Cee Lo Green Including Voice Contestants on Christmas TV Special
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.05.2012
Past and current members of Team Cee Lo…
Cee Lo Green has revealed that nineteen current and former members of his team on The Voice will be joining his Christmas TV special. Green recently spoke with Billboard about the special and revealed that he had signed Season Two runner-up Juliet Simms to a management contract. Check out the highlights:
On being committed to his team: "I have truly kept my word and remained committed to everyone. I'm actually doing a Christmas special -- next week I'm filming. And so I've invited about, I think it's going to be 19 in total. All of my people are coming from Season 3 as we stand, and I'm going back to Season 1, getting Nakia, Nicci, Vicci, Jamar, Cheesa."
On the evolution of the show: "I think that's the only thing that has changed is we've grown and we've evolved over a period of time. It is so well executed and so well articulated. And even with the new additions that we've made to the system and how it runs, we even adjusted to those because they were very exciting and it kind of revitalized something that could become routine. Network television has a status quo that must be met at all times. So sometimes it can feel like a box to be in. But here, it's very lively and energetic and very liberal in the way that they allow us to be alive and advocate that organic energy there."
On trying to convince singers to pick him over the other coaches: "I'm looking for a certainty of self and I'm looking for someone to be mindful enough and present enough in their own life and career and aspiration to know exactly what they want. I kind of only want who wants me. And you can kind almost see the similarities and likeness in these different pairings. So, my group of people, they do kind of resemble me. But sometimes, something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary will happen in an artist or in a performance that everybody's compelled to get the fortune, turnaround, and everybody wants it. You have to sell it a little bit harder."