"The Voice" has gotten a lot of flak over the years due to their lack of truly successful winner. In fact, the only contestants from the show who have had any sort of after-show success seem to have all been from Blake Shelton's team, and that seems due mostly to Blake's willingness to support his team members long after they've left the show. We're still waiting to see how successful Big Machine-backed Danielle Bradbery will end up being.
Now comes a surprising bit of news … the show doesn't actually care if they produce big stars or not, at least according to coach Adam Levine and host Carson Daly.
During the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday, coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Carson Daly previewed the new season of "The Voice" and answered questions from reporters. One of the questions addressed was the show's failure to produce a bonafide star.
Carson Daly surprised everyone by saying that the show's focus wasn't on launching a star but in helping all the contestants leave with valuable information.
That's not the main goal. There's winners on this show every day. You've got four of the biggest names in the business offering an experience. That little nugget of advice … they leave feeling like they've won.
Adam Levine went even further and called producing a superstar a fairytale.
We aim for the moon, but people don't really appreciate what it takes to get into these chairs, it takes so many elements. The immediacy of winning and becoming a huge star is a fairytale that we'd love to see happen, but it's still a fairytale.
It would be really nice if we could launch a huge star. A lot of things have to happen … The fact that it hasn't happened yet isn't a shortcoming of the show … There's been a lot of success from people on the show and been really fulfilled in a business where that's hard.
So what do you think? Do you think the lessons the coaches teach the contestants are more important than actual success once the show is over?