Telemundo will premiere the Spanish-language version of NBC singing competition The Voice in 2019, with “Despacito” star Luis Fonsi as the first coach for the show. Auditions for La Voz will kick off this summer in Miami, Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago, San Antonio and Los Angeles.
La Voz will follow the same template as The Voice, with a major differentiator: It will be in Spanish.
“We’re looking at bringing Spanish-language singing to the table,” said Telemundo president Luis Silberwasser when asked if performances in English would be a major part of the equation as has been the case in other reality competitions on Spanish-language television. “The Voice in English is already out there, and we are The Voice in Spanish,” he added.