"The Voice" Coaches Get Candid About Why the Winners Aren't Successful After the Show

With shows like "American Idol" thrusting some of their winners into super stardom, it’s hard to believe that "The Voice" hasn’t followed suit. But, according to famous coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams, there seems to be a problem with the record label dropping the ball.

"That’s one of the frustrating things about this show is they get this record deal that sometimes there’s just not a lot of help, not a lot of direction," Shelton told toofab’s Rachel Hoffman during a press junket for season 10.

"What we need is help from the record label, Republic Records," Levine chimed in. "They don’t do a good job," he added. "They do a very bad job, and we’re trying to remedy that by lighting fires so that maybe they’ll do their jobs."

"To me, that’s a tragedy," Blake declared.


While other winners have struggled to keep the ball rolling, Jordan Smith has successfully capitalized on all the attention.

"Jordan, I see all over the place. I’m actually pleasantly surprised to see that the ball hasn’t been dropped by the record label," Adam said. "He’s doing really well, and I think that he’s going to have a record out soon. And all reports from him are very positive. He’s done the National Anthem several times at several different sporting events."

"So God bless him," he continued. "Just keep up and fight the good fight. Keep him out there."

It seems things haven’t been as smooth for Blake’s runner-up, Emily Ann Roberts.

"One of the frustrating things is I don’t know how to answer that about Emily," he said when asked about her progress. "If Emily was sitting here, she wouldn’t be able to answer either."

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This season, Christina is hoping she can win one for the other women who’ve done the show, including Gwen Stefani and Shakira.

"We’re going to win it. I’m in it to win it this time," she told us. "Break the girl curse."

"I think I have the most consistently great talent. I mean, they’re really dynamic. I think this might be the year. I’ve got to play the cards right," the pop star admitted. "I’ve been taking notes from the guys for years now. Adam came in full force. Like Season 1, he was just the ultimate salesman. Pharrell just comes in as Mr. Humble. He’s got his own strategy, which is awesome, and that works for him. And then Blake, he has that Southern drawl and dimples. But, I’m trying."

See how the talent stacks up this season when "The Voice" premieres on February 29 on NBC.

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