The Voice of China (Chinese: 中国好声音; pinyin: Zhōngguó Hǎo Shēngyīn, literally "China's good voice" is a Chinese reality talent show that premiered on 13 July 2012 on the Zhejiang Television network sponsored by Jiaduobao. Program recording was done at East China Normal University in Shanghai.
The series is part of the The Voice franchise and is based on Dutch program The Voice of Holland. The deal was brokered by IPCN Ltd, a London and Shanghai based media company that is specifically focusing on the Chinese media market.
The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows. The four judges/coaches choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process. Each judge has the length of the auditioner's performance 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 individual "battles" into the first live round. Within that first live round, the surviving four acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with public votes determining the best of four acts from each team that will advance to the final eight, while the coach chooses which of the remaining three 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 in deciding who moves on to the final 4 phase. With one team member remaining for each coach, the contestants compete against each other in the final with the outcome decided solely by public vote.
The second season of The Voice of China (Chinese: 中国好声音; pinyin: Zhōngguó Hǎo Shēngyīn, literally "China's good voice" is a Chinese reality talent show that premiered on 12 July 2013, on the Zhejiang Television sponsored by Jiaduobao. The host from the first season, Hua Shao (华少), continued to host the second season of The Voice of China.