Carson Daly on ‘The Voice’– We Don’t Have “In-House Drama” Like ‘Idol’

Carson Daly
Carson Daly (Photo: NBC)

Judges belittling contestants on The Twitter? Backstage diva feuds? You won’t see any of that on The Voice, unlike that other singing show, says ‘Voice’ host Carson Daly.

“We don’t have that in-house drama,” he told E! Online. “We don’t produce the show with any drama. We’re not looking for that. It’s just a different environment.”

‘The Voice’ recently premiered its new season. Viewers have seemed to embrace the show’s new judges, Shakira and Usher, (unlike the fans of American Idol, who seemed to collectively hate the show’s new judges). ‘Idol’ judge Nicki Minaj has received overwhelmingly bad reviews, with reports of her diva-esque backstage behavior starting to circulate the Internet.

According to Carson, the judges of ‘The Voice’ are anything but divas.

“She’s very humble,” Carson said of Shakira. “She drove herself to work during the blind auditions.” (Hey, at least she actually showed up to the auditions! That’s better than Nicki could do, apparently!)

He also believes the drama-free atmosphere is one of the reasons that the show is attracting more and more talented people each season.

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“Just because I try to murder my co-stars doesn’t mean we have drama!”

“We’re finding better people, because they’re coming to us now as the place to get discovered,” he said.

The Ashley used to love ‘Idol,’ in fact it was her favorite reality show (and that’s saying something, as you know!) However, this season has become just nauseating and painful to watch. If it weren’t for a few of the very talented female contestants (mainly Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur, who are both amazing), The Ashley would have just given up on the show altogether. Every time Nicki comes onscreen, The Ashley has to hold herself back from hitting her TV with a frying pan!

The show is, unfortunately, sinking fast. Yesterday’s episode got the lowest ratings in the show’s eleven-year history!

4 Responses


  1. Don’t care who they bring in as coaches next season, as long as they GET RID OF CARSON DALY. He is awkward. Spouts off his lines like a robot. Can be edited out entirely, especially in the blinds and battles. don’t know how, but even the live shows might be better off without his robotic hosting.


  2. They are going to ruin this show… so much better with Usher and Shakira (and i was a skeptic when they announced new judges) Now they are bringing back Christina and Cee Lo… please reconsider. Shakira is so much funnier and doesnt’ have her boobs in your face every week and Usher is a far better coach than Cee Lo, he actually gives constructive advice instead of just calling everyone pretty girl


  3. Love The Voice. The contestants are treated respectfully as they should be. It takes a lot of guts to get up there and take that chance. And none of the wackie nut cases that Idol seems to thrive on. One contestant last night said it right “They aren’t judges, their coaches.” And I think Carson Daly is by far the best host ever. He’s so supportive of the contestants and really seems genuine.


  4. That’s one of the refreshing things about The Voice – it’s not Idol. While Nicki Minaj is entertaining, the rest of the judges are boring and they coddle the contestants way too much. The judges here are honest and their critique echoes what we hear on TV. It’s the difference between getting a great shot and being voted off because you just can’t cut it. I was telling my co-worker that I’d rather get an honest critique than be coddled because of my looks or something else that is completely irrelevant. I know that The Voice will be back for another season but perhaps it should be on once a year like Idol so we don’t have singing competition overload.

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