3 MAY 2024

S4C to broadcast Welsh language version of "The Voice" in 2025

The program will be produced by Boom Cymru, part of ITV Studios, and will feature international opera singer Sir Bryn Terfel as one of the four Coaches.

3 MAY 2024

"Y Llais”

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S4C will broadcast a Welsh language version of the global, multi award-winning hit TV series "The Voice", that will be produced by Boom Cymru, part of ITV Studios, and will air in 2025. "Y Llais" (8x90') as it is called in Welsh, will feature international opera singer Sir Bryn Terfel as one of the four Coaches from different musical backgrounds and will be available to watch on S4C, S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer.

Sir Bryn Terfel said: "It's great that the Land of Song is getting its own special version of the 'The Voice' series - what better way to discover the next big star?. This is the perfect opportunity to make your dream come true, to perform on S4C, and to be part of the most exciting series on television."

"Y Llais" will be presented by BBC Radio 1 presenter Sian Eleri who said “I’m delighted to be presenting one of the biggest shows in the world that is dedicated to finding and championing new, emerging talent. For it to be happening on home soil with S4C is next level! Bring on those rotating chairs!"

Geraint Evans S4C’s Interim Chief Content Officer said: “We are thrilled to be developing a Welsh language version of such an incredibly successful international brand. As we aim to attract a wider and more diverse audience, "Y Llais" will be a fantastic spectacle which will generate widespread interest and appeal. It will be a pleasure to have opera star Sir Bryn Terfel sitting in one of the famous red chairs. As a nation we have produced some of the most successful singers in the world, and with this format we’re looking forward to discovering the next big voice from Wales.”

Nia Thomas, Boom Cymru Managing Director said: “'The Voice' is an iconic global vocal competition, and the perfect platform to discover a magical voice from Wales. It’s a privilege to be working with Sir Bryn Terfel, and to be creating the 75th adaptation of this incredibly popular format for S4C. We encourage every aspiring singer here in Wales to apply for 'Y Llais' so that we can shine a light on their talent and help them achieve their dreams.”

S4C’s Welsh language version is the 75th adaptation of the original format of "The Voice", making it the biggest and most successful format brand in the non-scripted global marketplace to date. Together with its six spin-off versions, the ITV Studios format was named by K7 Media last month as Franchise of the Year, as well as the format with the highest number of active versions in 2023.