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Can ‘The Voice’ Season 5 Finally Discover A Star?

The Voice - Season 5The audience of  The Voice was excited to see the show bring in new coaches, Shakira and Usher, last season.  Even with the playful banter between the rookie and veteran coaches, something just was not quite right. Without Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green the show was missing its dose of crazy.

Now that the old gang is back together for The Voice season 5, the audience is expecting more dramatics, costume changes and over-the-top diva antics that Christina and Cee Lo bring to the spinning red chairs.

With the voice of pop music back in the coaching chair, fans are hoping that The Voice may finally strike gold with finding a new music sensation.  In its past 4 seasons, the show has yet to find a winner that has been able to find success in the outside world.

Season 1 winner, Javier Colon, seemed destined for greatness as he blew away the viewers with his beautiful rendition of ‘Time After Time’ by Cyndi Lauper.  After his inevitable win, he released his album Come Through for You in late 2011 which sold a mere 9,974 units its first week. In June 2012, a year after winning The Voice, and a $100,000 contract with Universal Republic Records, he announced that he was severing ties with the label.

Jermaine Paul, Season 2 winner, also appeared to be a promising. He was co-nominated alongside Alicia Keys at the 48th Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. It has been over a year and a half since Paul was crowned The Voice winner. A debut album has yet to be released.

Season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope, was a fan favorite for the teenage viewers that were fans of her pop rock band Hey Monday.  In January 2013 she signed with country music label Republic Nashville.  Her first single, ‘Wasting All These Tears’, debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold 125,000 copies in its first week sales.  Her new album is set to be released on October 8th.

Danielle Bradbery, Season 4 winner, was a quiet girl from Texas who had never sung in front of a crowd before her blind audition.  It was not until superstars Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were eliminated that it became clear that the next Taylor Swift would be the winner.  During the live shows, Bradbery had five songs in the iTunes Top 10.  Her single ‘The Heart of Dixie’ debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay. Her album is set to be released in early November.

With Ed Sheeran and Cher set to be mentors during the show’s battle rounds, it might finally be possible to find a voice that can captivate a nation after the show wraps.


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