Ouch! Sounds like he is throwing down a challenge!
In two weeks, Cee Lo Green will widen his fan base even further with the premiere of The Voice, NBC's latest reality show in which Cee Lo and other judges, including Christina Aguilera, will find the next big musical star simply by listening to their singing voices. The concept of "blind auditioning" is really what sets this show apart from others like it and Cee Lo reveals he thinks his show will debut strong and blow its competition out of the water!
In fact, he feels so strongly that The Voice will succeed that he turned down an offer from Simon Cowell to judge on The X Factor! He explained that he was simply "unfamiliar with the concept of The X Factor" and found the platform of The Voice much more appealing. He then added:
"I knew the name and I knew the parties involved, but as an enterprise, I didn't know what made it distinctive enough. Quite honestly, I felt like 'American Idol' and these other entities had run their course."
Whoa! Bold statement, especially considering the buzz for the new X Factor right now is palpable and people really seem to be warming up to Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on Idol. Still, he might have a point.
Not one that we fully agree with, mind you, but we are looking forward to seeing how The Voice will fair against the more seasoned Idol!
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