La Voz Colombia

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La Voz Colombia
Genre Reality television
Created by John de Mol
Roel van Velzen
Presented by
  • Carlos Ponce
  • Alejandro Palacio
  • Linda Palma
  • Diego Sáenz (Backstage)
Country of origin Colombia
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes118
Executive producer(s) John de Mol
Distributor Endemol
Original network Caracol TV
Picture format 480i (NTSC)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseOctober 1, 2012 (2012-10-01) 
December 18, 2013 (2013-12-18)
Related shows The Voice (franchise)
External links
Official website

La Voz Colombia (Spanish for The Voice Colombia) is a reality television singing competition, originating from the dutch version, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. Over 50 countries now have their own version of The Voice. In this show, Colombians with outstanding singing talent are sought, and will be coached by four great music superstars who will be in charge of finding and training the next "voice" of Colombia.

Spanish language Romance language

Spanish or Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula and today has over 450 million native speakers in Spain and in the Americas. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.


The first season premiered on Caracol TV on October 1, 2012. For the second season, The Voice Colombia has a Second Screen TV Application, developed by Applicaster. The app offers an aggregated live feed of both broadcaster driven activities and social networks integration. The activities include a variety of gamification events, behind the scenes exclusive content, and various layers of information, to enhance primetime viewership. Show-related tweets and Facebook posts are integrated into the TV app feed during live primetime shows. Parlar TV, Caracol TV's app is available on the app store and on Google Play.

The winner of season 1 was Miranda Cardona and the winner of Season 2 was Camilo Martinez.


Participants attempt their shot at the competition in blind auditions, where the judges and future coaches, sit with their backs to the contestants. This format allows the participants to be judged solely on their singing ability and not on physical appearance. Judges can turn their chairs at the press of a button, indicating that they are interested in the performer. If more than one judge turns his/her chair, the contestant can choose a judge who will then become their coach as well. This format is based on the talent show The Voice.

At the second stage, The Battles, coaches are forced to reduce their team by half. They have to pit two of their contestants to sing against each other in a ring. In the end each coach made the decision to eliminate one of them, who left the competition. In this phase, coaches are supported by guest advisors.

The third stage is the live shows, which are broadcast live. Each contestant must sing for the coaches. At the end of the show, each coach will be obliged to saves one from his/her team. The elimination consists of the two nominees at risk each week, the audience save one of the nominees and the other two will sing the song with which they performed in the show. The coach will eliminate one. The elimination procedure continues until there is one artists per team in the final. In the second season, the Live Shows had format changed and any coach could have no finalist in the final.

Due to a clause in the contract between Caracol and Talpa (producer that owns the format), the program is not broadcast internationally, with the exception of Spain and Ecuador, due to a special cause.

Spain Kingdom in Southwest Europe

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country mostly located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Ecuador Republic in South America

Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) west of the mainland. The capital city is Quito, which is also the largest city.

The first season of the show released a compilation CD, Lo Mejor de La Voz Colombia ("The Best of The Voice Colombia"), recorded by 12 of the contestants, and was put on sale in the country, where it was certified platinum.

Thanks to the excellent performance of The Voice Colombia in Ecuador, Ecuavisa aired the first season of The Voice Colombia and was one of the only The Voice versions to be transmitted outside the originating country. [1]


Ecuavisa is an Ecuadorian free-to-air television network that was launched on 1 March 1967 on Quito's channel 8 Guayaquil's channel 2. The channel has an international feed named "Ecuavisa Internacional".

Coaches and hosts

In the first season Carlos Vives, Ricardo Montaner, Andrés Cepeda and Fanny Lu were the coaches, while battle advisors were Maia, MR (Mau and Ricky Montaner), Amaury Gutiérrez, and Gilberto Santa Rosa. For the second season, Carlos Vives announced that due to several tours and prior commitments he would not return, for which "The gentleman of salsa" Gilberto Santa Rosa replaced him on the coaching panel.

Carlos Vives Colombian singer

Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo is a Colombian singer, songwriter and actor.

Ricardo Montaner Dominico-Venezuelan-Argentine singer and songwriter

Héctor Eduardo Reglero Montaner, better known as Ricardo Montaner, is a Venezuelan-Argentine singer and songwriter. Since starting his career in the late 1970s, he has already released more than 24 albums, with many successful singles and has sold over 65 million records worldwide.

Andrés Cepeda Colombian musician

Andrés Cepeda is a popular Colombian singer-songwriter. He was born in Bogotá, the youngest of five children. He displayed an inclination towards music from an early age, studying piano since the age of 5. He composed his first piece at the age of 12. He studied at Colegio San Carlos and later at Colegio Emilio Valenzuela. His musical career began as the lead voice of Poligamia, a latin rock-pop group which he founded with some friends during his adolescence. After Poligamia was disbanded, Cepeda continued with his musical career as a soloist, finding success in different musical genres such as bolero and Balada, among other romantic genres. His album El carpintero achieved quadruple-platinum sales in Colombia.

The show was hosted by Carlos Ponce, Linda Palma and Diego Sáenz in season 1. Alejandro Palacio replaced Ponce in season 2.

Coaches' advisors

Season Carlos Vives Ricardo Montaner Fanny Lu Andrés Cepeda
1 Flag of Colombia.svg Maía Flag of Venezuela.svg Mau & Ricky Montaner Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Gilberto Santa Rosa Flag of Cuba.svg Amaury Gutiérrez
Season Gilberto Santa Rosa Ricardo Montaner Fanny Lu Andrés Cepeda
2 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Kany García Flag of Venezuela.svg Mau & Ricky Montaner Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Luis Fonsi Flag of Colombia.svg Kike Santander

Coaches' teams

SeasonsJudges / Coaches
Ricardo Montaner Andrés Cepeda Carlos Vives Fanny Lu
  • - Miranda
  • - Ignacio Peña
  • - Ana María Villa
  • - Alejandro Preciado
  • - Joan Alarcón
  • - Dahyana Ríos
  • - Daniel Lema
  • - Orlando Hurtado
  • - Yohana Alvarado
  • - Victoria Castillo
  • - Víctor Rodríguez
  • - Julieth Rodríguez
  • - Nina Díaz
  • - Sebastián Trujillo
  • - Juan Manuel Coral
  • - Steven Arenas
  • - Patricia del Valle
  • - Angelo Milán
  • - Giovanna Giacometto
  • - Roxanna Restrepo
  • - Iván Camilo Quiroga
  • - Andrea Castellanos
  • - Juan Riveros
  • - Diana Ciliberti
  • - Ana Milena Quevedo
  • - Julián Villa
  • - Nicoyembe
  • - Andrea Flórez
  • - Andrés Parra
  • - Giovanny Gil
  • - Juan David Becerra
  • - Damián Torres
  • - Paola Vargas
  • - Pilar Cabrera
  • - Shadia Abdalá
  • - Carmen Antonilez
2 Ricardo Montaner Andrés Cepeda Gilberto Santa Rosa Fanny Lu [lower-alpha 1]
  • - Jessica Agualimpia
  • - Aura y Catherine Jiménez
  • - Jerónimo Hernández
  • - Andrea Orozco
  • - Carlos Manjarrés
  • - David Marulanda
  • - Esmeralda Carvajal
  • - Juan Manuel Güiza
  • - Camilo Martínez
  • - José Rodríguez
  • - Jorge "Coke" Estupiñan
  • - Yesid "Jessi" Uribe
  • - Jair Santrich
  • - Annie McCausland
  • - Mariana Gómez
  • - Fallon Camargo
  • - Anita Moreno
  • - J. Cadenas
  • - María Angélica Chavarriaga
  • - Helder Balanta
  • - Diego Portilla
  • - Carlos Jaraba
  • - Leonardo Medina
  • - Estefanía "Nhya" Varela
  • - Javier Rodríguez
  • - Laura Ballesteros
  • - Hugo "Junior" Bolívar
  • - Julián Díaz
  • - Leonela Mosquera
  • - Reinel Valencia
  • - Bryan Visbal
  • - Juan Carlos Ángel "Angelo"
  1. In the second season, because of the format change in the Live shows, Santa Rosa ended up with two finalists in the Final and Fanny Lu did not have a finalist.

Season summary

SeasonPremiereFinaleWinnerRunner-upThird PlaceFourth PlaceWinning coachPresentersCoaches (chair's order)
1October 1, 2012December 20, 2012 Miranda Victoria CastilloGiovanna GiacomettoAndrea Flórez Ricardo Montaner Carlos Ponce Linda PalmaDiego SáenzCarlosFannyRicardoAndrés
2September 23, 2013February 18, 2013Camilo MartínezJessica AgualimpiaAnita MorenoJ. Cadenas Andrés Cepeda Alejandro Cortez PalacioSanta Rosa

The Voice Kids Colombia

The Voice Kids is a Colombian kids talent show, based on the Dutch competition The Voice Kids , broadcast by Caracol Television. Each season, 27 contestants, trained by one of the three judges, compete to win COL$300 million and a contract with Universal Music. Participation is only open to children between the ages of eight and fifteen years.


The format of The Voice Kids Colombia share the same blind audition rules with the adult version. However, in the Battles, 3 participants from the same team are pit against each other and only one will advance to the next stage. Each coach starts with a team consisting of 27 participants and at the end only 9 remain. The next stage is the Superbattles, where the teams will be reduced again. Each coach must organize 3 battles and choose 3 participants of their team to face each other. Each contestant will be assigned a different song. After that, each coach will have 5 participants to the Live Shows and a daily contestant will leave until the three finalists, one from each team, remain in the final.

Starting from the second season, participants who is eliminated in the Super Battles round will have the opportunity to get a quota to return to the competition. Each contestant will sing for the coaches with a free-choice song. In the end, 6 contestants will enter again and can choose the coach they want to go with.

Coaches and hosts

The coaching panel conststs of two coaches from the adult version, Andrés Cepeda and Fanny Lu; while also has its own coach, Maluma. In season 3, Maluma was replaced by Sebastián Yatra. The show was hosted by Alejandro Palacio and Linda Palma in the first two seasons. Laura Tobón replaced Palma from season 3 onward.

Season summary

SeasonPremiereFinaleWinnerRunner-upThird PlaceWinning coachPresentersCoaches (order)
1September 23, 2014November 25, 2014Ivanna GarcíaTatianaMelissa Anaya Maluma Alejandro PalacioLinda PalmaMalumaFannyAndrés
2September 29, 2015December 16, 2015Luis Mario TorresCamilo MartínezAna Rosales Andrés Cepeda
3February 27, 2018May 18, 2018Juan LaverdeJorge NasraCarlos Castro Sebastián Yatra Laura TobónYatra
4February 25, 2019May 17, 2019Anabelle CampañaMaite MontenegroSamuel David Andrés Cepeda

The Voice Teens Colombia

The Voice Teens was a Colombian juvenile talent show, based on the Dutch competition, broadcast by Caracol Television. Only airing one season, 24 contestants, trained by one of the three judges, compete to win COL$300 million and a contract with Universal Music. Participation was only open to singers between the ages of thirteen and seventeen years. This was the first-ever Teens version of The Voice franchise. The format of The Voice Teens is adopted from The Voice Kids season 2.

Coaches and hosts

Andrés Cepeda from the adult and kids version joined the coaching panel, along with singer Gusi and ChocQuibTown singer Gloria Martinez. The hosts were Karen Martínez, Catalina Uribe and Laura Tobón.

Season summary

SeasonPremiereFinaleWinnerRunner-upThird PlaceWinning coachPresentersCoaches (chair's order)
1October 26, 2016December 20, 2016Carol MendozaNikki GardenJennifer Ramírez Gloria Martinez Karen Martínez Laura TobónCatalina UribeGusiGloriaAndrés



2013India Catalina AwardsBest Competition ProgramThe Voice ColombiaWon
2014India Catalina AwardsBest Competition ProgramThe Voice ColombiaWon
India Catalina AwardsBest presenter (a) of entertainmentLinda PalmaNominated
TVyNovelas AwardsBest reality or contestThe Voice ColombiaWon
TVyNovelas AwardsBest Favorite jury Andrés Cepeda Won
TVyNovelas Awards Fanny Lu Nominated
TVyNovelas Awards Ricardo Montaner Nominated
Nickelodeon Colombia Kids' Choice Awards Favorite realityThe Voice ColombiaNominated

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  1. "Se estrena la voz Colombia por Ecuavisa".(in Spanish)