The four remaining contestants from The Voice Season 2 hit the stage at Universal Studios in Hollywood this morning, May 3, 2012, to perform for their fans, and Wetpaint Entertainment was there to catch up with them, just days before the finale.
For front-runner Juliet Simms, who's been rocking the music biz for over a decade, Monday's competition is make or break.
Wetpaint Entertainment: How are you feeling?
Juliet Simms: Tired.
Ready for Monday?
What is the strategy for your final performance?
I want to go out there and I’m just going to throw up my heart and soul into the ground. (Laughs).
Does it feel different than any other performance night?
Yes! I mean, this is it. This is it, this is it. Like, oh my God. I can’t even believe I’m saying it. This is it.
One person is going to win and three people are going to figure out how to parlay this competition into something else. What are your thoughts on what happens after the competition?
Well, after I win (laughs), I just make a phenomenal record and tour and do this for the rest of my life.
Who’s your stiffest competition at this point?
The Mann [Chris]. I feel like he’s ridiculous. His voice is amazing. Same with Jermaine [Paul] and Tony [Lucca]. I think my stiffest competition at this point is myself, having to try to outdo last week … it’s going to be hard.
Jamar Rogers won the popular vote the week before you did. Were you surprised that there was this shift?
I was shocked! I was very shocked. Fifty percent of me thought I was going home and 50 percent of me thought I was staying, so when I walked out on stage it was either do or die.
You’ve been in this business for a decade. Is life different as a result of The Voice?
Yeah, are you kidding? Look at what I’m doing. Everything from the stage that I’m on to the people that I’m talking to, just the exposure. Everything has changed. My life has changed forever. Pretty crazy!