There have been a lot of comparisons between Fox’s juggernaut ‘American Idol’ and NBC new comer ‘The Voice’ even though the two shows are actually quite different and unfortunately now the judges from both shows are starting to get in on the arguments.
Adam Levine has never been one to back away from a problem and regularly weighs in when he feels something is unjust, so when he heard about Randy Jackson’s comments towards ‘The Voice’ and it’s contestants, he couldn’t sit idle and let it go by without responding.
Jackson slammed ‘The Voice’ last month while speaking during the TCA press tour, saying that the competition is more of a ‘second chance’ show than real first time musical discoveries. He added;
“The winner of The Voice, I will remind you was an artist who had a deal at Capitol Records for several years, a failed contract.”
Levine recently sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, a former Idol judge herself, and he said that Jackson’s comments were “irresponsible” and as a musician working in the business for so many years he should understand that sometimes it takes a few kicks at the can before they can really get moving. Adam said;
“Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that, because he of anybody should know that if you’re in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances. So we love and embrace having that being part of the show.”
Do you agree with Randy and feel that ‘American Idol’ is a better show because the singers are undiscovered talent, or do you agree with Adam and think that musicians deserve more than one shot at fame and fortune? Check out the video of Adam talking about the situation on Ellen below and weigh in with your thoughts.
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