does she really need a show like "the voice" to get her solo career off and running?? it's not like she doesn't have a resume and some talent to represent her ownself to get a label or contract. .personally i wouldn't want to get known because i won, or came in 2nd/3rd place on something like the voice/american idol cuz i think it cheapens it in many ways. .maybe this is just me because i don't take these shows too seriously or consider to be all that legit. .
Pretty sure she was already a solo artist on a label after Hey Monday and made an EP which didn't really help her elevate her career at all. Because of that, she joined the Voice in an attempt to gain more publicity/fans/sucess.