Did Blake Shelton take a dig at past talents? Cam Anthony could be first superstar on 'The Voice', says coach
Blake Shelton is known for telling it like it is on 'The Voice'. But even so, fans were quite surprised at Shelton's latest pulling no punches comment. After Cam Anthony's performance during the last episode of 'The Voice' Shelton said, "I've never had more people ask me about an artist on my team in 20 seasons of doing this show, man. You could be the first superstar that we launch off this show."
While some may feel that this is just Blake's way of ensuring that Team Blake gets another win this season, there could possibly be more, to what seems to be a very pointed comment from Shelton's side. The show may have recently completed 10 years, but has never produced a superstar that has reached the heights of other reality show winners like Kelly Clarkson or Jennifer Hudson.
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While it may seem like Shelton is disrespecting former contestants on the show, the shade may be cast in a different direction. Shelton and former 'The Voice' Coach Adam Levine have both criticized Universal Music Group, which partners with 'The Voice' winners for a recording contract, for not doing enough to promote the winner's careers in the past.
Shelton has taken on the Universal Music Group when it has come to contestants on Team Blake such as Todd Tilghman and Sundance Head. Shelton was particularly vocal after Sundance Head won, saying, "I hope that we can all come together- meaning us and Universal Records. This is the guy that I think can break the mold and become a star out of this show. And I give my word that I'll put my work in, and I know [Sundance] will. This guy deserves to be a star, and there's no excuses anymore. We need to make the record and put the work behind it that he deserves, to have this success that he deserves. And that has to start with Universal Records getting behind him."
Universal Music has remained silent on the issue all these years, and we wonder if Blake will be forced to repeat his appeal in Season 20 as well. To find out if Cam Anthony will in fact be the first superstar the show produces in ten years, you can tune into new episodes of 'The Voice' on Mondays and Tuesdays 8/7c on NBC.