NBC orders 'American Idol' rival
Published Mar 19 2009, 10:29 GMT | By Dan French NBC
is launching a new singing competition series similar to Fox's American Idol
, according to The Hollywood Reporter
The project, titled The Sing Off
, is billed as the first a cappella singing-style reality series.
"This is a fantastic feel-good series that viewers of all ages can enjoy," said Paul Telegdy
, executive vice president alternative at NBC and Universal Media Studios.
"To hear these singing groups re-create a popular song with only the sounds of their voices is truly amazing."
The winner will reportedly receive a Sony Music recording contract.