It’s hard to believe that tonight the fifth season of The Voice will premiere, and we’ll see the start of a long journey for dozens of aspiring singers as the coaches begin to form their teams. This season, original coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green are back, and they’re both looking for their first win on the show. Meanwhile, Blake Shelton (three time winner) and Adam Levine (Season 1 winner) will continue their run on the show.
The Voice has been criticized for failing to immediately create superstars, but the show’s four previous winners have had at least some success following the show. Check out where they are now:
After becoming the show’s first winner (on Team Adam) in June 2011, Javier released the album Come Through For You on Universal Records five months later. Despite a single featuring Natasha Bedingfield, the album didn’t garner much attention. He eventually parted ways with Universal, claiming that the label didn’t support his record. The singer is currently looking for another label to work with.
Jermaine became Blake’s first winner when he took home the title in Season 2. He performed his first post-Voice single “I Believe In This Life” during a visit back to the show in November 2012, and although his album was supposed to be released in early 2013, we’re still waiting. The date on the official release is still pending.
As a frontrunner from the beginning of Season 3, it was no surprise when Cassadee became the first female winner of the show, giving Blake his second win. She was crowned the winner in December 2012, and released her single “Wasting All These Tears” a few months later. The former Hey Monday singer then embarked on a summer tour opening up for the Rascal Flatts. Her album Frame by Frame is set for release in October.
At 16, Danielle became the youngest winner of The Voice, and made Blake a 3-peat title holder. In July, just one month after she won the show and was signed to Big Machine Records, she released her first single “Heart of Dixie.” She’s already performed multiple songs from her upcoming album, which is slated for a November release.