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
Голос. 60+
The Voice Senior logo.jpg
GenreMusic program
Created byJohn de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Developed byTalpa Content
Directed byIldous Kurmaleev
Andrey Sychev
Presented byDmitry Nagiev
Judges
Opening themeThis is The Voice Senior
Country of originRussia
Original languageRussian
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes13
Production
Producers
  • Yury Aksyuta
  • Evgeniy Orlov
  • Andrey Sergeev
Production locations
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time120–135 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkChannel One
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14) –
present
Chronology
Preceded by
Related shows
External links
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,[1] as an autumn TV season programme. In May 2021, Channel One renewed the series through its fourth series that premiered on autumn 2021.

ConceptionEdit

An adaptation of the Dutch show The Voice Senior, Channel One announced the show under the name Голос. 60+ (The Voice. 60+).

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.

Knockouts

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.

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.

Addition

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

Coaches timelineEdit

Coach Seasons
1 2 3 4
Leonid Agutin
Pelageya
Lev Leshchenko
Valery Meladze
Valeriya
Mikhail Boyarsky
Tamara Gverdtsiteli
Elena Vaenga
Garik Sukachov
Stas Namin
Laima Vaikule
Valery Leontiev
Oleg Gazmanov

PresenterEdit

Presenter Seasons
1 2 3 4
Dmitry Nagiev

Dmitry Nagiev, the presenter of The Voice and The Voice Kids became the confirmed presenter on August 13, 2018.

Series overviewEdit

Season Premiere Final Winner Runner-up Third place Winning coach Best coach Presenter Coaches (chair's order)
1 2 3 4
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

Best coachEdit

Season Best coach
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%

ReceptionEdit

The Voice Senior (ratings) : Russia viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345
15.65.65.55.1N/A5.45
24.85.04.84.9N/A4.88
34.94.84.94.04.24.56
Source: MediaScope

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
(ratings)
Date Premiere viewers
(ratings)
Date Final viewers
(ratings)
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Voice. 60+ on Channel One - Around the TV". Вокруг ТВ.