NBC’s The Voice, which is about to wrap up its 15th season, has been going sturdy since April 2011; however whereas the truth singing competitors has had its successes, it’s additionally hosted a handful of controversies.
The most up-to-date upset occurred simply this week after coach Adam Levine pleaded that viewers vote for his unable-to-perform contestant with out even mentioning the singer on his crew who did find yourself taking the stage.
Check out among the craziest controversies to happen on The Voice beneath.
Adam Levine's Not-So-Patriotic Comment (season four)
Thought of as a front-runner in season four, contestant Judith Hill shockingly ended up within the backside and was finally eradicated following her prime eight efficiency. Adam Levine wasn’t completely satisfied about it, saying on-air, “I hate this nation,” moments after information totally different member of his crew was secure. While he first adopted the remark with a tweet implying that he wasn't critical, he later issued a complete statement to clear up his actions. “I clearly love my nation very a lot and my feedback final night time have been made purely out of frustration," he mentioned on the time. "Being part of The Voice, I’m passionately invested in my crew and wish to see my artists succeed. Last night time’s elimination of Judith and Sarah was complicated and downright emotional for me and my feedback have been made based mostly on my private dissatisfaction with the outcomes. I’m very linked to my artists and know they’ve lengthy careers forward, no matter their end result on the present."
Not Every Vote Is Counted (season four)
Host Carson Daly got here onstage one night time of The Voice throughout season four with a consultant from Telescope (the group that processes the present’s votes) with some information for viewers: There have been inconsistencies in that week’s texting and on-line voting, in order that they have been throwing out all votes solid textual content or the Internet. Carson mentioned this wouldn’t change the outcomes: “Telescope certifies that eradicating these votes didn’t have an effect on the end result for any crew. Is that appropriate?” “That’s 100 p.c appropriate,” confirmed the Telescope consultant. This didn’t reassure followers, who remained involved that this answer wasn’t truly a good one.
Disappearing iTunes Tracks (season 6)
Season 6 The Voice winner Josh Kaufman discovered himself in the midst of a voting controversy previous to being topped the champion. The variety of downloads a contestant’s music acquired on iTunes affected the variety of votes they got. Kaufman's downside was that his efficiency single had been filed underneath the albums part (not the music part), making a “glitch” that made it tough to trace down. This resulted in Kaufman being excluded from the highest 10 most-downloaded songs checklist and would have subsequently affected the outcomes — however Daly cleared up the difficulty originally of the subsequent broadcast by saying that the iTunes votes wouldn’t depend. And simply like with season 6's controversy, he defined that the excluded votes wouldn’t have an effect on the end result. Some followers have been involved that the votes had gotten messed with — once more.
Contestants Get Triple-Montaged (season 7 & 10)
In season 7, Team Adam contestant Rebekah Samarin managed to make it to a blind audition, battle and knockout spherical. Despite this, viewers barely acquired to know her as solely temporary clips of her performances have been broadcast. This shortly sparked controversy, as Samarin was the primary contestant within the present’s historical past to make it to the third spherical but not have any of her performances aired in full. "While I’m appreciative of the expertise, I’m baffled by The Voice's blatant disregard and disrespect of my time and efforts,” she wrote on Twitter.
The same snub occurred in season 10, when one other Team Adam contestant, Katherine Ho (who most lately gained notoriety for performing Coldplay’s "Yellow" in Crazy Rich Asians), made it to spherical three but solely had items of her performances included as a part of montages. Although getting air time shouldn’t be assured, viewers felt she was being withheld from the publicity she deserved. “We don’t even know what Katherine sang!” wrote the team at information web site CarterMatt about her unaired knockout spherical efficiency, echoing the ideas of many viewers.
Adam Levine Only Asks Fans to Vote for One Team Member (season 15)
Last week, Levine urged the present’s viewers to vote for 14-year-old contestant Reagan Strange regardless that she was too sick to carry out. The downside? She was up in opposition to DeAndre Nico, who was additionally on Team Adam. After Strange was saved and Nico was eradicated, he — in addition to Twitter customers — spoke out in regards to the obvious favoritism. “I simply felt like he bought me out,” Nico instructed 12NewsNow. “I do know she's slightly child, but it surely's like, man, you could possibly've put some phrases in for me in any respect. Like, one thing.” Levine responded himself on Monday night time’s episode: “It was an odd week, but it surely’s over now. DeAndre’s my boy. I like him. We talked. It’s all good.” Although Levine’s prepared to maneuver on, some followers nonetheless aren’t shopping for his apology.