*Viewers of “The Voice” may be puzzled at times as to why the judges boot contestants that appear to be far better singers than the contestants they keep around.
This question, at some point, exists for all of the various singing competition shows, but “The Voice” may be the first to offer some kind of explanation.
As season two goes into its live semi-final eliminations tonight, Cee Lo Green says he believes in judging “for what is possible,” and that aspect, according to the cat-stroking singer, makes “The Voice” the most positive of its kind on television – not just for the contestants, but for him and his fellow mentor/judges Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine as well.
“It’s more positive than anything else,” he told reporters during a recent press day for the show. “And I’m hoping that everybody appreciates the opportunity as we [judges] do, because we’re artists as well, and this is quite a vehicle for exposure and carrying on with our careers. So we can only hope the contestants share that same winning positive optimistic attitude. And if they do not, you’ll be able to see that and that may have some effect on your [judge/contestant] relationship, because it does get personal.”
Below, Cee Lo further explains how his voting decisions are based on a contestant’s promise of longevity.