“The Voice” Viewers Criticize Adam Levine for Ultimately Eliminating Contestant DeAndre Nico

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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:

Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter is a freelance journalist based in Nashville. When she's not covering the latest music news or interviewing countless country artists, she can be found at a writers round listening to the best up-and-coming songwriting talent Music City has to offer.

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