The Second Stage of “The Voice” Arrives on Antena 3 with Important New Features
In no time at all, “The Voice” will enter its second stage. Following the huge success of its Blind Auditions, the show is preparing to take another leap forward, presenting a range of novelties for viewers. The music talent show produced by Boomerang TV for Atresmedia continues to innovate, presenting three Battles in addition to the Knockouts.
So, starting the week of February 18th, and having chosen their teams during the Blind Auditions, the coaches will help their talents develop and evolve, offering them advice and sharing their knowledge.
Antonio José, Bustamante, Karol G., and Miriam Rodríguez will be in charge of assisting coaches Paulina Rubio, Luis Fonsi, Antonio Orozco, and Pablo López, respectively, offering their opinions and recommendations throughout this stage of the Battles between the talents.
Antena 3 Continues Renewing “The Voice”
In its second stage, Antena 3 is making important new changes to “The Voice,” which will go on for another four weeks: three weeks of Battles and one week of Knockouts.
MORE NEW DYNAMICS, WITH THREE BATTLES…
The fifteen members selected from each team during the Blind Auditions will get up on stage in groups of five over the three weeks of the Battles, with each talent singing their solo.
And so, each week, viewers will enjoy four Battles (one group from each of the coaches), and the artist and their assistant coach will have to choose which two of the five singers performing each night get to move on to the next stage.
After each Battle, once the coaches have made their selection, “stealing time” will be activated. During the three days of the Battles, the coaches will have a chance to steal a total of two extra voices from among the candidates not chosen by their rivals. They’ll have to think long and hard about who to steal because they can only steal two contestants for their team.
To steal a contestant, they’ll have to press the red button, and this will lead to surprising changes in the make-up of each team. The first coach to press the button gets to choose who to steal. If the coaches choose the same artist, it will be up to the talent to decide which team to join.
At the end of the three weeks of Battles, each coach will have formed a team of six (6) chosen talents and two (2) stolen talents who will go on to confront each other in duets during the Knockout Rounds.
…AND A GREAT BIG KNOCKOUT ROUND
During the Knockouts, eight artists from each team will give it their all in four musical duels in hopes of continuing in the program. Only one artist from each duel will go on to compete in the Live Shows.
And so, following the 16 Knockout Rounds –four per coach–, a total of 16 talents will move on to the Live Shows.
In this sense, Spain will be one of the first countries to incorporate this new structure, which has already been successfully implemented in countries such as Australia and France.
The Assistant Coaches on "The Voice"
Antonio José, Paulina Rubio’s Assistant Coach
Antonio José is a promising new multi-Platinum artist on the Spanish music scene. Since being proclaimed the winner of the 2015 edition of “The Voice,” Antonio José has become the country’s biggest up-and-coming male pop artist. He has accumulated five Platinum and two Gold Records. He has also remained number one on the official sales rankings for nine weeks and has toured extensively, offering over 200 concerts.
Antonio José continues to grow and evolve as a person and as an artist, also expanding into other territories, including a recent trip to Argentina where he performed as the opening act for the great artist Luciano Pereyra before an audience of over 35,000 in Vélez.
The young man is 100% involved in composing his songs and regularly collaborates with other well-known songwriters, in addition to sharing the stage with such artists as Luis Fonsi, Manuel Carrasco, Arcángel, Miguel Poveda, Antonio Orozco, Carlos Rivera, and Pablo López, among others.
Moreover, this week Antonio José will launch a new song in conjunction with one of Portugal’s biggest artists, Diogo Piçarra. The official video and the Spanish and Portuguese versions of “A dónde vas,” will launch on Friday, January 18th.
David Bustamante, Luis Fonsi’s Assistant Coach
Bustamante is the most charismatic and popular artist in the Spanish music scene, and now he is back on the country’s stages and stronger than ever. Nobody sings love songs like him, and his long-standing musical career is well consolidated and fruitful. With nineteen Platinum albums, several Gold records, and over 900 concerts to his credit, Bustamante is one of the biggest artists in the country. He has also collaborated with other music greats like Juan Gabriel, Alejandro Fernández, Pablo López and Luis Fonsi, among others.
In 2018, Bustamante took a break from performing to work on his comeback with this new project. He has dedicated the past few months to developing his repertoire and image and doing recording sessions, video, and photo shoots to show off the Bustamante we all know with some new facets and musical styles and surprising collaborations. Starting with his usual romantic, melodic Latin ballads, the newly evolved Bustamante will no doubt surprise audiences.
His new album will be on sale in February and a new preview single and video clip will become available this Friday, January 18th, so that fans can enjoy Bustamante in all his glory.
Karol G, Antonio Orozco’s Assistant Coach
Karol G is an undisputed world leader in urban Latin music. She is the winner of a Latin Grammy for Best Artist and a nominee for the Billboard Latin Music Awards and the MTV European Music Awards. She has won a Platinum Record for her current single “Culpables,” alongside Anuel AA; a Double Platinum Record for “Mi Cama” in Spain; a Diamond Record in the United States for “Ahora me llama,” alongside Bad Bunny; and a Platinum Disk Certificate for "Créeme," alongside Maluma, also for the U.S.
Karol was the first female artist to make it onto Billboard’s much-coveted Top 10 list of Hot Latin Songs. And, throughout her music career, she has collaborated with artists such as J Balvin, Major Lazer, Nick Jonas, Nicky Jam, Maluma, Quavo (Migos), Bad Bunny, Ozun, Kevin Roldan, Shaggy, Pitbull, and Anuel AA, among other performers.
Karol performed in over 100 concerts in 2018 throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe, including seasonal stints as the opening act for Luis Fonsi and J. Balvin. With over 13 million fans following her online, Karol has accumulated more than 2 billion plays in less than two years, and over 75 million clicks on her videos, which have been streamed more than 3.5 billion times on digital platforms.
Next summer, Karol G will be visiting in Spain with her live show as part of a tour of various cities in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.
Miriam Rodríguez, Pablo López’s Assistant Coach
Miriam Rodríguez is a singer who writes her own songs and plays guitar. She recently published her first album, “Cicatrices,” recorded in Los Angeles and produced by two of the world’s most prestigious producers: Sebastian Krys and Sam Hansone. The album recently went Gold and includes the song “No!” composed and sung alongside Pablo López, who also produced the song.
Another song worth mentioning is Miriam’s first single, “Hay algo en mí,” from the soundtrack of the series Vis a Vis, in which the musician recently made a cameo appearance.
At the moment, Miriam is in the middle of an intense tour, presenting her album all over Spain, with 20 dates already sold out to date. The final stage of the “Miriam Rodríguez en concierto” Tour kicked off in November 2018 in A Coruña and continued through Vigo, Murcia, Alicante, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona. The tour will continue with a second stage called “Tour conmigo” in theaters throughout Spain through the July 2019.