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The Voice (Indian TV series)

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The Voice is an Indian singing reality talent show, based on the original Dutch version of the program created by John de Mol and is part of a wider international franchise. The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists' performances. Each coach guides their team of selected artists through the remainder of the season. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning coach.

The Voice
The Voice (India).jpg
Also known asThe Voice India
GenreReality
Created byJohn de Mol
Based onThe Voice franchise
Presented by
Judges
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes59
Production
Producer(s)Deepak Dhar
Production location(s)Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time40-45 minutes
Production company(s)Talpa
Endemol Shine India
Urban Brew Studios
Release
Original network&TV
StarPlus
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original release6 June 2015 (2015-06-06) –
present
Chronology
Related showsThe Voice Kids
External links
Website
Production website

The show first aired on 6 June 2015 on &TV and has aired for two seasons; it had produced two winners: Pawandeep Rajan and Farhan Sabir. The series was renewed for a third season and premiered on 3 February 2019 on StarPlus.

The first season of the series received positive reviews; one critic called the show "delightful", while another said that some of the participants on the show displayed fantastic singing. Due to the show's huge success, the channel announced a junior version of it which was aired on 23 July 2016.

Contents

FormatEdit

The show is part of the television franchise The Voice and is structured as three phases: blind auditions, battle rounds and live performance shows.[1][2]

The Blind AuditionsEdit

The first stage is the blind auditions, in which the four coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, listen to the contestants on chairs facing away from the stage so as to avoid seeing them. If a coach likes what they hear from that contestant, they press the "I WANT YOU" 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/she wants to work with. In the 3rd season, a new twist called "Block" is featured, which allows one coach to block another coach from getting a contestant. The artist's journey on the show comes to an end if no coach selects him/she. The blind auditions end when each coach has a set number of contestants to work with. Coaches dedicate themselves to developing their singers mentally, musically and in some cases physically, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success.[3]

The Battle roundsEdit

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 chooses only one to advance. The judges then have to choose from the individual "battles" which artists to take to the Live Round.[3]

The Live ShowsEdit

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 has his/her best contestant left standing to compete in the finals, singing an original song. From these four, one is named "The Voice"—and receives a grand prize money.[3][4]

ProductionEdit

The Voice India was created by John de Mol in the Netherlands and is based on the original Dutch series. de Mol then began to grow and expand The Voice competition franchise and on 6 June 2015, the Indian version of the show was launched on &TV. In April 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reported that &TV would broadcast The Voice in June 2015. Zee Entertainment Enterprises had bought the rights of the original version of the series from Talpa and John de Mol to telecast the Indian version of the show on &TV. The channel announced the series' premiere month as June 2015. &TV business head Rajesh Iyer said in a statement: "We are excited to present viewers with The Voice, a show which is already a global sensation, as one of our biggest non-fiction offerings." Talpa Media global managing director Maarten Meijs stated: "We are very pleased to be collaborating with &TV to bring The Voice to India." The show had been seen in 60 local productions in over 180 countries reach 500 million viewers worldwide.[5][6]

In April 2015, &TV and show producer Endemol India and producer of South Africa's Urban Brew Studios announced leading Bollywood singers Himesh Reshammiya, Mika Singh, Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan as the coaches for the first season[5] and Karan Tacker as the host.[7] In an interview with Mid Day, Shaan said: "It's the most sought after show for any singer-musician. If you want to be on television and on a music show it has to be The Voice India."[8] Endemol India and Urban Brew Studios SA announced that Terence Lewis would be choreographing the opening act for the premiere of the show.[9]

On 30 July 2016, India Today reported that The Voice India would return with the second season.[10] Shaan was again selected as the coach for the second season. Himesh Reshammiya, Mika Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan were replaced by Neeti Mohan, Salim Merchant and Benny Dayal.[11]

In July 2018, the series was renewed for a third season and it was announced that the series is to be shifted from &TV to StarPlus as the channel sell its broadcasting rights to broadcast its onward seasons to StarPlus.[12] In January 2019, Adnan Sami, Armaan Malik, Harshdeep Kaur and Kanika Kapoor were announced as the new mentors, with A. R. Rahman being the super judge.[13]

CoachesEdit

Coaches of the third season of The Voice
Adnan Sami
Armaan Malik
Harshdeep Kaur
Kanika Kapoor

Coaches' teamsEdit

     Winning coach; winners are denoted by boldface; finalists are italicised, and eliminated contestants are in small font
Season Coaches and their finalists
1[14] Himesh Reshammiya Shaan Sunidhi Chauhan Mika Singh
Deepesh Rahi
Sachet Tandon
Piyush Ambhore
Sanjana Bhola
Anish Matthew
Sakshi Chauhan
Mona Bhatt
Pawandeep Rajan
Snigdhajit Bhowmik
Akash Ojha
Ritu Agarwal
Varsha Krishnan
Arpita Khan
Sana Aziz
Rishabh Chaturvedi
Vishva Shah
Parth Doshi
Shristi Bhandari
Oishwaryaa Chattui
Pragya Patra
Gopal Dass
Parampara Thakur
Sahil Solanki
Tanvir Singh
Passang Doma Lama
Jyotica Tangri
Harjot Kaur
Akshay Ghanekar
2[15] Salim Merchant Neeti Mohan Benny Dayal Shaan
Paras Maan
Yashodhan Rao
Sharayu Date
Niyam Kanungo
Mohd Danish
Neha Bhanushali
Rasika Borkar
Sona Vakil
Divyansh Verma
Farhan Sabir
Parakhjeet Singh
Neha Khankriyal
3 Armaan Malik Harshdeep Kaur Kanika Kapoor Adnan Sami
To be determined

Series overviewEdit

Color key
Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place Winning coach Host(s) Coaches (chair's order)
1 2 3 4
1[14] 6 June 2015 30 August 2015 Pawandeep Rajan Deepesh Rahi Parampara Thakur Rishabh Chaturvedi Shaan Karan Tacker Himesh Shaan Sunidhi Mika
2[11] 10 December 2016 12 March 2017 Farhan Sabir Rasika Borkar Parakhjeet Singh Niyam Kanungo Gunjan Utreja
Sugandha Mishra
Salim Neeti Benny Shaan
3 3 February 2019 To be determined Divyanka Tripathi Armaan Harshdeep Kanika Adnan

Season 1 (2015)Edit

The coaches of the first season were Himesh Reshammiya, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Mika Singh,[5] while Karan Tacker was the host.[7][16] The season premiered on 6 June 2015 and concluded on 30 August 2015 (with 26 episodes), with Pawandeep Rajan being crowned as the winner. Deepesh Rahi was runner-up, followed by Parampara Thakur in third place and Rishabh Chaturvedi in fourth place.[17][14]

Pawandeep received the grand prize money of 5 million (US$70,000) from &TV, a Maruti Alto K10 and a deal to record his first single with music label Universal Music Group. Thanking his coach Shaan, he said: "I would like to thank coach Shaan, who thought I was good enough to make the cut and mentored me wholeheartedly."[17]

Season 2 (2016-2017)Edit

In July 2016, it was reported that &TV would launch the second season of The Voice.[10] Shaan was announced as returning coach; Neeti Mohan, Salim Merchant and Benny Dayal joined Shaan. Karan Tacker was replaced by Gunjan Utreja as the host of the season. Sugandha Mishra joined Utreja as the co-host.[18] The season began airing on 10 December 2016[11] and concluded on 12 March 2017 (28 episodes), with Farhan Sabir being crowned as the winner. Rasika Borkar was runner-up, followed by Parakhjeet Singh in third place and Niyam Kanungo in fourth place.[19]

Sabir received the grand prize money of 2.5 million (US$35,000) from &TV and a Maruti Alto K10 with Automatic Gear Shift. The top 4 finalists received a gift hamper from Alto and handsets from Vivo Camera and Music as well.[19]

Season 3 (2019)Edit

The new coaches of the third season are Adnan Sami, Armaan Malik, Harshdeep Kaur and Kanika Kapoor, with A. R. Rahman being the super judge, while Divyanka Tripathi is the new host.[13] The season began airing on 3 February 2019.

Kids EditionEdit

Due to the huge success of The Voice India, in June 2016, &TV announced plans for a junior version of the show which would feature contestants between the ages of six and fourteen. It was announced that Sugandha Mishra and Jay Bhanushali will host the series, while Neeti Mohan, Shaan and Shekhar Ravjiani were declared as the coaches. The children's has the same format as the original show and began airing in July 2016.[20][21][22]

ReceptionEdit

Season 1Edit

The Voice India received a positive reception from critics. Tulika Dubey of The Times of India, said that the judges on the show had brought variety to the panel, in terms of profile and expertise and called the show "delightful". She concluded by saying, "the winner of the finale stands to have a great career ahead."[23] An India Today reviewer enjoyed the premiere episode, saying it had "drama, glitz and glamour", and concluded that "some of the participants on the show displayed fantastic singing."[24] Rajyasree Sen of Firstpost, called it a "'wowtastic' show" and encouraged its readers to watch the show. Appreciating the show, she said that the focus of the show was actually on the talent.[25]

The show earned high ratings for &TV and has become the most watched show on the channel. Raj Baddhan of website Biz Asia said, "The Voice India seems to be working a treat in UK ratings on &TV." The show pulled in 39,000 viewers – peaking at 59,800 viewers on the channel between 9 PM IST – 10 PM.[26]

Season 2Edit

Anvita Singh of India Today liked the premiere episode and said that "the chemistry between the judges is fresh, young, and peppy." She concluded by saying that she can't wait for more to happen in the season.[11] Karthika Raveendran of Bollywood Life gave the season a 3.5 rating out of 5 stars. Liking the new judging panel and contestants, she said that "the show is a must watch".[27]

Season 3Edit

Divyanka Tripathi got rave reviews for her hosting skills and glam transformation on social media. An India Today reviewer liked the premiere episode, saying that "the show returned in a better avatar as the previous installments of The Voice India aired on &TV", and concluded that "the presence of Rahman added another dimension to the show".[28]

AwardsEdit

Award Ceremony Date Category Nominees Result Ref(s)
Indian Telly Awards 28 November 2015 Best Judge Himesh Reshammiya, Shaan, Mika Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan Won [29]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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