For anyone familiar with ‘The Voice,’ the controversy regarding Adam Levine’s behavior on the December 4 show is no news, and still has repercussions.
Two members of Adam’s team were in the bottom three together with Dave Fenley from Team Blake, and Adam shamelessly fought to save Reagan Strange while practically throwing DeAndre Nico under the bus.
After his elimination from the competition, DeAndre spoke out about how he felt about his coach, Adam Levine after the whole ordeal, and said:
“It was just weird. I’m not being rude. I just felt like he sold me out… and I just don’t respect it. I’m just being honest.”
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The night DeAndre got eliminated both he and Dave sang for the Instant Save, but Reagan scuffled onto the stage in her bathrobe, too sick to sing herself to safety. Thinking back on the events that night DeAndre added:
“We did our job, sick or not. I just got over laryngitis. When I came back, I still sang. It wasn’t none of that anxiety or none of that stuff. I know that [Reagan’s] a little kid, but it’s like, ‘Man, [Adam,] you could have put some words in for me at all, like something!’”
It is likely that any praise from Adam at all could have made a difference as DeAndre only trailed Reagan by one percentage point after the Twitter vote tally.
Also surprised at how the evening turned out, Reagan told reporters after the live semifinals show on December 10, that there are no hard feelings between the two and that they get along very well as she commented:
“We get to talk all the time. After the show Tuesday night, he came up to my room, and we talked. He’s so nice, and he was like, ‘Just go out there and kill it. Kill it for me and you.'”
It must have been an awkward moment for both Reagan and DeAndre when Adam so openly rooted for Reagan that night as he said:
“As much as I urge you to vote for this man, I have a hard time right now. I have a very special relationship with Reagan, and I have two little girls at home, and the thought of breaking her heart by not urging everyone to give this girl a shot to redeem herself would be too far beneath me.”
Adam received a lot of backlash for his behavior, and in trying to blow out some flames, he may have stoked them instead. On the December 10 episode, footage got showed of Adam, DeAndre, and Reagan Facetiming and Adam added:
"It was a strange week, but it's over now. DeAndre's my boy. I love him. We talked."
Fans feel that Adam needs to admit to his wrongdoings and publicly apologize to DeAndre. As Adams failure to admit any wrongdoing to date only seem to have angered fans more.
Ironically, Reagan got eliminated, and it was all for nothing as she left Kirk Jay, Cheryl Shepherd, Kennedy Holmes, and Chris Kroeze to fight it out for the winning spot.