Telemundo is premiering "La Voz" (the Spanish-language version of NBC's "The Voice) sometime in 2019, and the coaching panel has now been completed: Carlos Vives has joined previously announced coaches Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán and Wisin.
Vives commented in a statement: "I’m very proud to take part in the first season of 'La Voz,' accompanied by great friends and colleagues. Together we will search for that unique voice that captivates audiences across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and I hope that great voice will be from Team Vives."
“La Voz” is a production of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers (Talpa), Tim van Rongen (Talpa) and Macarena Moreno (Telemundo).
Auditions for the show's first season took place in Los Angeles and San Juan in June, and in New York City, Chicago, San Antonio and Miami in July.
Vives, Fonsi, Guzmán and Wisin have all won Latin Grammy Awards. Columbian native Vives is an actor/singer who has had numerous hit singles since the 1980s, most recently with 2015's "Nota de Amor" with Wisin, featuring Daddy Yankee; 2016's "La Bicicleta" with Shakira; and 2017's "Robarte un Beso" with Sebastián Yatra. Guzmán, a rock singer from Mexico, is best known for the 2006 hit "Volverte a Amar" and 2011's "Día de Suerte." Fonsi, a native of Puerto Rico, had a major crossover hit in 2017 with the smash "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Wisin, whose real name is Juan Luis Morera Luna, is a Puerto Rican reggaetón rapper whose biggest hit songs are "Nota de Amor," "Vacaciones" and "Escapate Conmigo."