La Voz Colombia

La Voz Colombia (Spanish for The Voice Colombia) is a reality television singing competition, originating from the dutch version, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. Over 50 countries now have their own version of The Voice. In this show, Colombians with outstanding singing talent are sought, and will be coached by four great music superstars who will be in charge of finding and training the next "voice" of Colombia.

La Voz Colombia
GenreReality television
Created byJohn de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Directed byPablo Garro
Presented by
  • Carlos Ponce
  • Alejandro Palacio
  • Linda Palma
  • Diego Sáenz (Backstage)
Country of originColombia
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes118
Executive producerJohn de Mol
Original networkCaracol TV
Picture format480i (NTSC)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseOctober 1, 2012 (2012-10-01) –
December 18, 2013 (2013-12-18)
Related showsThe Voice (franchise)
External links
Official website

The first season premiered on Caracol TV on October 1, 2012. For the second season, The Voice Colombia has a Second Screen TV Application, developed by Applicaster. The app offers an aggregated live feed of both broadcaster driven activities and social networks integration. The activities include a variety of gamification events, behind the scenes exclusive content, and various layers of information, to enhance primetime viewership. Show-related tweets and Facebook posts are integrated into the TV app feed during live primetime shows. Parlar TV, Caracol TV's app is available on the app store and on Google Play.

The winner of season 1 was Miranda Cardona and the winner of Season 2 was Camilo Martinez.


Participants attempt their shot at the competition in blind auditions, where the judges and future coaches, sit with their backs to the contestants. This format allows the participants to be judged solely on their singing ability and not on physical appearance. Judges can turn their chairs at the press of a button, indicating that they are interested in the performer. If more than one judge turns his/her chair, the contestant can choose a judge who will then become their coach as well. This format is based on the talent show The Voice.

At the second stage, The Battles, coaches are forced to reduce their team by half. They have to pit two of their contestants to sing against each other in a ring. In the end each coach made the decision to eliminate one of them, who left the competition. In this phase, coaches are supported by guest advisors.

The third stage is the live shows, which are broadcast live. Each contestant must sing for the coaches. At the end of the show, each coach will be obliged to saves one from his/her team. The elimination consists of the two nominees at risk each week, the audience save one of the nominees and the other two will sing the song with which they performed in the show. The coach will eliminate one. The elimination procedure continues until there is one artists per team in the final. In the second season, the Live Shows had format changed and any coach could have no finalist in the final.

Due to a clause in the contract between Caracol and Talpa (producer that owns the format), the program is not broadcast internationally, with the exception of Spain and Ecuador, due to a special cause.

The first season of the show released a compilation CD, Lo Mejor de La Voz Colombia ("The Best of The Voice Colombia"), recorded by 12 of the contestants, and was put on sale in the country, where it was certified platinum.

Thanks to the excellent performance of The Voice Colombia in Ecuador, Ecuavisa aired the first season of The Voice Colombia and was one of the only The Voice versions to be transmitted outside the originating country.[1]

Coaches and hostsEdit

In the first season Carlos Vives, Ricardo Montaner, Andrés Cepeda and Fanny Lu were the coaches, while battle advisors were Maia, MR (Mau and Ricky Montaner), Amaury Gutiérrez, and Gilberto Santa Rosa. For the second season, Carlos Vives announced that due to several tours and prior commitments he would not return, for which "The gentleman of salsa" Gilberto Santa Rosa replaced him on the coaching panel.

The show was hosted by Carlos Ponce, Linda Palma and Diego Sáenz in season 1. Alejandro Palacio replaced Ponce in season 2.

Coaches' advisorsEdit

Season Carlos Vives Ricardo Montaner Fanny Lu Andrés Cepeda
1   Maía   Mau & Ricky Montaner   Gilberto Santa Rosa   Amaury Gutiérrez
Season Gilberto Santa Rosa Ricardo Montaner Fanny Lu Andrés Cepeda
2   Kany García   Mau & Ricky Montaner   Luis Fonsi   Kike Santander

Coaches' teamsEdit

  •   – Winner.
  •   – Runner-up.
  •   – Third place.
  •   – Fourth place.
Seasons Judges / Coaches
Ricardo Montaner Andrés Cepeda Carlos Vives Fanny Lu
  • - Miranda
  • - Ignacio Peña
  • - Ana María Villa
  • - Alejandro Preciado
  • - Joan Alarcón
  • - Dahyana Ríos
  • - Daniel Lema
  • - Orlando Hurtado
  • - Yohana Alvarado
  • - Victoria Castillo
  • - Víctor Rodríguez
  • - Julieth Rodríguez
  • - Nina Díaz
  • - Sebastián Trujillo
  • - Juan Manuel Coral
  • - Steven Arenas
  • - Patricia del Valle
  • - Angelo Milán
  • - Giovanna Giacometto
  • - Roxanna Restrepo
  • - Iván Camilo Quiroga
  • - Andrea Castellanos
  • - Juan Riveros
  • - Diana Ciliberti
  • - Ana Milena Quevedo
  • - Julián Villa
  • - Nicoyembe
  • - Andrea Flórez
  • - Andrés Parra
  • - Giovanny Gil
  • - Juan David Becerra
  • - Damián Torres
  • - Paola Vargas
  • - Pilar Cabrera
  • - Shadia Abdalá
  • - Carmen Antonilez
2 Ricardo Montaner Andrés Cepeda Gilberto Santa Rosa Fanny Lu[a]
  • - Jessica Agualimpia
  • - Aura y Catherine Jiménez
  • - Jerónimo Hernández
  • - Andrea Orozco
  • - Carlos Manjarrés
  • - David Marulanda
  • - Esmeralda Carvajal
  • - Juan Manuel Güiza
  • - Camilo Martínez
  • - José Rodríguez
  • - Jorge "Coke" Estupiñan
  • - Yesid "Jessi" Uribe
  • - Jair Santrich
  • - Annie McCausland
  • - Mariana Gómez
  • - Fallon Camargo
  • - Anita Moreno
  • - J. Cadenas
  • - María Angélica Chavarriaga
  • - Helder Balanta
  • - Diego Portilla
  • - Carlos Jaraba
  • - Leonardo Medina
  • - Estefanía "Nhya" Varela
  • - Javier Rodríguez
  • - Laura Ballesteros
  • - Hugo "Junior" Bolívar
  • - Julián Díaz
  • - Leonela Mosquera
  • - Reinel Valencia
  • - Bryan Visbal
  • - Juan Carlos Ángel "Angelo"
  1. ^ In the second season, because of the format change in the Live shows, Santa Rosa ended up with two finalists in the Final and Fanny Lu did not have a finalist.

Season summaryEdit

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third Place Fourth Place Winning coach Presenters Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3 4
1 1 October 2012 20 December 2012 Miranda Victoria Castillo Giovanna Giacometto Andrea Flórez Ricardo Montaner Carlos Ponce Linda Palma Diego Sáenz Carlos Fanny Ricardo Andrés
2 23 September 2013 18 December 2013 Camilo Martínez Jessica Agualimpia Anita Moreno J. Cadenas Andrés Cepeda Alejandro Palacio Gilberto

The Voice Kids ColombiaEdit

The Voice Kids is a Colombian kids talent show, based on the Dutch competition The Voice Kids, broadcast by Caracol Television. Each season, 27 contestants, trained by one of the three judges, compete to win COL$300 million and a contract with Universal Music. Participation is only open to children aged 8 to 15. As of April 2021, fifth season will air soon as announced in the official social media accounts such as Instagram.


The format of The Voice Kids Colombia share the same blind audition rules with the adult version. However, in the Battles, 3 participants from the same team are pit against each other and only one will advance to the next stage. Each coach starts with a team consisting of 27 participants and at the end only 9 remain. The next stage is the Superbattles, where the teams will be reduced again. Each coach must organize 3 battles and choose 3 participants of their team to face each other. Each contestant will be assigned a different song. After that, each coach will have 5 participants to the Live Shows and a daily contestant will leave until the three finalists, one from each team, remain in the final.

Starting from the second season, participants who is eliminated in the Super Battles round will have the opportunity to get a quota to return to the competition. Each contestant will sing for the coaches with a free-choice song. In the end, 6 contestants will enter again and can choose the coach they want to go with.

Coaches and hostsEdit

The coaching panel consists of two coaches from the adult version, Andrés Cepeda and Fanny Lu; while also has its own coach, Maluma. In season 3, Maluma was replaced by Sebastián Yatra. The show was hosted by Alejandro Palacio and Linda Palma in the first two seasons. Laura Tobón replaced Palma from season 3 onward.

Season summaryEdit

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third Place Winning coach Presenters Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3
1 23 September 2014 25 November 2014 Ivanna García Tatiana Melissa Anaya Maluma Alejandro Palacio Linda Palma Maluma Fanny Andrés
2 29 September 2015 16 December 2015 Luis Mario Torres Camilo Martínez Ana Rosales Andrés Cepeda
3 27 February 2018 18 May 2018 Juanse Laverde Carlos Mario Castro Jorge Nasra Sebastián Yatra Laura Tobón Yatra
4 25 February 2019 17 May 2019 Anabelle Campaña Maite Montenegro Samuel David Andrés Cepeda
Upcoming season Laura Acuña Upcoming season

The Voice Teens ColombiaEdit

The Voice Teens was a Colombian juvenile talent show, based on the Dutch competition, broadcast by Caracol Television. Only airing one season, 24 contestants, trained by one of the three judges, compete to win COL$300 million and a contract with Universal Music. Participation was only open to singers between the ages of thirteen and seventeen years. This was the first-ever Teens version of The Voice franchise. The format of The Voice Teens is adopted from The Voice Kids season 2.

Coaches and hostsEdit

Andrés Cepeda from the adult and kids version joined the coaching panel, along with singer Gusi and ChocQuibTown singer Gloria Martinez. The hosts were Karen Martínez, Catalina Uribe and Laura Tobón.

Season summaryEdit

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third Place Winning coach Presenters Coaches (chair's order)
1 2 3
1 26 October 2016 20 December 2016 Carol Mendoza Nikki Garden Jennifer Ramírez Gloria Martinez Karen Martínez Laura Tobón Catalina Uribe Gusi Gloria Andrés

The Voice Senior ColombiaEdit

La Voz Senior is an upcoming new edition in Colombia to be aired soon in the same broadcaster, Caracol TV. Based on the Dutch competition, The Voice Senior, the show is available only from ages 60 and up. Auditions for the first season was announced through official website and other social media accounts along with the comeback of La Voz Kids.

Season First aired Last aired Winner Runner-up Third Place Winning coach Presenter Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3 4
1 TBA 2021 Upcoming season Laura Tobón Laura Acuña Upcoming season



Year Award Category Recipients Result
2013 India Catalina Awards Best Competition Program The Voice Colombia Won
2014 India Catalina Awards Best Competition Program The Voice Colombia Won
India Catalina Awards Best presenter (a) of entertainment Linda Palma Nominated
TVyNovelas Awards Best reality or contest The Voice Colombia Won
TVyNovelas Awards Best Favorite jury Andrés Cepeda Won
TVyNovelas Awards Fanny Lu Nominated
TVyNovelas Awards Ricardo Montaner Nominated
Nickelodeon Colombia Kids' Choice Awards Favorite reality The Voice Colombia Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Se estrena la voz Colombia por Ecuavisa". Archived from the original on 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2015-11-02. (in Spanish)

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