Juliet Simms, the runner-up from Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice, released her first post-show single on Tuesday. Entitled “Wild Child,” it can be heard via SoundCloud.
The SoundCloud page itself also possibly provides more information to Voice fans looking for hints on Juliet’s post-show plans. It indicates the single is “released by Universal Republic” with a given date of December 11, 2012, suggesting that may be the date it will be available for download via services such as iTunes and Amazon MP3.
Furthermore, the use of the Universal Republic name would seem to confirm earlier speculation that Juliet struck a record deal with the label affiliated with The Voice. If this is true, it would make her the third finalist and fourth artist from Season 2 to be picked up by Universal, following winner Jermaine Paul, fourth-place finisher Chris Mann, and Team Blake’s Raelynn.
An email to Universal Republic seeking confirmation was not immediately returned.
Previously, Juliet’s Voice coach, Cee Lo Green, told reporters that he had inked her to a management contract. Her website currently displays the logo of Primary Wave Talent Management, which also lists Cee Lo on their roster.
The fourth finalist from Season 2, Team Adam’s Tony Lucca, previously signed with coach Adam Levine’s 222 Records.
To compare, Universal Republic signed three finalists and one semifinalist from Season 1 of the singing competition – winner Javier Colon, runner-up Dia Frampton, finalist Vicci Martinez, and Team Blake’s Xenia.
While Frampton and Martinez are still with Universal, Colon has since departed the label, and Xenia appears to have been dropped from their roster, as her most recent single “Hiding Places” came out last month without any mention of a label attached to it.
The Voice continues Monday at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC.
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