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'The Voice' mentors aren't looking to find a star

BEVERLY HILLS — The mentors on "The Voice" may be superstars, but the consensus is it's not on them that the singing competition show has failed to find big stars such as themselves.

Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green and the show's host and producer Carson Daly addressed journalists at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Blake Shelton did not attend because he's on tour.

During Saturday's panel Levine said finding a star "would be really nice" but it's not the goal.

"A lot of things have to happen in order for that to take place," he said. "I think the goal of the show is to do what we can do for these amazing singers while they're on the show...I think that we all know that the lightning in a bottle you have to capture in order to be successful in this business is extraordinarily difficult. I'm not sure that that is the overall mission statement of the show."

"American Idol'" producers and judges weren't shy about wanting to crank out insta-stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Its 11th season winner Phillip Phillips has had huge radio success with songs like 'Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone." Even some finalists who haven't made a real mark in the music world like Kellie Pickler and Katharine McPhee still have name recognition and have found success in other areas. (Pickler, who is a country singer, won the most recent season of "Dancing with the Stars." McPhee had a starring role on NBC's "Smash.")


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