11:07 pm, February 2nd, 2012VIDEO
It looks like the rivalry between “American Idol” and “The Voice” won’t be going away anytime soon.
After Randy Jackson recently implied that “The Voice” is for failed singers who want a “second chance,” the judges on the NBC competition were none too pleased.
“Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that, because he out of anybody should know that if you’re in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances,” Adam Levine says on Friday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Jackson originally made his comments during the Television Critics Association’s Winter press tour last month.
He told reporters, “The winner of ‘The Voice,’ as I will remind you, was an artist who had a deal on Capitol for many years – a failed contract over there – so for that show it was almost like second chance people, it wasn’t like some new artist. It’s a different thing.”
During Levine’s response on “Ellen,” he points out that Jackson’s own career was given new life thanks to the hit Fox series.
“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,” Levine explains. “And he is a household name now.”
“It was an irresponsible thing to say that,” he adds.
What do you think of Jackson and Levine’s comments?
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