As a worldwide known reality television singing competition, The Voice has been franchised to Canada as well. Since many Canadians speak French, The Voice is presented in this language for their TV audiences. La Voix is the French version of the same show, in the same format. There are no noticeable structural changes in the French version, yet it is capable of reaching millions of TV viewers since it is specially produced in Montreal and Quebec. Charles Lafortune, a very well known public figure, presents this TV show, while many other celebrities sit on the judging and coaching chairs. Up until 2018, Eric Lapointe, Lara Fabian, Marc Dupre, Alex Nevsky, Jean Pierre Ferland, Louis Jean Cormier, Marie Mai, Ariane Moffat, Pierre Lapointe, and Isabelle Boulay have worked as coaches and judges in La Voix Canada.
The appearances of these publicly known figures and celebrities increase the popularity of the show La Voix. This is because the followers, fans and music students of these celebrities watch the show, and increase the demand for this singing competition. With the increased media power and influence of social platforms, the number of fans of La Voix Canada increases day by day. La Voix is the first TV show to use social media actively.
La Voix Format and the Structure
- Producers’ auditions: The first auditions for the quality check of the voice. Not televised
- Blind auditions: The coaches listen to the voices without seeing the contestants in the first instance. If they like the song, they press the button, turn their chair to the singer and try to recruit them to their own team. Each coach needs to choose 12 contestants
- The Duels: Two contestants from the same team make a duet, and whoever sings better, remains in the group
- The Chants de Bataille: Five contestants who will access the Directs are determined
- The Directs: Most crucial stage before the final
- Final: The winner is announced