A tu vera (TV show) - A tu vera (programa de televisión)
|By your side|
|Presented by|| Vicky Martín Berrocal (2009–2010, 2013) |
replacement Belinda Washington (2009)
Alicia Senovilla (2011–2012, 2014-present)
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||162|
|Duration||240 minutes (approx.)|
|Producing company (s)||
Europroducciones (2009-2014) |
|Broadcast medium||Castilla-La Mancha Media TV|
Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (1-11) |
Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. (12-noon)
|Release date||February 15, 2009|
|Official Web site|
A tu vera is a musical contest dedicated to the interpretation of Spanish song and copla broadcast in Castilla-La Mancha by Castilla-La Mancha Media Televisión on Sundays at 22:00. The space is an adaptation of the Andalusian talent show It is called copla from Canal Sur Televisión . It is one of the oldest programs on Castilla-La Mancha Televisión , it began broadcasting on February 15, 2009 and after more than 9 editions it continues to be one of the benchmark programs on Sunday nights in Castilla-La Mancha . Season 12 was broadcast on Saturday night.
Each of the 10 editions of the program has different mechanical characteristics, although they all share a basic structure. The contestants each interpret a couplet accompanied by a live orchestra. Once they finish their performance, they are evaluated by the jury. Once all the contestants have interpreted their performance, a classification is made according to the evaluation of the jury.
Afterwards, the public's votes are counted to reveal which of the contestants is the favorite of the viewers through calls and text messages. It is also broadcast which are the three contestants least supported by the spectators. The audience's favorite contestant saves one of the three contestants least voted by viewers from the final challenge , while the jury decides who the other contestant is saved.
The contestant not saved must fight for their permanence in the challenge. It will duel against an outside candidate. They will sing the same verse, on piano, half theme. The jury will decide the winner of the challenge. The winner will be a contestant. The loser will definitely leave.
PECULIARITIES OF EACH EDITION
In the first two editions (2009-2010), each of the members of the jury gave a score to the contestant's performance, ranging from 0 to 10. The system was similar to that used in It's called Copla. A ranking was prepared that mixed the jury's scores (maximum 40 points) and the votes of the public. The last three contestants were in the danger zone. The favorite saved one of them, and the challenger of the night chose a rival for the challenge between the other two. Sometimes variants were introduced: the favorite of the night could change one of the contestants convicted by one of the saved
In the third and fourth edition (2011-2012), the numerical scoring system changed to the color system. Each member of the jury assigned a color to the contestant's performance, green being the positive color and red, the negative color, depending on whether or not the members of the table liked the musical number. If a contestant got green from everyone at the table, they were automatically saved until the following week. If a contestant obtained a full red, he became a candidate for the challenge. If a contestant obtained a mixed score (any combination that mixed reds and greens), they were exposed to public votes. The area of candidates for the challenge was made up of all the contestants with a full red, plus the contestants least voted by the audience who had obtained a mixed score. Total, 4 definitive candidates. The favorite of the night saved one. The jury, to another. In the end, there were 2 candidates left.
In the third edition, the challenger of the night chose a rival between the two that remained. In the fourth edition, the two remaining contestants challenged each other in the final challenge, and the loser faced a new challenger at the start of the next program. Thus was born the "initial challenge", a custom that lasted in later editions.
In the fifth edition (2013) there was a radical change in the mechanics. The color system and public voting disappeared, because the galas were not broadcast live. Only the semifinal and the final of that edition were broadcast live, and therefore, they had televoting. The rest of the galas were developed by decisions of the jury.
During the first weeks of the competition, the competition was developed through a system of piano challenges, one against one. There were 14 participants (7 battles every night). The winners of each challenge were automatically saved until the following week. Of the 7 losing contestants, 5 of them were saved by different decisions of the favorite of the night, the jury and the repetition of the performance. The other two submitted to the final challenge, one of them being eliminated
When there were 9 contestants left in the competition, they were divided into three teams of three people each. Each group was led by a former contestant from A tu vera (María Rubí, Juan Jumilla and Olga Romero), who became proxies, who, in addition to captaining and managing their teams, also served as a jury, scoring the performances of the contestants from the other teams. The scores of the authorized jurors were joined with those of the ordinary jury (Carlos Vargas and Marían Conde), being the only time that the teacher Rafael Rabay did not participate
As of that week, the orchestra, the figure of the challenger and the numerical scoring system of the first two editions were recovered. Choirs and group songs, for the first time in the format, played an important role in the development of the program. Each contestant received two scores: one for their individual performance and one for their team performance. At the end of the night, both scores were added (maximum: 80 points). Proxies participated in the team's performance and the score was common to all members of the team. The contestants with the lowest numerical score were in the danger zone. They could be saved by the favorite and the jury until there were 2. The latter two challenged each other in the final challenge, and the loser had to submit to the initial challenge of the following program against an outside challenger.
In the sixth edition (2014), the system changed again. For the first time in the history of the format, the jury was limited to commenting on the performance, without issuing verdicts. Decisions weren't made until the end of the night, when all the contestants had performed. The jury shielded 4 contestants, who were automatically saved until the following week. Of the 4 contestants positively pointed out by the jury, the one most voted by the audience became the favorite of the night. The other 6 were in the danger zone
The favorite of the night had to convict 4 contestants of the 6. The jury also had to convict 4 contestants of the 6. This process was carried out in secret. The jury did not know the 4 names of the favorite, nor the favorite the 4 names of the jury. All those contestants who were marked on the two lists (jury and favorite) became a candidate for the challenge. If one of the contestants was on a list or none, he was saved. Therefore, the number of challenge candidates could vary each week. The jury and the audience could save until there were 2 left, who challenged each other in the final challenge. The loser had to submit to the initial challenge with a new challenger at the start of the gala the following week
In A tu vera 7 (2015), A tu vera 8 (2016) and A tu vera 9 (2016-2017) the color scoring system (red and green) returned, with some nuances.
If a contestant received a red from each of the members of the jury (full red), the contestant had to occupy "The Red Chair", as a punishment. The red chair led automatically to the final challenge of the night. If a contestant obtained a full red, and there was already another contestant occupying the chair, the competition was stopped and a challenge was held between the two contestants with a full red (red chair challenge). The loser stayed in the red chair, and the winner was in the danger zone, under the protection of the final decision of the public. The contestant who was left in the red chair at the end of the night became a challenger.
In A tu vera 8 (2016), the red chair could hide an ex-contestant from a previous edition. This had to be challenged with a contestant in full red, having the possibility of returning to the competition, being a regular contestant, and even winning the program
If a contestant receives a green from each of the members of the jury (full green), the contestant will be automatically saved until the following week. In a tu vera 9 (2016-2017), in addition, he happened to occupy the green chair, with the privilege of being able to save a contestant from going to the red chair.
If he made this save, the contestant with full green had to leave the chair. If he did not do it, and throughout the gala another contestant obtained a full green, he also had to leave the chair to make way for the new contestant. If he did not save, and no other contestant got full green, the contestant in the green chair got a joker that allowed him to change a red color to a green one in the following weeks
If a contestant gets a mixed score (red and green mix) or wins a red chair challenge after getting full red, they are in the danger zone. At the end of the night, the 3 lowest-rated contestants from the danger zone became candidates for the challenge. The favorite of the night saved one. The jury to another. The one who remained challenged himself with the contestant in the red chair. The loser of this final challenge had to compete with the challenger at the start of the next win.
In A tu vera 9 (2016-2017), the future of the contest was determined by a message that came through a fan. The content of the fan affected the mechanics of the contest: thematic galas, final challenge with direct expulsion, team competition, scoring based on full reds or full green (no mixed scores). Sometimes the fan did not carry a message and the mechanics followed in a regular way
In A tu vera 10 (2017-2018), the roster of artists was made up of 10 former contestants from previous editions who obtained a good position in the contest (winners and finalists)
In the first gala, the contestants were grouped in pairs. 5 challenges were held, one against one. The winners of each challenge moved to the top row. The losers of each challenge moved to the lower row of seats.
In each gala the contestants fight to win or keep the seats in the upper row, which is the one that leads to the final phase of the contest at the end of the gala 10
The scoring system follows the color mechanics of previous editions, but with the exception that there is no mixed scoring. There is only full green or full red. Any mixed score (mix of greens and reds) will automatically become full red.
Top row contestants who get green will automatically be saved until the following week.
The contestants in the top row who get red will have to challenge themselves with the contestants who got green in the bottom row. The winner of that challenge will move to the top row and will be saved. The loser will occupy the bottom row and will be in the danger zone.
The contestants from the bottom row who obtain red will not have the possibility of challenging each other to go up to the top row and will be in the danger zone. If there are more green spots in the lower part than in the upper part, the contestants least voted by the public in the lower row will not be able to challenge themselves either, and will be in the danger zone.
The contestants most voted by the public in the bottom row will have the privilege of choosing their rival and subject for the promotion challenge
The 5 contestants who remain in the lower area after finishing the gala will become candidates for the challenge. One of them will be saved by the favorite. Another for the audience. Another for the jury. The remaining two will duel in the final challenge. The loser will go to the initial challenge the following week, in which there may be an anonymous contestant or another former contestant from another edition
At Gala 10, all contestants from the top row and two from the bottom row became finalists. Although in principle it was not planned to give places to the contestants in the bottom row, due to the proximity of the Christmas holidays, the program management granted as a gift that two contestants from the bottom row became finalists. The first of these contestants was selected by the public. The second was chosen after winning a knockout challenge phase among the contestants in the bottom row
In A tu vera 11 (2018-2019), the roster of contestants recovered the essence of the first nine editions (anonymous singers, unknown to the Castilian-La Mancha public). The main novelty of this edition was the inclusion of three red chairs, instead of one.
During the first five weeks of competition, the three members of the jury had to agree to emit a single color (red or green) for the performance of the contestants. After reaching a consensus, the contestant valued with green color was saved until the end of the night. If a contestant got red, they had to occupy one of the three red chairs. Each red chair was assigned to a member of the jury (Chair 1: Rabay, Chair 2: Charo Reina, Chair 3: Pepe el Marismeño). If a contestant receives the color red after finishing their performance, they must choose a chair. So until all three chairs are occupied. If a contestant gets a red when all three chairs are occupied, they must choose a chair and challenge the contestant who is sitting in this chair. The member of the jury assigned to each chair will be in charge of deciding the outcome of the challenge, regardless of the opinion of the other two members. The contestant who wins the challenge will be saved until the end of the night, and the loser will remain seated in the red chair.
At the end of the night, the three contestants who are seated in a red chair will become challengers. The fourth candidate for the challenge will be the contestant least voted by the audience of the saved group. The contestant most voted by the public of the saved group will become the favorite of the night and will save one of the candidates for the challenge. The contestant most voted by the audience of the group of candidates for the challenge, will be the second saved. The other two contestants who have not been saved will be submitted to the final challenge. The winner will be saved. And the loser will submit to the initial challenge the following week
As of gala 6, the mechanics changed. Results were not released until after the last contestant to speak that night had finished. The jury had to distribute three greens and three reds among the ten contestants. The 3 contestants with green, were saved until the end of the night. The 3 contestants with red, happened to occupy the red chairs. The other four contestants who had obtained neither green nor red, had to repeat the performance. After the performance, the jury had to agree to assign a color. Green means salvation. The red one, supposes having to celebrate a challenge of red chairs. At the end of all the repeated performances, the mechanics of the first five galas are followed when condemning the fourth candidate to the challenge,
Color scoring disappeared in A tu vera 12 (2020-2021). In this edition, the contestants were divided into two teams: novices (young people of 20 years) and veterans (older than 30 years). In each gala there were 5 challenges that faced a newcomer against a veteran. Each battle was limited to a theme (which could be a subgenre, an interpreter or even songs that went outside the genre of the copla and were close to modern Spanish song). However, although two participants were challenge rivals, each of them played a different couplet to the orchestra. The winning contestant of each challenge added 1 point to their team. The loser, did not add anything. At the end of the 10 performances there was a choral challenge that was worth 2 points.
The team that accumulated the most points between the challenges and the choir, was proclaimed the winner of the night. Members of the losing team automatically became candidates for the challenge. Of the five proposed for the final challenge, one would be saved by the audience, another by the jury, and a third, by the winning team. Of the two that remain, the one less voted by the public will become a challenger, and will face the candidate from the open casting.
At this point in the contest, challengers from abroad stop entering, and the contestants in the competition eliminate each other. The program follows the usual mechanics of each edition, with the exception that the last two contestants of the night are candidates for the final challenge. In this challenge, there is a winner, who has the possibility to continue in the competition, and a loser, who will be eliminated permanently without being able to be replaced by a challenger from outside. Each week, the number of contestants in competition will be reduced, from 10, in the first week of the elimination phase, to 5, who are the contestants of the final win, except in A tu vera 6 (2014), which were six finalists .
In A tu vera 5 (2013) there was no knockout phase. In the semifinal gala, the 9 official contestants fought for 6 places in the final. Being grouped by teams, one contestant from each team had to be eliminated.
In A tu vera 10 (2017-2018) the elimination phase was reduced to 7 contestants and 2 galas. In these two galas the red chair from previous editions was recovered. The pass from one gala to another was obtained by televoting, decision of the jury and challenges of salvation. The contestant in the red chair faced the loser of the salvation challenges in the final challenge, one of them being permanently eliminated
All the final winners of A tu vera are divided into two parts:
-In the first, each contestant sings their individual song, like a normal night. It is evaluated by the jury (number system or color system, depending on the edition) and receives votes from the public. In this phase you do not fight to win the prize, but to try to sing as late as possible in the next phase. The contestant most voted by the public and the contestants best valued by the jury (either by numerical score or full green) will have the privilege of not participating in the first challenges of the next phase. The contestant with the fewest votes from the public will be the first to start challenging themselves, and therefore will have the most difficult path to win the contest.
-In the second phase, the eliminatory challenges begin. The contestant with the fewest votes from the public must choose a challenge partner, among the contestants who have not had privileges in the previous phase. The loser of the challenge will be permanently eliminated from the contest, and will not be eligible for victory. The winner will be able to continue choosing the final prize, and must choose a new partner among those who remain to challenge himself again, and repeat the procedure. The two contestants who survive will star in the final challenge. The system is similar to the one used in It's called Copla
The challenges consist of interpreting half a couplet, in an orchestra, with songs already sung throughout the edition, except for the great final challenge which is a complete couplet. In A tu vera 1 (2009) the winner of each challenge was decided by the public. In A tu vera 2, 3 y 4 (2010-2012), the winner of each challenge was decided by the jury, including the grand final challenge. As of A tu vera 5 (2013-present), a mixed mechanism was chosen, which lasts until today: the jury is in charge of deciding all the challenges prior to the end, while the audience decides the winner of the final Grand Challenge , and therefore, the winner of the edition
In a Tu vera 5 (2013), being the team competition, the mechanics were different. Two members of each team (in total 6 contestants) reached the final. Through an initial challenge between the two team members, the jury decided the winner of each group, who would go directly to the challenge phase. The three losers were to sing a choir with their captain. The winner of the choir was re-caught for the challenge phase, which kept the mechanics of all editions
In the first two seasons, A tu vera was co-produced by CMM TV and 7RM . The space has always been created from studio 3 of Castilla-La Mancha Televisión in Toledo. Between 2009 and 2010, its presenter was Vicky Martín Berrocal. As of 2011, CMT was in charge of producing the copla program alone and took the opportunity to renew the set and sign Alicia Senovilla to host the format.
Due to the reduction of CMMedia's budget by five million in 2013, the show reduced the number of galas from 22 to 13. This season was the only season in which galas were filmed days before to reduce costs. Vicky Martín Berrocal was in charge of the presentation tasks during this edition.
In 2014, due to the drop in audience of the format in 2013, the live galas were recovered and Vicky Martín Berrocal would once again be replaced by Alicia Senovilla.
On the occasion of the premiere of the seventh season, A tu vera once again renewed its set and jury that recovered Hilario López Millán and signed the singer Pilar Boyero.
In the eighth season, the singer Merche joined the jury.
In the ninth edition, the jury was renewed with the arrival of the singers Rosario Mohedano and Erika Leiva, who participated in the first edition of the popular talent "Se llama copla".
In the tenth edition, the best contestants from all the editions of A tu vera participated. Hilario López Millán returned to the jury, and the singer Lorena Gómez, participant of Operación Triunfo 2006 and Tu cara me suena 5, and jury of A tu vera Mini joined
In the eleventh edition, the jury recovered Pepe el Marismeño (who had already performed that work in A tu vera 4), and the singer Charo Reina, who in the previous edition had participated in some galas as a substitute for Lorena.
In the twelfth season, the singer Melody joined the jury.
- Fixed presenter
- Substitute presenter (in 1 or more galas)
|Vicky Martin Berrocal|
|Hilario López Millán|
|Pepe "the Marismeño"|
|Carlos Vargas placeholder image|
|1||22||February 15 , 2009||July 12 , 2009||Maribel castillo||
Rafael Rabay |
|2||22||February 21 , 2010||July 18 , 2010||Rocío Duran||
Rafael Rabay |
Hilario López Millán
|3||22||January 23 , 2011||June 19 , 2011||Angel Garcia||
Rafael Rabay |
Hilario López Millán
|4||22||November 6 , 2011||April 15 , 2012||Alicia Blazquez||
Rafael Rabay |
Pepe "el Marismeño"
|5||17||February 17 , 2013||June 9 , 2013||Veronica Lozano|| |
|6||15||February 16 , 2014||May 25 , 2014||Nayara Wood||
Rafael Rabay |
|7||14||February 15 , 2015||May 10 , 2015||Ana Najera||
Rafael Rabay |
Hilario López Millán
|8||14||January 17 , 2016||April 24 , 2016||Natalia Moralo||
Rafael Rabay |
Hilario López Millán
|9||14||October 9 , 2016||January 22 , 2017||Lidia gomez||
Rafael Rabay |
|10||14||October 8 , 2017||Jan 21 , 2018||Ana Najera||
Rafael Rabay |
Hilario López Millán
|11||13||Oct 28 , 2018||Jan 20 , 2019||Alvaro Montes||
Rafael Rabay |
Pepe "El Marismeño"
|12||13||October 17 , 2020||2021||
Rafael Rabay |
Pepe "El Marismeño"
|1st Edition||22||February 15, 2009||17,4% / 100.200|
|2nd Edition||22||February 21, 2010||16,5% / 100.000|
|3rd Edition||22||January 23, 2011||14% /78.000|
|4th Edition||22||November 6, 2011||13,4% / 80.000|
|5th Edition||17||February 17, 2013||8% / 52.000|
|6th Edition||15||February 16, 2014||8,8% / 80.000|
|7th Edition||14||February 15, 2015|
|8th Edition||14||January 17, 2016|
|9th Edition||14||October 9, 2016|
|10th Edition||14||October 8, 2017||9,6%/48.000|
|11th Edition||13||Oct 28, 2018|
|12th Edition||13||October 17, 2020|
Final gala hearing
|1st Edition||22||July 12, 2009||22,4% / 95.000|
|2nd Edition||22||July 18, 2010||18,8% / 100.000|
|3rd Edition||22||June 19, 2011||22,2% /101.000|
|4th Edition||22||April 15, 2012||16% / 100.000|
|5th Edition||17||June 9, 2013||10,7% /75.000|
|6th Edition||15||May 25, 2014||% /|
|7th Edition||14||May 10, 2015||%/|
|8th Edition||14||April 24, 2016||10,1%/ 61.000|
|9th Edition||14||January 22, 2017||9,1%/ 51.000|
|10th Edition||14||Jan 21, 2018||12,8%/ 67.000|
|11th Edition||13||January 20, 2018||12,2%/ 62.000|