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The Voice’s Juliet Simms on Finishing Second: “It Feels Like Such a Triumph”

Everyone was shocked last night when Juliet Simms was named the runner-up behind Jermaine Paul during The Voice Season 2 live show. Well, everyone except Juliet.

"Jermaine deserved every bit of it. I wanted second place," the 25-year-old rocker told Wetpaint Entertainment after the finale.

"When I looked at this whole thing to begin with, to become The Voice was kind of just out of this world for me to imagine," she explained. "But I could imagine myself in second place and that’s what I got and I’m just so happy."

For Juliet, winning was less important than the opportunity to work with the show's star-studded roster of coaches, especially Cee Lo Green. Looking back on the competition, Juliet has no regrets picking the "Forget You" singer as her mentor.

"He’s everything rock ‘n’ roll. He’s everything soul. He gets me inside and out and we were just the perfect pair for each other," she gushed.

Now that the competition is over, life will go back to normal for many of the contestants, but not Juliet. The runner-up already has plans to start recording a new song.

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"Cee Lo was up there on stage telling me that he has a track that he’s sending me and wants me to sing it, she dished. "I guess we start tomorrow."

As for her debut solo album, Juliet promises not to stray too far from what she did on The Voice — which means lots of rocking out.

"I want rock and roll, music that people want to hear on the radio, bringing back music from the past times when music was really good," she said. "I want to bring that song back to radio."

Despite all the exciting opportunities on the horizon, the end of the competition is bittersweet for Juliet. It means saying goodbye to all of the friends she made along the way, like fellow teammate Jamar Rogers, with whom she formed a special bond.

"I’m gonna miss all of this — everything, everyday getting to see all of the people behind the scenes. The band, wardrobe … the contestants, artists on the show," Juliet admitted. "This whole thing is … I can’t even believe it. It feels like such a triumph."

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05.10.2012 / 02:03 AM EDT by Carita Rizzo
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