If you’ve been watching NBC’s The Voice this season, you probably saw last weeks’ episode where a contestant on Adam Levine’s team was sick and unable to perform for her votes. Adam had only two contestants left on his team, DeAndre Nico and Reagan Strange.
When it came time for the Instant Save, with Adam Levine’s contestants Strange and Nico – both in the bottom three, Levine told viewers to cast their tweets for Strange over Nico, even though Nico performed and Strange didn’t. The result saw Nico eliminated, while fan-favorite Reagan Strange was saved without actually having to sing during the episode.
As reported by Cinemablend.com, this was upsetting for Nico’s fans. Some fans of The Voice are still furious at the show for booting contestant DeAndre Nico last week – and Monday night’s episode didn’t do anything to calm them down.
Monday night’s episode attempted to smooth things over after the controversy. “It was a strange week, but it’s over now,” Levine said, showing him and Strange Face-Timing with Nico during Monday’s rehearsal, “DeAndre’s my boy. I love him. We talked.”
Fans on Twitter had a much different take-away from the Face-Timed segment, with some viewers demanding justice for Nico, and others slamming Levine for his role in the drama.
Obviously, many people have strong opinions on this. Personally, I feel that Strange was the better singer and it is likely that Adam was just trying to keep his most viable contestant in the game. However, in hind-site, I’m sure he wishes he would have handled the situation differently.
People have already voted for contestants this week, so we’ll have to wait and see if folks have turned on Reagan Strange when votes come in tonight.