The Voice of Finland

The Voice of Finland is a Finnish reality singing competition and local version of The Voice first broadcast as The Voice of Holland. The series premiered on Nelonen on 30 December 2011 and the first season concluded in April 2012. A second season started on 4 January 2013 and concluded on 26 April 2013. The series was further renewed for a third season, which premiered on 3 January 2014.

The Voice of Finland
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Created byJohn de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Presented by
Judges
Country of originFinland
Original languageFinnish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes94 (as of season 10
Production
ProducersTalpa Media Group (2011–2019)
ITV Studios Finland (2020–present)
Production locationHelsinki
Release
Original networkNelonen
Picture format16:9
Original release30 December 2011 (2011-12-30) –
present
Promotional photograph of the Coaches of The Voice of Finland

One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioner.

The series is shot at the Logomo cultural venue in Turku.[1]

FormatEdit

The series consists 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. 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.

Each team of singers is mentored and developed by its respective coach. In the second stage, called the battle phase, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other directly by singing the same song together, with the coach choosing which team member to advance from each of four individual "battles" into the first live round. Within that first live round, the surviving six acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with public votes determining one of two acts from each team that will advance to the final eight, while the coach chooses which of the remaining acts comprises the other performer remaining on the team.

In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete against each other in live broadcasts. The television audience and the coaches have equal say 50/50 in deciding who moves on to the semi-final. In the semi-final, the results are based on a mix of the public vote, advance vote on the previous week's performances, and voting of coaches. Each carries an equal weight of 100 points for a total of 300 points.

With one team member remaining for each coach, the final 4 contestants compete against each other in the finale with the outcome decided by the advance and the public vote, both with equal weight of 100 points for a total of 200 points.

Coaches' timelineEdit

Coach Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Michael Monroe
Elastinen
Paula Koivuniemi
Lauri Tähkä
Mira Luoti
Anne Mattila
Redrama
Olli Lindholm
Tarja Turunen
Anna Puu
Toni Wirtanen
Sipe Santapukki
Juha Tapio
Maija Vilkkumaa
Paradise Mikko C.S.

Series overviewEdit

The Voice of Finland series overview
Season First aired Last aired Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place Winning coach Presenter(s) Backstage presenter(s) Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3 4
1 30 Dec 2011 20 Apr 2012 Mikko Sipola Saara Aalto Jesse Kaikuranta Kim Koskinen Elastinen Axl Smith Kristiina Komulainen Elastinen Lauri Paula Michael
2 4 Jan 2013 26 Apr 2013 Antti Railio Emilia Ekström Suvi Aalto Ike Ikegwuonu Paula Koivuniemi Tea Khalifa
3 3 Jan 2014 18 Apr 2014 Siru Airistola Emma Schnitt Jussi Kari Tuuli Okkonen Michael Monroe Jenni Alexandrova Mira Anne
4 2 Jan 2015 24 Apr 2015 Miia Kosunen Jani Klemola Jennie Storbacka Jesper Anttonen Tarja Turunen Olli Redrama Tarja
5 8 Jan 2016 22 Apr 2016 Suvi Åkerman Riikka Jaakkola Meri Vahtera Ilona Gill Smith, H. Paasonen
6 6 Jan 2017 14 Apr 2017 Saija Saarnisto Aksel Kankaanranta Andrea Brosio Tiina Nyyssönen Redrama Heikki Paasonen Tinni Wikström Anna
7 5 Jan 2018 20 Apr 2018 Jerkka Virtanen Mia Suszko Wanqiu Long Fiona Krüger Elina Kottonen Anna Toni Redrama
8 4 Jan 2019 26 Apr 2019 Markus Salo Jasse Jatala Roope Palmu Sara Jagrouny Olli Lindholm Toni Olli Redrama Anna
9 31 Jan 2020 25 Sep 2020 Juffi Seponpoika Henry Friman Maritza Palmroth Etni Khan Toni & Sipe Juha Anna Toni & Sipe Redrama
10 22 Jan 2021 23 Apr 2021 Kalle Virtanen Elise-Juliette Milla Kotilainen Ira Mikkonen Juha Tapio Wikström,
Kottonen
Maija Toni & Sipe Redrama Juha
11 28 Jan 2022 29 Apr 2022 Sussu Erkinheimo Keira Lundström Roosa-Maria Paavo Laapotti Toni & Sipe Anna Juha Toni & Sipe Maija

Coaches and finalistsEdit

  – Winning coach & contestant. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.
Season Coaches and their teams for the live shows
1 Elastinen Lauri Tähkä Paula Koivuniemi Michael Monroe
Mikko Sipola
Lauri Mikkola
Isabella Hammarsten
Eveliina Tammenlaakso
Taru Ratilainen
Kim Koskinen
Selja Felin
Valerie Nyholm
Amanda Löfman
Antti Matikainen
Jesse Kaikuranta
Tanja Vähäsarja
Nelli Petro
Sophie Aittola
Aki Louhela
Saara Aalto
Kimmo Härmä
Mikko Herranen
Krista Siegfrids
Toni Hiltunen
2 Ikenna Ikegwuonu
Tomas Höglund
Inga Söder
Niina Kähönen
Jepa Lambert
Emilia Ekström
Dennis Fagerström
Eve Hotti
Kaapo Kokkonen
Marija
Antti Railio
Osku Ketola
Laura Alajääski
Kirsi Lehtosaari
Reetta Kaartinen
Suvi Aalto
Gary Revel Jr.
Christian Casagrande
Jone Ullakko
Luca Sturniolo
3 Elastinen Mira Luoti Anne Mattila Michael Monroe
Emma Schnitt
Erik Niemi
Johanna Johnson
Anni Saikku
Tuuli Okkonen
Sofia Tarkkanen
Camilla Bäckman
Maya Kurki
Jussi Kari
Juho Schroderus
Sini Alatalo
Ville Pyykönen
Siru Airistola
Tiia Erämeri
Roni Leppä
Lee Angel
4 Olli Lindholm Redrama Tarja Turunen Michael Monroe
Jani Klemola
Minna Hautakangas
Maria Höglund
Ari Puro
Jesper Anttonen
Kaisa Leskinen
Kiia Kullberg
Sini Järvinen
Miia Kosunen
Avin Alyasi
Paolo Ribaldini
Riina Ammesmäki
Jennie Storbacka
Björn Suomivuori
Kevin Stocks
Kimmo Blom
5 Ilona Gill
Suhyun Kim
Jessica Uussaari
Lilja Tzoulas
Meri Vahtera
Anna Karlsson
Alex Ikonen
Margarita Kondakova
Suvi Åkerman
Ilari Hämäläinen
Kerttu Suonpää
Alisa Manninen
Riikka Jaakkola
Tuomas Junnikkala
Daniel Sanz
Jarkko Kujanpää
6 Olli Lindholm Redrama Anna Puu Michael Monroe
Tiina Nyyssönen
A-J. Keskinen
Seungjae Kim
Emmi Bodganoff
Saija Saarnisto
Juuso Vuorinen
Mariia Kharlamova
Saija Saarinen
Aksel Kankaanranta
Anna Ijäs
Viola Pöyhönen
Jessica Timgren-Forss
Andrea Brosio
Sara Kurkola
Victoria Shuudifonya
Plamen de la Bona
7 Olli Lindholm Redrama Anna Puu Toni Wirtanen
Mia Suszko
Elli Tolkki
Viivi Sopanen
Roberto Brandão
Jerkka Virtanen
Odee Equere
Teija Vaara
Eveliina Määttä
Fiona Kruger
Iida Yli-Mäenpää
Jenna Schleifer
Francis Asis
Wanqiu Long
Saija Väisänen
Bertta Seppälä
Taneli Läykki
8 Markus Salo
Linda Smirnova
Roope Palmu
Joli Malki
Sara Jagrouny
Jhayden Aleo
Jasse Jatala
Sarina Kettunen
9 Juha Tapio Anna Puu Toni Wirtanen & Sipe Santapukki Redrama
Henry Friman Maritza Palmroth Juffi Seponpoika Etni Khan
10 Maija Vilkkumaa Toni Wirtanen & Sipe Santapukki Redrama Juha Tapio
Ira Mikkonen Milla Kotilainen-Dwyer Elise-Juliette Kalle Virtanen
11 Anna Puu Juha Tapio Toni Wirtanen & Sipe Santapukki Maija Vilkkumaa
Keira Lundström Paavo Laapotti Sussu Erkinheimo Roosa-Maria

Season synopsesEdit

Season 1 (2011–12)Edit

The first season premiered on Nelonen on 30 December 2011 and the final was on 20 April 2012. The winner of the series was Mikko Sipola from coach Elastinen's team.

Performer Song Result
Mikko Sipola "Stuck Inside My Head" Winner
Saara Aalto "My Love" Runner-up
Jesse Kaikuranta "Vie mut kotiin" 3rd/4th place
Kim Koskinen "Särkyneiden Tie"

Season 2 (2013)Edit

The second season premiered on Nelonen on 4 January 2013, the final being broadcast on 26 April 2013. The winner of the second season was Antti Railio from Paula Koivuniemi's team.

Performer Song Result
Antti Railio "Sulava jää" Winner
Emilia Ekström "Askel askeleelta" Runner-up
Suvi Aalto "Kuuntelen" 3rd/4th place
Ike Ikegwuonu "Vaiheillaan"

For this season, The Voice of Finland introduced Kotivalmentaja (HomeCoach) mobile game for Apple iOS and Android phones.[2]

Season 3 (2014)Edit

The third season premiered on Nelonen on 3 January 2014, the final being broadcast on 18 April 2014. The winner of the third season was Siru Airistola from Michael Monroe's team.

Performer Song Result
Siru Airistola "Sä et kulu pois" Winner
Emma Schnitt "Älä pelkää" Runner-up
Jussi Kari "Suu & Pää" 3rd/4th place
Tuuli Okkonen "Pysähdytään Pariisiin"

Season 4 (2015)Edit

The fourth season premiered on Nelonen on 2 January 2015. The winner of the fourth season was Miia Kosunen from Tarja Turunen's team.

Performer Song Result
Miia Kosunen "Bed of Fire" Winner
Jani Klemola "Sinä ansaitset kultaa" Runner-up
Jennie Storbacka "Mamma Knows" 3rd place
Jesper Anttonen "All of Me" 4th place

Season 5 (2016)Edit

The fifth season premiered on Nelonen on 8 January 2016. The winner of the fifth season was Suvi Åkerman from Tarja Turunen's team.

Performer Song Result
Suvi Åkerman "It's Not the End of the World" Winner
Riikka Jaakkola "Don't Ask Me" Runner-up
Meri Vahtera "Tuulee" 3rd place
Ilona Gill "Oneway Trip" 4th place

Season 6 (2017)Edit

The sixth season premiered on Nelonen on 6 January 2017. The winner of the sixth season was Saija Saarnisto from Redrama's team.

Performer Song Result
Saija Saarnisto "Mä annan sut pois" Winner
Aksel Kankaanranta "Thinking Out Loud" Runner-up
Andrea Brosio "I Will Stay" 3rd place
Tiina Nyyssönen "Polte" 4th place

Season 7 (2018)Edit

The seventh season premiered on Nelonen in January 2018. The winner of the seventh season was Jerkka Virtanen from Redrama's team.

Performer Song Result
Jerkka Virtanen "" Winner
Mia Suszko "" Runner-up
Wanqiu Long "" 3rd place
Fiona Kruger "" 4th place

Season 8 (2019)Edit

The eighth season premiered on Nelonen on January 2019. The winner of the eighth season was Markus Salo from Olli Lindholm's Team

Performer Song Result
Markus Salo "" Winner
Jasse Jatala "" Runner-up
Roope Palmu "" 3rd place
Sara Jagrouny "" 4th place

Kids versionEdit

The Voice Kids was a Finnish reality singing competition for contestants aged 8 to 14, based on the Dutch show of the same name. Serving as the children's version of The Voice of Finland, the competition proceeded as well as in the adult counterpart, with the Blind audition, the Battles and live performances, the semi-finals and finally the finals.

The coaches included The Voice of Finland's coach Elastinen, PMMP's singer Mira Luoti and The Voice season 1 semi-finalist Krista Siegfrids. In season 2 Arttu Wiskari and Idols winner Diandra replaced Elastinen and Luoti.

The first season was won by 14-year-old Molly Rosenström. The second season was won by 13-year-old Aino Morko. As of 2022, plans for a third season were not announced.

Coaches' timelineEdit

Coach Seasons
1 2
Krista Siegfrids
Elastinen
Mira Luoti
Diandra
Arttu Wiskari

Series overviewEdit

Finnish The Voice Kids series overview
Season First aired Last aired Winner Runners-up Winning coach Presenters Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3
1 1 Sep 2013 10 Nov 2013 Molly Rosenström Viivi Korhonen Viktorio Angelov Krista Siegfrids Axl Smith,
Tea Khalifa
Mira Krista Elastinen
2 30 Aug 2014 15 Nov 2014 Aino Morko Helmi Hollström Frida Odrischinsky Krista Diandra Arttu

All-Stars versionEdit

After the successful tenth anniversary season of The Voice of Finland, the show announced through Instagram and other social media platforms that they would be broadcasting an All-Star version in the autumn season.[3] It is the second to acquire the rights after the French version.[4] The show will be joined by former contestants from previous seasons.

Coaches' timelineEdit

Coach Season
1
Elastinen
Michael Monroe
Tarja Turunen

Series overviewEdit

The Voice of Finland: All-Stars series overivew
Season First aired Last aired Winner Runner-up Third place Winning coach Presenter Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3
1 28 Aug 2021 2 Oct 2021 Andrea Brosio Fiona Krüger Jesse Kaikuranta Michael Monroe Heikki Paasonen Elastinen Tarja Michael

Senior versionEdit

Coaches' timelineEdit

Coach Season
1
Michael Monroe
Ressu Redford
Tarja Turunen

Series overviewEdit

Finnish The Voice Senior series overview
Season First aired Last aired Winner Runner-up Third place Winning coach Presenter Backstage presenter Coaches (chairs' order)
1 2 3
1 20 May 2022 TBA 2022 Upcoming season Heikki Paasonen Elina Kottonen Michael Ressu Tarja

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Logomo ticket sales" (in Finnish). Logomo Oy. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kotivalmentaja" [HomeCoach] (in Finnish). Nelonen. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Previous contestants will return in the newest 'The Voice of Finland: All-Stars". Instagram. 12 May 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24.
  4. ^ "The Voice "All-Stars": former candidates back for the anniversary season". chartsinfrance. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.

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