The Voice fans took to Twitter on Tuesday to express that singing coach, Adam Levine, should be off the show after a controversy that happened earlier in the season.
Fans were outraged after DeAndre Nico from Levine’s team was eliminated during the semi-finals. After Nico’s performance, Levine made a statement asking viewers to vote for his other team member,Reagan Strange, because she was unable to perform due to being sick.
Levine urged for fans to vote for Strange instead of of Nico, “Ugh. This sucks, man. DeAndre, you’re an exquisite singer. I’m a little confused as to why you’re in the bottom. That perplexes me. I guess now constantly because it’s happened more than once. But I want to say this. There is a little, an unbelievably talented, little girl right now who is not able to fight for her position on this show, and you were fortunate enough tonight to be able to sing. And man, you sang like a champ.”
“This guy sang like a champ. So, I can’t sing, I can’t sing for Reagan. Reagan has to sing for Reagan and she’s not here,” Levine continued. “And it’s really, really hard for me not to just, as much as I urge you all to vote for this man, ‘cause he should never have been in the bottom, I don’t know if I have the heart to not tell everyone right now, I have a very, a very special relationship with Reagan. And I have two little girls at home. The thought of breaking her heart by not urging everyone to give this girl a shot, to go and redeem herself next week, would be too far beneath me.”
“So, I want you to know, I love you, I appreciate what you’ve done here tonight, and honestly, I think you should both be there. But I got to fight for my girl, and I gotta’ make sure that I represent her properly in this moment because she didn’t have a chance to use her voice tonight. So I’m going to use it for her as well as I possibly can to make sure she can make it next week. And that’s all I can say. It’s weird,” Levine concluded.
Fans on Twitter were not impressed by Levine’s statement- many think he is a horrible coach and should leave The Voice.
— Robert Anton (@SoUWanaBaSinger) December 19, 2018
I still think, even after all the drama has passed, that Adam should leave The Voice. The sour taste still hasn’t gone away. A great replacement would be Keith Urban —if we could ever get him off tour. ?#TheVoice
— Deb Stevenson (@DebStevenson888) December 19, 2018
Adam is despicable and needs to leave the show. Too late for graciously #thevoice
— pier villanueva (@piervillanueva1) December 19, 2018
#TheVoice I’ve been boycotting The Voice but I’m watching the finals tonight. Is anyone surprised that Adam Levine has no one in the finals? You think that indicates that he’s not a good coach? Just sayin’ …
— Jan Russell (@JanR6872) December 19, 2018
— David Paul (@RealDavidPau) December 19, 2018
CAN'T BELIEVE YOU AS A COACH DID WHAT YOU DID CONCERNING REAGAN AND D!!!!! YOU NEED TOO NOT BE A COACH NEXT YEAR!!!!@adamlevine #VoiceFinale
— Marian Diana Cooter (@CooterMarian) December 17, 2018
The Voice will be returning to NBC on Feb. 25 with Levine, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton as coaches. Will this controversy change things next season for Levine? We’ll see!