Umm… this is about to get real shady, real fast.
Sources are saying execs over at The Voice don't believe in Jermaine Paul because of the "similarities" he shares with last year's winner - Javier Colon.
Since Javi didn't experience wide-spread success like contestant Dia Frampton did, the execs were disappointed. And since the sources says the J & J "have a lot in common," execs fear another let down:
Javier didn’t wow anyone with his post-Voice success. Dia did better than him and sold more records, it was disappointing for Javier. And people want a success story for the Voice winner. The execs will support him publicly. But behind the scenes they’re nervous.
Ouch. Harsh! And also, REALLY assumptive! Just because Jermaine shares "similarities" with Javier doesn't mean he's the same person or even that he's gonna get the same luck. Sure, it's always possible, but we're finding this a little disappointing.
Good thing the source continues, noting the main cause of upset is the loss of contestant Juliet Simms:
They really wanted Juliet to win! She’s so good, and most of all, she’s the most marketable of the four. But the show would never contrive anything. Jermaine won fair and square.
There will be changes to the format [of Season 3]. The formula is flawed. Juliet and Jamar Rogers were two of the best and both should have been in the final four. But they were both on the same team, so it couldn’t work. That’s something they’re working on fixing for the next season.
Well okay then, that's fair. It's definitely their show, so however they wanna twerk it, twerk away!
We just hope Jermaine uses this info as motivation instead of discouragement. He can totally fly up those charts with the right team and work ethic.
Tags: dia frampton, javer colon, jermaine paul, juliet simms, the voice, winner