Cee Lo Green wants 'The Voice' to create a music star
In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, singer/songwriter and rapper Cee Lo Green interviewed legendary artist Little Richard as part of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter's "The Legacy Lounge" at the W Hotel, in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo Dan Harr / Invision / AP)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:32AM EST
PASADENA, Calif. -- "The Voice" is a ratings success for NBC, but judge Cee Lo Green says it has one more mountain to climb.
Green said Friday that "The Voice" has yet to mint a new music star from its contestants, and he'd like to be a part of changing that.
As a contrast, Fox's "American Idol" has developed stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
Green has alternated with Usher as a judge on "The Voice." He says he'd like to continue but he has other ambitions that might someday pull him away.
Green is starring in a TBS comedy series with his colleagues in the rap group Goodie Mob that is due to air later this year.