It wouldn’t be another day in Hollywood without some kind of tiff going on. The newest one is between American Idol’s Randy Jackson and The Voice’s Adam Levine over a comment the Idol judge made.
“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,” Jackson told reporters at January’s Television Critics Association press tour. Jackson went on to say that The Voice is for “second chance people” and “none of these other shows could exist without somebody fording the path before them” like Idol did.
Levine responded to these comment on Ellen DeGeneres’ show saying, “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.”
Both shows provide aspiring singers to compete to win the opportunity at a record deal and get their name out there as an artist. Past winners of American Idol include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Cook and the most recent, Scotty McCreery. The Voice’s first winner, Javier Colon, beat out Dia Frampton to claim the shows first title.
The eleventh season of American Idol has already started airing on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The Voice’s second season premiered last night, right after the Super Bowl.Tags: Adam Levine, American Idol, American Idol season 11, Randy Jackson, The Voice, The voice season 2