NBC’s ‘The Voice’: Christina Aguilera lifts up Dez Duron, slams past winners

Christina AguileraYou may or may not like Christina Aguilera as a coach on “The Voice,” but you can at least that unlike Jennifer Lopez or Steven Tyler on “American Idol,” she has no problem whatsoever when it comes to speaking her mind … even if it comes at the expense of her show’s own track record at producing successful artists.

On Tuesday night’s live results show, Aguilera lost the final member of her team in Dez Duron, and speaking after the show in an interview with Us Weekly, she spoke out about some past contestants on the show through the lens of why it really does not matter where you finish on this show, at least in comparison to using this platform as a launching pad for the rest of your career:

“[My former act] Chris Mann, prime example. Came in fourth last year. It’s like, ultimately, who’s the real winner? Who’s Javier [Colon]? Who’s Jermaine [Paul]? At this point, I think it’s all about Chris Mann, thank you!”

It is hard at the moment to dispute Christina’s point, as Mann has landed a series of performances at major holiday evens of the course of the past month, including “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” While Colon has opened for Maroon 5 on a number of shows and Paul performed his first single live earlier this fall, neither one of the two singers have really managed to succeed when it comes to platforms that have nothing to do directly with “The Voice” yet.

Dez does ultimately have a chance at a future career, especially since the final few weeks of him on the competition really allowed everyone an opportunity to see just what he is about: a soulful singer with traces of Michael Buble and other classic crooners in his voice.

Do you think that Christina has a point with this comment; and even if she is speaking the truth, is it a bad thing to remind everyone about some of the show’s underwhelming winners? In addition to sharing your thoughts below, you can also check out some more from “The Voice” results over here.

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