The Voice

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The Voice doesn't pay attention to the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey feud controversies over at American Idol.

So says Carson Daly, the host of NBC's singing competition show.

"We're so above the fray," Daly tells me.


"We don't have that in-house drama," he said. "We don't produce the show with any drama. We're not looking for that. It's just a different environment."

It's also diva-free. "Shakira drove herself to work!" Daly said. "She's very humble. She drove herself to work during the blind auditions."

And Daly warns us not to believe any rumors that Adam Levine and Blake Shelton hazed Shakira and Usher during their first days on set.

"If Blake or Adam are telling you that, they're crazy," he said. "They're all scared to death of her. First of all, Shakira was five months pregnant and she's Colombian. No one was messing with her—certainly not Adam or Blake. Usher is Usher and neither of those guys would have the courage to mess with him."

Daly believes aspiring singers now see The Voice as the way to fame and fortune. "We're finding better people, because they're coming to us now as the place to get discovered," he said.

Now we want to hear from you. Do you prefer The Voice over American Idol? Chime in below.

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