"I think that people respond to the show because of that we were on the chopping block after we picked whoever we had picked to kind of battle each other. And that’s kind of a nice, new, interesting twist." -- On what makes the show unique
"I don’t think you have to tell somebody that they suck when you know exactly what was wrong with the performance. When you can actually pinpoint whatever that thing is, you don’t have to go, 'That’s terrible. That sucked.' You can go, 'Here you were pitchy, and here’s why, because maybe you sang this song in the wrong key,' or you don’t have do go, 'I don’t really know why you suck.' -- On why the show's critiques aren't negative
"People who really want to make it, who never would have stood in line for any other show, came out and sought us out for Season 2. So, the level potentially of talent for season two whatever you thought of season one, this is way, way, way higher than that."
Cee Lo Green
Executive Producer Mark Burnett: "The replacement for [negativity] in this show is that when multiple buttons get pushed, and they are suddenly in a role reversal, we’ve got superstars pleading with unknown singers to join their team is, like, delicious TV, and it’s that difference that makes..."
Cee Lo Green: "Did you say delicious TV?"
"You can’t help but get really engaged in being a part of these people’s lives as their coach and their mentor and spending so much time with them. I think there’s something to be said about the fact that it’s a pretty magical thing to be a part of someone’s whole journey. You know, these are real artists. These are real people with real dreams, and you’re cradling it in your hands, and so I think we all sort of pulled a level of responsibility for that and take it very seriously."
Blake Shelton: "As a hobby, when it’s not deer season, I get drunk and write stupid s--t on Twitter."
Christina Aguilera: "See, now, double standard right there. I would get in trouble for saying something like that. He gets a room full of laughs."
"As a recording artist, I understand what’s going on with the show, me being a singer. They’re all singers. People just want to be engaged more. So me being a part of it, I feel very fortunate. Thank you, by the way, and I think it just makes a lot of sense." -- On being this season's new social media correspondent.
Ceel Lo Green and Adam Levine
Adam Levine: "Mark Burnett was a huge part of that, of making that happen. Maybe not. I don’t know. It’s impossible to go back and say had we gone another route, who knows. It’s impossible to predict what would have happened."
Cee Lo Green: "A great song is a great song."
-- On the release of Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's single, "Moves Like Jagger."
Christina Aguilera: "I’ve been on all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business at one time or another has had criticism due to a flaw in a hairstyle or and I’m always a risk taker too. I’m very confident in my body. I think my video works over the years have spoken to that."
Blake Shelton: "Hear! Hear!"
Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine
Cee Lo Green: "I will say that it’s all about love. It was all done out of love and out of peace and unity and tolerance and acceptance and all those many wonderful things that seem cliche and a little bit cheesy, you know what I’m saying, but like you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one."
Adam Levine: "You got that one right."
-- On Green's controversial lyric change during a New Year's performance of John Lennon's "Imagine"
"Success, it’s in the eyes of the beholder, and if numbers one to 25 is how you rate that, that’s fine, but the music that Javier [Colon], that Beverly [McClellan] put out, that Vicci Martinez put out, that Xenia and Dia Frampton I mean, there’s five right there of Season 1, I would take that to a music street fight any day. They are excellent records." -- On the high quality of music from The Voice alums
Carson Daly: "None of us wanted to do the show. Let’s remind everybody of that… I mean, when they came to me, it was Adam [Levine], Cee Lo Green, Blake [Shelton], Christina Aguilera, we all had jobs in the music business… Nobody was especially interested."
Adam Levine: "We were all skeptical of doing this, and I’m so happy it wound up being, and we’re all super excited about it."
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