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NBC Working on New Singing Competition Show, With Former Boy Band Member as Host THR

NBC, which is moving ahead with plans for a new singing competition series, has lined up a familiar music competition figure as host. Nick Lachey, who rose to fame as a member of the boy band 98 Degrees, will host the upcoming series "The Winner Is," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lachey is the former host of “The Sing-Off.”

In the new show, singers of all ages will be pitted against each other in competitive singing challenges with a studio audience determining the winner.

In a statement, NBC’s Paul Telegdy, programming president for alternative and late-night, said: "Nick is a versatile, seasoned host, and we are thrilled to be working him. With Nick at the helm on air and an original format from Talpa that includes surprising and competitive twists, viewers are sure to be immersed and entertained."

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