“The winner of The Voice [Javier Colon], as I will remind you,” Randy told reporters in Pasadena, “was an artist that had a deal at Capitol Records for many years, a failed contract. So it’s almost like that show, it was almost like second-chance people. It wasn’t like some new artist."
Adam, who will be coaching a new batch of contestants on The Voice beginning on Sunday, February 5 after the Super Bowl, isn't taking the commentary lightly.
“Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that,” Levine said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday.
“Because he, out of anybody, should know that if you’re in this business you need second, third, fourth, and fifth chances. So we love and embrace that being part of the show.”
“You know, God bless Randy,” Levine continued admits the boisterous applause. “He was a working musician for a long time and had a lot of success, and then the show Idol kind of blew him out of the water. And he is a household name now. It was an irresponsible thing to say that.”
What do you think? Was Randy out of line, or is Adam being too sensitive?