Cee Lo Green of NBC's The Voice will manage second place finisher and Clearwater native Juliet Simms
Juliet Simms, the Clearwater native who earned second place in last spring's cycle of NBC's singing competition The Voice, will be co-managed by her coach on the show, R&B /rap/pop star Cee Lo Green.
Simms, 26, will release her first post-voice single, Wild Child, on iTunes Dec. 11; her album is expected to drop in spring 2013.
She came within a hair of winning The Voice in May, only to land in second place behind Jermaine Paul, a former backup singer for Alicia Keys.
But Simms, who was a favorite to win throughout the show, struggled with a cold and hit the stage having never rehearsed the songs she had to sing in the show's final performances.
Despite earning a deal with Sony as a teenager, leading her area band Automatic Loveletter through three record labels and multiple appearances on the Warped Tour, Simms was below-the-radar enough to compete on NBC's show.
See a clip of Green describing why he took on co-managing Simms in the clip below.