American Idol To Face Challenge From NBC With Voice Of America

We might be nearly a year from the debut of X Factor, but somehow NBC managed to sneak in a brand new singing show to threaten American Idol this spring:

The [NBC] network said Monday that it will debut “The Voice of America” in the spring. Its format is based on a popular show in Holland where celebrities are paired with amateur singers in competition. The twist is that the celebrities must pick their teams based solely on hearing their voices without seeing what the contestants look like.

“Voice” certainly won’t be the only show to ever try to challenge Idol, but there’s going to be quite a pedigree behind this new show.

Mark Burnett, the father of Survivor, has teamed up with John De Mol, the father of Big Brother, to bring this reality show to life. Looks like we could have something for Nigel to be worried about, but we’ll have to wait a few more months to see.

Source: LA Times