The Voice Senior (Russian TV series)
The Voice Senior (Russian: Голос. 60+) is a Russian singing competition television series broadcast on Channel One. Based on the original The Voice Senior, it has aired one season and aims to find currently unsigned singing talent (solo or duets, professional and amateur) contested by aspiring singers, age 60 or over, drawn from public auditions. The winner will be determined by television viewers voting by telephone, SMS text, and The Voice App. The winners of the four seasons have been: Lidia Muzaleva, Leonid Sergienko, Dina Yudina and Mikhail Serebryakov.
|The Voice Senior|
|Created by||John de Mol|
Roel van Velzen
|Developed by||Talpa Content|
|Directed by||Ildous Kurmaleev|
|Presented by||Dmitry Nagiev|
|Opening theme||This is The Voice Senior|
|Country of origin||Russia|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||120–135 minutes|
|Original network||Channel One|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||September 14, 2018 –|
|The Voice Senior (Channel One)|
The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists' performances and guide their teams 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 original panel featured Leonid Agutin (season 1), Pelageya (seasons 1―2), Lev Leshchenko (seasons 1―3), and Valery Meladze (season 1). The panel for the upcoming fourth season features Stas Namin (season 4), Laima Vaikule (season 4), Valery Leontiev (season 4), and Oleg Gazmanov (season 4). Other coaches from previous seasons include Valeriya (season 2), Mikhail Boyarsky (season 2), Tamara Gverdtsiteli (season 3), Elena Vaenga (season 3), and Garik Sukachov (season 3).
The Voice Senior began airing on September 14, 2018, as an autumn TV season programme. In May 2021, Channel One renewed the series through its fourth series that premiered on autumn 2021.
In each season, the winner receives ₽1,000,000.
Selection process and formatEdit
- Blind auditions
Each season begins with the "Blind auditions," where coaches form their team of artists (4 artists in season 1-2, 5 artists since season 3) whom they mentor through the remainder of the season. The coaches' chairs are faced towards the audience during artists' performances; those interested in an artist press their button, which turns their chair towards the artist and illuminates the bottom of the chair to read "Я выбираю тебя" ("I Want You"). At the conclusion of the performance, an artist either defaults to the only coach who turned around or selects his or her coach if more than one coach expresses interest.
The Knockouts are similar to the Sing-offs in The Voice Kids. In the "Knockout Rounds," four (or five) artists within a team sing individual performances in succession. At the conclusion of the performances, coach would decide which two of four (or five) artists get to advance to the Final.
In the final live performance phase of the competition, artists perform in live show, where public voting narrows to a final group of four artists and eventually declares a winner.
In each season along with determining the winner, television viewers vote for the Best coach (but in season 2 the public didn't determinate the Best coach) using The Voice App and HbbTV option in their TV sets.
Coaches and presenterEdit
Leonid Agutin (2018)
Lev Leshchenko (2018—2020)
Valery Meladze (2018)
Mikhail Boyarsky (2019)
Tamara Gverdtsiteli (2020)
Elena Vaenga (2020)
Garik Sukachov (2020)
Stas Namin (2021-)
Laima Vaikule (2021-)
Valery Leontiev (2021-)
Oleg Gazmanov (2021-)
|Season||Premiere||Final||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Winning coach||Best coach||Presenter||Coaches (chair's order)|
|1||September 14, 2018||October 5, 2018||Lidiya Muzaleva||Evgeniy Strugalsky||Nikolay Arutyunov †||Sergey Manukyan||Pelageya||Dmitry Nagiyev||Leonid Agutin||Pelageya||Lev Leshchenko||Valeriy Meladze|
|2||September 13, 2019||October 4, 2019||Leonid Sergienko||Yury Shivrin||Vladimir Gritsyk||Elena Gurilyova||Pelageya||Not determinate||Lev Leshchenko||Valeriya||Mikhail Boyarsky|
|3||September 4, 2020||October 2, 2020||Dina Yudina||Petr Tarenkov||Irina Anikina||Tatyana Shupenya||Tamara Gverdtsiteli||Lev Leshchenko||Tamara Gverdtsiteli||Elena Vaenga||Garik Sukachov|
|4||September 3, 2021||October 1, 2021||Mikhail Serebryakov||Evgeniy Solomin||Andrey Mikhailov||Petr Urbanovichus||Oleg Gazmanov||Stas Namin||Laima Vaikule||Valery Leontiev||Oleg Gazmanov|
|First place||%||Second place||%||Third place||%||Fourth place||%|
|1||Pelageya||38%||Leonid Agutin||31%||Valery Meladze||16%||Lev Leshchenko||15%|
|2||In season 2 the public didn't determinate the Best coach.|
|3||Lev Leshchenko||31%||Elena Vaenga||25%||Tamara Gverdtsiteli||22%||Garik Sukachov||22%|
|4||Oleg Gazmanov||52%||Stas Namin||21%||Valery Leontiev||17%||Laima Vaikule||10%|
Seasons average: RatingsEdit
The first season premiered on September 14, 2018 with a 5.6 rating in the 18–49 demographic. For its average season rating, the show was in the Top 5 at a 5.45 ranking.
The second season premiered on September 13, 2019 with a 4.8 in the 18–49 demographic. It was down from last season's premiere by .8 rating scores.
The third season will premiere on September 4, 2020 with a 4.9 in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .1 rating scores.
- Each Russian network television season starts in late August and ends in late May.
|Season||Timeslot (UTC+3)||# Ep.||Premiered||Ended||TV season||Viewers|
|1||Friday 9:30 pm||4||September 14, 2018||5.6||October 5, 2018||5.1||2018–2019||5.45|
|2||September 13, 2019||4.8||October 4, 2019||4.9||2019–2020||4.88|
|3||5||September 4, 2020||4.9||October 2, 2020||4.2||2020–2021||4.56|
- "The Voice. 60+ on Channel One - Around the TV". Вокруг ТВ.