La Voz (Mexican TV series)
La Voz (Spanish for The Voice) is a Mexican singing competition television series broadcast on Azteca Uno. The show originally premiered September 11, 2011 on Las Estrellas. It is based on the format of The Voice originated in the Netherlands and part of the international franchise The Voice created by television producer John de Mol.
|Also known as||La Voz... México (former name)|
|Created by||John de Mol|
|Directed by||Miguel Angel Fox |
José Luis Romero
|Creative director(s)||Cuquis Razo |
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of seasons||8 (9 in progress)|
|No. of episodes||138|
|Executive producer(s)||Miguel Angel Fox|
José Luis Romero
|Production company(s)||Televisa |
|Original network||Las Estrellas |
|Original release||September 11, 2011 –|
|Related shows||The Voice (franchise) |
La Voz Kids
La Voz Senior
Mexico was the first Spanish-speaking country to adapt this format and the first among 6 globally. The series' first episode scored a rating of 28.2/47.1, surpassing Spanish-language TV series La Academia rating of 9.6/17.
The last series produced by Televisa had Lele Pons as host and Maluma, Anitta, Carlos Rivera and Natalia Jiménez as jury. In 2019, the license of The Voice format was acquired from Televisa to TV Azteca. A new edition was announced for this season under a different title (La Voz instead of La Voz... México) with the leadership of Jimena Pérez and with Ricardo Montaner, Yahir, Belinda and Lupillo Rivera as Coaches.
The official website says of the program:
(The Voice... Mexico) is a television program that sets aside the appearance of any competitor, that matters is finding a new voice to the end the program. The Voice... Mexico tries to find candidates with real vocal skills. And for that, four major music stars, are responsible for finding and training the next great Voice of Mexico. "
This program has already become a very famous, because unlike other programs so far, this is divided into three parts and the artist do not have to be locked up almost half a year with teachers in a school.
The series consisted 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. After being acquired by TV Azteca in season 8, the show featured the Blind auditions, Knockouts, Battles and Live Shows.
First Phase – The Blind AuditionsEdit
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. In the seventh season, the block button was featured where a coach could prevent another coach from getting a contestant.
Second Phase – The Knockout RoundsEdit
In the eight season, the second phase was changed from the Battles to the Knockouts. In this phase three artists from the same team sing an individual song and their coach chooses the winner. The two losing artists are available to Steal by the other three coaches.
Third Phase – The BattlesEdit
The Battles were moved to the third stage after season 8. The Battle Rounds remained the same with coaches having two of their artists battle against each other directly by singing the same song together, with the coach choosing which artist advances to the Live Shows.
Fourth Phase – The Live Performance ShowsEdit
In The Live Shows, each artist competes to receive their coach’s and public’s vote. The artists with the highest votes from their team advance to the next round of Live Shows. This repeats throughout the shows until the Semifinal were only one artist from each team advances to the Finale as the Top 4. In the Finale, the highest voted artist wins the title as their country’s The Voice, along with their coach.
The show premiered September 11, 2011 with Espinoza Paz, Alejandro Sanz, Lucero, Aleks Syntek as coaches and Mark Tacher as host. For season two, Jacqueline Bracamontes was announced as the replacement of Tacher. Jenni Rivera, Miguel Bosé, Paulina Rubio, and Beto Cuevas were announced as the coaches. For the third season, the coaching panel totally changed again. On August 2013, it was announced that Marco Antonio Solís, Alejandra Guzmán, David Bisbal and Wisin & Yandel would be the coaches. For the fourth season, Yuri, Julión Álvarez were announced as coaches alongside Italian singer Laura Pausini and The Voice Australia coach, Ricky Martin. After a three season absence, Alejandro Sanz returned as coach alongside new coaches, Gloria Trevi, J Balvin, and a duo chair composed of the frontmen of Los Tigres del Norte for season five. For the sixth season Laura Pausini and Yuri returned after a one-season absence joined by Maluma and Carlos Vives which premiered September 7, 2014. Maluma had previously coached the kids version. After five seasons as host, Bracamontes was replaced by YouTube figure Lele Pons for season seven. Maluma was announced to return for his second season with new coaches Anitta and Carlos Rivera. Natalia Jiménez former coach of La Voz Kids USA was announced as the fourth and final coach. Season seven was the last season produced by Televisa after the shows’s rights were acquired by TV Azteca. Season eight premiered March 13, 2019 on the new channel with Jimena Peréz as host. Belinda was tapped as the first coach, followed by Yahir, and Ricardo Montaner. Lupillo Rivera, whose sister also served the same role in season two, was later announced as the final coach. On January 21, 2020 it was announced that Belinda and Montaner would return for their second season as coaches, alongside María José and Christian Nodal who joined the panel. A month later, Eddy Vilard and Sofía Aragón were confirmed as the new hosts replacing Jimena Peréz.
Espinoza Paz (2011)
Aleks Syntek (2011)
Miguel Bosé (2012)
Paulina Rubio (2012)
Beto Cuevas (2012)
Jenni Rivera † (2012)
Wisin & Yandel (2013)
Alejandra Guzmán (2013)
Marco Antonio Solís (2013)
David Bisbal (2013)
Ricky Martin (2014)
Julión Álvarez (2014)
Alejandro Sanz (2011, 2016)
Los Tigres del Norte (2016)
Gloria Trevi (2016)
J Balvin (2016)
Laura Pausini (2014, 2017)
Carlos Vives (2017)
Yurí (2014, 2017)
Carlos Rivera (2018)
Natalia Jiménez (2018)
Lupillo Rivera (2019)
Coaches and contestantsEdit
- – Winning Coach/Contestant. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
- – Runner-Up Coach/Contestant. Final contestant First listed.
- – 3rd Place Coach/Contestant. Final contestant First listed.
- – 4th Place Coach/Contestant. Final contestant First listed.
|Alejandro Sanz||Lucero||Espinoza Paz||Aleks Syntek|
|2||Miguel Bosé||Paulina Rubio||Beto Cuevas||Jenni Rivera †|
|3||Wisin & Yandel||Alejandra Guzmán||Marco Antonio Solís||David Bisbal|
|4||Ricky Martin||Laura Pausini||Julión Álvarez||Yuri|
|5||Alejandro Sanz||Los Tigres del Norte||Gloria Trevi||J Balvin|
|6||Maluma||Laura Pausini||Carlos Vives||Yuri|
|7||Maluma||Anitta||Carlos Rivera||Natalia Jiménez|
|8||Ricardo Montaner||Yahir||Belinda||Lupillo Rivera|
|9||Ricardo Montaner||María José||Belinda||Christian Nodal|
|Season||First aired||Last aired||Network||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Fourth place||Winning coach||Host||Backstage host||Coaches (chair's order)|
|1||September 11, 2011||December 18, 2011||Las Estrellas||Óscar Cruz||Alejandra Orozco||Óscar Garrido||Gabriel Navarro||Alejandro Sanz||Mark Tacher||Cynthia Urias||Syntek||Espinoza||Lucero||Alejandro|
|2||September 9, 2012||December 16, 2012||Luz María Ramírez||Miguel & Alejandro||Gerardo Bazúa||Ximena Villalón||Jenni Rivera †||Jacqueline Bracamontes||Jenni †||Beto||Paulina||Bosé|
|3||September 8, 2013||December 15, 2013||Marcos Razo||Willy Espinoza||Carolina Ross||Kate Botello||Marco A. Solís||Lidia Ávila||David||Marco||Guzmán||Wisin & Yandel|
|4||September 7, 2014||December 14, 2014||Guido Rochin||Kike Jiménez||Agina Álvarez||Natalia Sosa||Julión Álvarez||Paty Cantú||Yuri||Julión||Laura||Ricky|
|July 31, 2016||Yuliana Martínez||Eddy Ray||Poncho Arocha||Jorge Eduardo||J Balvin||Natalia Téllez||Balvin||Gloria||Tigres||Alejandro|
|6||October 15, 2017||December 17, 2017||Luis Adrián Cruz||Leslie Mar||Irlanda Valenzuela||Mayela Orozco||Laura Pausini||Odalys Ramírez||Yuri||Vives||Laura||Maluma|
|7||September 30, 2018||December 23, 2018||Cristina Ramos||Diana Villamonte||Carmen Goett||Delian||Carlos Rivera||Lele Pons||Natalia||Carlos||Anitta|
|8||March 12, 2019||July 1, 2019||Azteca Uno||Fatima Dominguez||Leo Rosas||Viviann Baeza||Mashiakh & Dara||Lupillo Rivera||Jimena Pérez||N/A||Lupillo||Belinda||Yahir||Ricardo|
|9||June 2, 2020||August 4, 2020||Current season||Eddy Vilard||Sofía Aragón||Ricardo||María||Nodal|
|Alejandro Sanz||42 years||International Star||Latin pop, Balada romántica, Pop-Rock, Flamenco, Spanish rock||Mario Domm|
|Espinoza Paz||30 years||Regional Artist||Norteño, Ranchera, Banda sinaloense||David Bisbal|
|Aleks Syntek||42 years||International Artist||Pop-Rock, Pop, Latin pop, Balada pop||Joy|
|Lucero||42 years||International Artist||Pop, Ranchera, Baladas en español||Manuel Mijares|
|Jenni Rivera †||43 years||International Star||Norteño, Ranchera, Banda sinaloense, Bachata||Espinoza Paz|
|Miguel Bosé||56 years||International Star||Pop, Balada, Latin pop||Ximena Sariñana|
|Paulina Rubio||41 years||International Artist||Pop, Pop-Rock, Latin pop||Jesús Navarro|
|Beto Cuevas||45 years||International Artist||Pop, Latin pop, Rock, Pop-Rock, Latin rock||Ha*Ash|
|Marco Antonio Solís||53 years||International Star||Ranchera, Bolero, Balada, Pop, Mexican cumbia||Edith Márquez|
|David Bisbal||34 years||International Star||Pop, Balada romántica, Pop latino||Paty Cantú|
|Alejandra Guzmán||45 years||International Artist||Pop, Pop-Rock, Latin pop, Rock||Motel|
|Wisin & Yandel||34 – 36 years||Urban Stars||Reggaeton, Latin trap, Urban music||Prince Royce|
|Julión Álvarez||30 years||Regional Artist||Ranchera, Banda sinaloense, Latin pop||Ricardo Montaner|
|Laura Pausini||39 years||International Star||Pop-Rock, Balada romántica, Pop, Latin music, Europop||Alex Ubago|
|Ricky Martin||42 years||International Star||Latin pop, Balada, Latin music, Bachata, Guaracha||Mario Domm|
|Yuri||50 years||International Artist||Latin Pop, Balada romántica, Pop, Ranchera||Poncho Lizárraga|
|J Balvin||30 years||Urban Star||Reggaeton, Latin trap, Urban music||Julión Álvarez|
|Gloria Trevi||48 years||International Artist||Latin pop, Pop-Rock, Reggaeton||Manuel Carrasco|
|Los Tigres del Norte||58 – 61 years||Regional Artists||Norteño, Ranchera, Cumbia Norteña, Bolero||Diego Torres|
|Alejandro Sanz||47 years||International Star||Latin pop, Balada romántica, Pop-Rock, Flamenco, Spanish rock||Paty Cantú|
|Laura Pausini||42 years||International Star||Pop-Rock, Balada romántica, Pop, Latin music, Europop|
|Yuri||53 years||International Artist||Latin Pop, Balada romántica, Pop, Ranchera|
|Maluma||23 years||Urban Star||Reggaeton, Latin trap, Urban music|
|Carlos Vives||56 years||International Star||Vallenato, Cumbia, Latin pop|
|Carlos Rivera||32 years||International Artist||Latin pop, Balada romántica||Tommy Torres|
|Maluma||24 years||Urban Star||Reggaeton, Latin trap, Urban music||Piso 21|
|Natalia Jiménez||36 years||International Star||Latin pop, Pop-Rock||Sofía Reyes|
|Anitta||25 years||Urban Star||Reggaeton, Latin pop, Funk carioca||Prince Royce|
|Lupillo Rivera||47 years||Regional Artist||Norteño, Ranchera, Banda sinaloense, Mariachi|
|Yahir||40 years||International Artist||Latin pop, Balada romántica|
|Belinda||29 years||International Artist||Latin pop, pop rock, dance-pop, electropop|
|Ricardo Montaner||61 years||International Star||Latin pop, Balada romántica|
|Ricardo Montaner||62 years||International Star||Latin pop, Balada romántica||Yuri|
|María José||44 years||International Artist||Latin pop, pop rock, Rock, Balada romántica, soul||Yahir|
|Belinda||30 years||International Artist||Latin pop, pop rock, dance-pop, electropop||Laura Pausini|
|Christian Nodal||21 years||International Artist||Ranchera, Banda sinaloense, Mariachi, Latin pop||Camilo|
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