Saturday May 20th 2023 saw Nikos Aliagas helm an unprecedented episode of the talent show The Voice, broadcast in prime time on TF1. This was the last recorded episode before the semi-finals, which will be live on the channel from the 27th of May. 16 candidates went head-to-head in the Super Cross Battles challenge. “In each duel, one of the coaches will pick one of their talents and nominate another coach for them to compete against. The two contestants will alternate on stage to perform the song of their choice,” TF1 reported in a press release. Mika, a former coach of The Voice, made a special return for this episode, as he was the one to decide the fate of the contestants. “For this stage, the public will not be the only one with power over the future of the talents. Mika, the iconic coach of The Voice, makes his return in the red armchair as the Super Coach. He will have the power to vote for his favorite talents, and his vote will make up 10% of the final result of each Super Cross Battle,” TF1 explained. At the end of the episode, watched by an average of 3.12 million viewers, eight candidates made it through to the semi-finals, set to air on Saturday May 27th 2023. Aurelien, Micha, Arslane, Kiona, Jeremy Levif, Fanchon, Dame and Hanna will be competing to become the four finalists of The Voice 2023. Zazie was the coach who lost the most, as only one of her contestants got through to the semi-finals. On the other hand, Big Flo and Oli were delighted to see three of their talents progress. The teams of Amel Bent and Vianney will have two candidates each in the semi-finals. During the semi-finals, the talents “will perform a song of their choice, and will have the chance to sing in duet with their coach”. “Once again this year, the public will be the only one to designate the finalists among the 8 talents still in competition by choosing their 4 favorite talents, all teams included! At the end of the semi-Final, the coaches can find themselves without any talent in the final,” TF1 revealed. Therefore, the fate of the finalists of The Voice 2023 will be determined by the viewers.