Originally Posted by mgkdragn
Is there a message Kelly is sending by picking "The Voice" .. ??
Yes. I think it is well known that her relationship with Idol hasn't been all that great since that first season. Part of this is due to the fact that Idol has continually tried to push its latest and greatest, part of it has to do with her music dealings post-Idol, and part of it has to do with her personal relationships with various Idol people (guessing she liked one Simon and didn't like the other Simon).
I also think that Idol hasn't really tried very hard to maintain relationships due to the lack of competition over the years. There weren't many other shows for these singers to appear on, and nothing at Idol's level except for America's Got Talent (summer) and Dancing with the Stars (which obviously isn't a singing show).