Adam Levine is taking some heat for comments he made Tuesday night (Dec.4) on “The Voice” which resulted in his teammate, DeAndre Nico, and Dave Fenley, a contestant on Blake Shelton’s team, to become eliminated.
Another contestant on Adam’s team, 14-year-old soul-pop singer Reagan Strange, was unable to perform due to an illness and when it came time to save one of the three contestants, Adam pulled his weight for Reagan shortly after DeAndre took the stage.
“There is 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,” Adam told DeAndre. “I can’t sing for Reagan. Reagan has to sing for Reagan, and she’s not here.”
“As much as I urge you all to vote for this man, because 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 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.”
He continued, “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 gotta 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. That’s all I can say. It’s weird.”
It was weird all right and fans on Twitter were not happy with Adam’s decision. After the final tally was in and it was revealed that DeAndre Nico and Dave Fenley were going home and Reagan was saved for next week, many were fuming. Countless viewers called for Adam to be banned from the show while others suggested possible replacements. Here’s some of their responses:
We the people would like to trade Adam Levine for Justin Timberlake on the Voice ✊🏾 thanks in advance #VoiceSaveDeAndre
— Nicole B💛🖤 (@britt_winning) December 5, 2018
#VoiceSaveDeAndre Adam Levine was totally unprofessional and his contract should not be renewed by “The Voice”! That was awful how he handled DeAndre! Kelly Clarkson tried to fix what Adam said but it had already came out of his mouth! I’m totally disgusted!
— Leila Boulard El (@ElBoulard) December 5, 2018
Shame on u Adam Levine!! U could’ve supported Reagan w/o dumping on DeAndre. He deserved to have u in his corner to back up his amazing performance. He sang his ass off & u didn’t support him at all! Epic FAIL for u as a coach!! God Bless Kelly for speaking up!!#VoiceSaveDeAndre
— Kitty Fritz (@kitty_fritz) December 5, 2018
Adam Levine how dare you throw your own teammate under the bus tonight!!!! Reagan should have been disqualified. I think you need to leave the Voice so another coach can come on there and care about their other teammates equally like the other coaches do. #VoiceSaveDeandre
— Melissa Johnson (@MelissaJohnso29) December 5, 2018
This is Bull! If u can’t compete you don’t deserveto be picked ahead of two competitors- Cute has nothing to do with it?!!?#VoiceSaveReagan
— JDubs (@Joelawilliam60) December 5, 2018
I feel so bad about Reagan and I hope she succeeds in life but I’m sorry @adamlevine that was so cruel to DeAndre. So what I’m going to say is VOTE FOR DEANDRE AND REAGAN!!! #voicesaveDeandre #VoiceSaveReagan
— Your local Ashton stan|rt pinned (@KellyAnneSTM) December 5, 2018
@NBCTheVoice Absolutely THE most unprofessional moment I have ever witnessed from a coach. Shame on Adam Levine. Wow.
— Katie Voss (@Kvoss33) December 5, 2018
— Sweet Tea (@sugarcane_tea) December 5, 2018