Coming Up: It’s Carson Daly Vs. Ryan Seacrest

Feb 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Carson Daly has closed a deal to host NBC’s "The Voice," which is set to go head-to-head against Ryan Seacrest and "American Idol" in the spring, reports Deadline.com

In this article, Nellie Andreeva writes, "The show, in which contestants vie for a recording contract, is modeled after the Dutch ‘Voice of Holland,’ which is the country’s #1 talent competition show. It features four celebrity artists who each forms a team of singers that they coach throughout the competition. Contestants will be eliminated until each coach only has one team member left who will compete in the finals to be named The Voice in a live finale. Casting of the coaches is still ongoing."

Daly was the host of MTV’s "Total Request Live" for several years. He will continue to host his late-night show "Last Call with Carson Daly."

Andreeva also notes that "Daly shares the same radio background with Idol host Ryan Seacrest who both started off as DJs on Los Angeles radio stations and now have LA morning drive shows."

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