February 05, 2012 11:53 AM by Shayla Perry
Say what you will about the format of The Voice versus FOX‘s American Idol, but don’t criticize the contestants of the NBC reality show; especially not around coach Adam Levine. In a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the outspoken Maroon 5 frontman addressed Randy Jackson‘s snide comments slamming the show and its Season 1 winner, Javier Colon. What did Randy say that got Adam so fired up?
Talking to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour back in January, Jackson said that The Voice was for “second chance people,” then went on to slam the Season 1 winner, Javier Colon, who was coached by Levine throughout the show.
“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,” Randy added.
And Levine’s response?
“Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that,” Adam told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday’s (February 3) show. “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.”
Levine went on to point out that American Idol has served as a “second chance” for Jackson, who had a very successful music career, but is now a household name because of his involvement with the show.
Tell us, are you Team Adam or Team Randy? Which show will produce the bigger talent this season, The Voice or American Idol? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.
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