The Maroon 5 frontman's pick, Javier Colon, was the inaugural winner of "The Voice" last year, but he parted ways with Universal Republic Records after his debut album flopped.
Bing: Javier Colon's debut
Acknowledging that the champ isn't doing as well as he had hoped, Levine claims success in the business is rare.
He tells The Daily Beast, "I think the show needs to do things better to help see it through. However, that being said, I also believe people need to understand that launching someone into the stratosphere and creating a huge success is one in a million. It's not a factory. It's not a machine. Having been in a band for however long, you release a single, and sometimes it does really well. Sometimes no one gives a s---. We're two seasons in. You've got to give us a minute. I think 'American Idol' got very lucky in having Kelly Clarkson."
Levine admits he is frustrated with Colon's struggles, adding, "It makes me sad when I see Javier isn't having the career we want him to have. I'm going to do everything I possibly can to help him. We just took him on tour in South America. I'm passionate about seeing talented people succeed.
"It would be really great if [producers] could help launch the careers of the artists after the show is over, but you know what happens when the show is over? It's time for the next season. All that being said, I do believe somebody is going to break through."
'They'...got lucky? Really...are you kidding me(?) 'They' were chosen by 3 judges who went from 'coast-to-coast' in search of raw fresh talent. I'm calling that...a 'great ear' for talent. Just my two-pennies...
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