Just in case there were not enough singing shows on TV (or even on NBC), there is now another one potentially coming up here tentatively titled “The Winner Is.” Not only that, but this would should feel extra familiar given that the host here is someone who stood in front of the camera for three seasons on “The Sing-Off.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick Lachey has officially signed on now to be the host for the show, which comes from some producers from “The Voice” and has a twist that is similar to the Battle Rounds (which is ironically one of the weakest parts of the show). Two contestants come on stage to perform against each other, and they do so in front of a celebrity judge and a studio audience. Here is the kicker: if a performer feels like they have done a terrible job compared to the other singer, they can opt to take cash and go home rather than wait on a verdict. If not, the winner selected for the round will advance, and the other person will leave with nothing. The last person left standing on the show will win a prize valued at $1 million.
The show has a little bit of promise only in that a million bucks should be an interesting motivator, and these contestants aren’t really competing so much for a record deal or any sort of major career in the music business. They just want money, but what’s to stop some ringer contestant from just coming on here and slaying every single contestant week after week?
What do you think about this show: will Lachey will what is a ho-hum premise, or do you think this is just doomed to fail to begin with as yet another singing show on the market? We want to hear your thoughts below, and be sure to read our take on the top six on “The Voice” over here.