'The Voice' Slammed for 'Too Much Country' During Latest Episode

Junie Sihlangu
May 21, 2019
11:18 A.M.
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The season 16 first night finale of “The Voice” was dominated by members of coach Blake Shelton's team. That meant the show was filled with country music.


The duets and original songs that were sung on Monday night were mostly country music as Blake Shelton is a country musician himself. Three of the final four finalists were from Shelton’s team.

The singers were Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts, and Andrew Sevener. The fourth singer was a member of John Legend’s team, Maelyn Jarmon.


Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine's teams were eliminated earlier. Fans of the show felt that the finale had too much of the country music genre.

Even people who were actual fans of the genre felt a bit overwhelmed. A Twitter fan with the handle @BallasBallerini wrote: “Please I love Country music so much, it’s my favorite genre but this is just not it... this is so average at best #TheVoice.”


Another fan with the handle @witlocrikey added: “this whole show tonight is way too country for my taste... am i watching #TheVoice or the CMA's?” Someone named Sarah Bea noted: “This is one of the worst #thevoice finals ever - I can barely watch these boring performances, country song after country song …Can we move on to guest performances.”

A Twitter user with the handle @PhishShticks pleaded: “Please, we don't need anymore country singers. #TheVoice #VoiceFinale.” However, there were some fans that had no problem with the amount of country music played.


For the first part of the two-day finale, the singers performed a duet with their coach and a brand new song. Shelton sang "All Right Now" with Sevener, while Roberts had the opportunity to sing "Hard Workin' Man" with the coach.

Rigdon performed "Take It Easy" with Shelton while Jarmon's duet of "Unforgettable” was with Legend. Despite the backlash, chances are there’ll be more country song performers on Tuesday's season finale.


Billboard revealed that Rigdon would be performing "Hold My Hand" with Hootie & The Blowfish. Sevener will be joined by Travis Tritt to sing "T-R-O-U-B-L-E."

Roberts will perform "That's Country Bro" with Toby Keith while Jarmon will be joined by Sarah McLachlan to perform "Angel." There might be some reprise from the genre as Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers are set to perform during the finale.


“The Voice” fans don’t like being taken for granted as was the case when the singing competition shared a now-deleted tweet that teased an exciting announcement from South Korean boy band BTS and the Jonas Brothers. The post was shared before the Top 8 results were released.

A screenshot of the original Monday post read, "When the @jonasbrothers and @BTS_twt say they have a surprise...WE LISTEN!" However, excited BTS fans were disappointed when only the Jonas Brothers appeared on the promo and the Korean band wasn’t even mentioned.

“The Voice’s” part two finale will air on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.