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Adam Levine Talks the Importance of Contestants Making it Big After The Voice

Though The Voice is currently in the middle of a fantastic third season and filming the blind auditions for Season 4, the hit show has yet to truly launch a contestant’s career.

Both Season 1 winner, Javier Colon, and Season 2 winner, Jermaine Paul, have yet to produce any singles or albums of note, and no one is more aware of this than coach Adam Levine.

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the musician at a press conference in New York City a few weeks ago, where he talked about the importance of the show launching someone’s career.

“I think eventually The Voice is going to have to launch somebody into the stratosphere for the show to be taken seriously,” Adam admitted. “One thing I can say about [American] Idol is that Kelly Clarkson really solidified the show’s credibility and really kept the show afloat the whole time. It’s remarkable. And that doesn’t happen every day. I’m sure we can do it, we just have to re-tweak how we bridge that gap. Give us a little more time — I think we’ll get there.”

Adam also touched on the criticism that the show focuses on the four celebrity coaches.

“The show actually, to me, revolves around the talent, and our reaction to the talent,” he said. “It would be really nice to have somebody emerge from the show and have them become what we want them to become. It’s really, really difficult to make it; to exist outside of the bubble that is The Voice.”

The coach has been vocal in the past about his disappointment with winner Javier Colon’s post-Voice career, but Adam continues to remain positive and supportive of those he’s coached.

Last season’s Team Adam finalist, Tony Lucca, recently signed on to Adam’s record label, 222 Records.

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11.5.2012 / 10:39 PM EDT by Rachel McRady
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