'The Voice' judge Adam Levine slams show's format and rants at fans during elimination
One of The Voice's best-loved coaches rebelled against the show's new format, and he did it live.
Adam Levine is Maroon 5's lead singer and host of one of the most successful talent shows ever, NBC'c The Voice. The outspoken star did not hesitate to express his opinion after the show's producers implemented some controversial changes in the way the contestants were selected, reported Popculture.com on the 18th of April 2018.
Levine's was clearly angry at having to make the decision that would see talented contestants eliminated, and he lost his temper, venting his spleen on the live audience
Up until now, viewers were given a five-minute window to vote for the contestants in danger of elimination by using their Twitter account. This way the viewers were able to decide which contestant should move on to the next show. Viewers were allowed only one vote each exercised in favor of one contestant of their choice.
In the new format, contestants get the result of the vote instantly and are eliminated in real time. There is no second day where results are announced, and no 'rescues' by special votes or second chances.
Levine felt the changes were not working and were not beneficial to the show's quality or the nurturing of the contestant's talents. He expressed the hope that producers would reinstate the show's old format.
Many fans commented on social media, and many were shocked by Levine's outburst but did agree with his evaluation of the new format. It remains to be seen how the producers of The Voice will react to the angry criticism of their star-coach and the viewers.
#TheVoice Dam Adam is pissed tonight. I dont blame him . the format is a disaster— HellooNurse (@summersash26) April 19, 2018
@NBCTheVoice I agree with Adam. This was stupid and should never be done again!— Teresa Ahrenholtz (@TeresasThoughts) April 19, 2018
Levine's fellow hosts - Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson - did not comment and have chosen to remain silent on the subject of the controversial changes.
Watched the last half hour of #TheVoice - who green-lighted the awful new elimination format? Like Adam I hope it’s gone next season. Not worth watching to see so many performers let go at once.— Bill Smith ♊️ (@billcs) April 19, 2018
Adam Levine has been a constant presence on The Voice, featuring as a host and coach for every one of the show's 14 seasons.