The Voice of Switzerland
On 26 January 2013, SRF launched the mega show "The Voice of Switzerland". The best singing talents from across Switzerland competed against each other in this globally proven casting format. Coaches were Philipp Fankhauser, Marc Sway, Stress and Stefanie Heinzmann, four of the most accomplished artists of Switzerland.
Over 100 talents made it to the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen for the "blind auditions". Accompanied by a five-piece live band, they thrilled both the live audience in the arena and the viewing audience in front of their televisions. During each of the six blind auditions, the four coaches had to put together a team of 10 singers. In three battle rounds each coach's team had to compete in five vocal duels against the other teams. Hundreds of thousands of spectators watched live, as the very pregnant Nicole Bernegger was able to win the all-woman Finale against three competitors from Ticino and the French-speaking western part of Switzerland.
The 2nd series premiered 22 February 2014 - again with excellent audience ratings. The opening show achieved 32,9 % of the target audience.