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Randy Jackson Backtracks on 'The Voice' Criticism, Calling It 'Great Show'

February 23, 2012 09:09:05 GMT

Clarifying his previous comment that 'Voice' is a second-chance place, the 'American Idol' judge explains, 'You can have as many [chances to succeed] as you want.'


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Randy Jackson is seemingly ready to raise white flag in the war of words with "The Voice" camp. After dissing the NBC reality singing competition for featuring singers who failed in their previous attempts to enter music industry, the "American Idol" judge claimed he meant "no disrespect" with his previous comments.

"I think The Voice is a great show," he said when appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday, February 22. Clarifying his comment that "Voice" is a competition for "second chance people", the 55-year-old record producer explained, "You can have as many [chances to succeed] as you want. I'm saying the difference is [that Idol features] new people."

The executive producer for MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" went on adding, "Because the first thing that goes into my mind if you have had three or four [prior opportunities to make it in the industry] is that there is something that you're missing that you don't quite know yet. People have tried to discover you but it didn't happen."

While Randy has tried to make amend of his past comment, the "Voice" coach Adam Levine apparently is not ready to put aside the clash. Speaking in a recent radio interview with Howard Stern, the Maroon 5 member thought Randy should appreciate the fact that reality shows like "Voice" offer continued chances at fame, arguing, "Randy Jackson of all people should get it considering American Idol was his second chance."

Earlier this month, Adam had commented on the same matter when appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. "Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that," he shot back at the Grammy-winning producer. "Because he, out of anybody, should know that if you're in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances... And he is a household name now. It was an irresponsible thing to say that."

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