
The Voice Sweden
TV4 (1)
  • Season 1, 2012: Ulf Nilsson
  Switzerland
 Liechtenstein
The Voice of Switzerland23 [126]
Current
3+ (3–)
Former
SRF 1 (1–2)
Website
  • Season 1, 2013: Nicole Bernegger
  • Season 2, 2014: Tiziana Gulino
  • Season 3, 2019: Upcoming season
  • Current
  • TBA (3–)
  • Former
  • Sven Epiney (1–2)
  • Viola Tami (backstage, 1; 2)
  • Tanya König (backstage, 2)
 Thailand The Voice เสียงจริงตัวจริง[127]
The Voice Thailand
Current
PPTV36 (7–)
Former
Channel 3 (1–5)
3 HD (1–5)
True4U (1–5)
Website
The Voice Kids[128] Current
PPTV36 (6–)
Former
Channel 3 (1–5)
3 HD (1–5)
True4U (1–5)
Website
The Voice Senior[129][130] PPTV36
Website
  • Season 1, 2019: Sanae Damkham
 Turkey O Ses Türkiye[131][132][133]
The Voice Turkey
Current
TV8 (4–)
Website
Former
Show TV (1)
Star TV (2–3)
  • Season 1, 2011–12: Oğuz Berkay Fidan
  • Season 2, 2012–13: Mustafa Bozkurt
  • Season 3, 2013–14: Hasan Doğru
  • Season 4, 2014–15: Azerbaijan Elnur Hüseynov
  • Season 5, 2015–16: Emre Sertkaya
  • Season 6, 2016–17: Dodan Özer
  • Season 7, 2017–18: Lütfiye Özipek
  • Season 8, 2018–19: Ferat Üngür
  • Season 9, 2019–20: Upcoming season
O Ses Çocuklar7[134][135]
The Voice Kids
Star TV (1)
TV8 (2–3)
  • Season 1, 2014: Şahin Kendirci
  • Season 2, 2015: Bade Karakoç
  • Season 3, 2016: Derin Yeğin[136]
  • Jess Molho (1–3)
  • Sinem Yalçinkaya (backstage, 1)
  • Zeynep Dörtkardeşler (backstage, 2–3)
 Ukraine Голос країни14
The Voice of the Country
1+1
Website
  • Current
  • Yuri Gorbunov (5–)
  • Kateryna Osadcha (1–3, 6–)
  • Former
  • Andriy Domans'ky (1–3)
  • Olha Freimut (4–5)
  • Anatoliy Anatolich (backstage, 1–3)
  • Mykyta Dobrynin (backstage, 1–3)
Голос. Діти14[137]
The Voice Kids
  • Current
  • Kateryna Osadcha
  • Yuri Gorbunov (2–)
  • Former
  • Andriy Domansky (1)
 United Kingdom The Voice UK Current
ITV (6–)
Website
Former
BBC One (1–5)
Website
The Voice Kids[138] ITV
Website
 United States
and Caribbean countries
The Voice8[139][140](English) NBC
Website
La Voz Kids (Spanish)
The Voice Kids
Telemundo
  • Season 1, 2013: Paola Guanche
  • Season 2, 2014: Amanda Mena
  • Season 3, 2015: Jonael Santiago
  • Season 4, 2016: Christopher Rivera
La Voz[141][142][143](Spanish)
The Voice
 Vietnam Giọng hát Việt[144]
The Voice of Vietnam
VTV3
VTV3 HD
Website
  • Current
  • Phí Linh (5–)
  • Ali Hoàng Dương (backstage-blind audition, 5–)
  • Former
  • Phan Anh (1–3)
  • Nguyên Khang (4)
  • Phương Mai (backstage, 1)
  • V.Music band (backstage, 1)
  • Yumi Dương (backstage, 2)
  • Phạm Mỹ Linh (backstage, 3)
  • Tim (backstage, 4)
  • Đặng Quỳnh Chi (backstage, 4)
Giọng hát Việt nhí[145]
The Voice Kids of Vietnam
  • Current
  • Gil Lê (7–)
  • Khả Ngân (7–)
  • Former
  • Thanh Thảo (1)
  • Trấn Thành (1)
  • Thanh Bạch (2–3)
  • Ngô Kiến Huy (4)
  • Thành Trung (5)
  • Phí Linh (6)
  • Ali Hoàng Dương (6)
  • Thanh Duy (backstage, 2)
  • Jennifer Phạm (backstage, 2)
  • Hoàng Oanh (backstage, 3)
  • Chi Pu (backstage, 4)
  • Đặng Quỳnh Chi (backstage, 5)

Multi-franchise coaches[edit]

The following coaches had appeared in multiple franchises: