'The Voice': Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton Make Surprising Eliminations

'The Voice': Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton Make Surprising Eliminations

The 'Fighter' songstress sends home frontrunner Jesse Campbell, as the 'Austin' hitmaker is forced to cut down Jordis Unga based on audience votes two weeks ago that placed her in the bottom three.

Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton were faced with another difficult decision when "The Voice" started off its quarterfinals. The two coaches had to send home one contestant each after watching all of their proteges performing that Monday, April 16 night.

Commenting on the new rule, the "Burlesque" star said early in the episode, "I'm really upset right now about it, because at this point I strongly believe in my team, and they're all winners to me." She went on admitting, "It's going to be super, super tough to make this decision tonight."

Blake claimed he's surprised by the twist. "I didn't see this coming," he said. "I think it's caught us all off guard a little bit. ... It sucks." Adam Levine, however, totally supported the instant elimination as saying that he would rather be in charge of who goes home rather than leaving it up to other people.

RaeLynn and Jermaine Paul were among the standouts from team Blake. Christina said the former's rendition of Jason Aldean's "She's Country" was "bada**", but the latter performance of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" was her favorite.

Blake, in return, praised Christina's protege Ashley De La Rosa who sang a rock-infused "Foolish Games" by Jewel Kilcher. The "Honey Bee" crooner praised her ongoing improvement and called Christina's decision to save her a few weeks ago was "the smartest decision that's been made this year."

When it's time to cut down the singers, Christina made a shocking decision by eliminating Jesse Campbell, who was Adam's "huge, huge favorite" to win the entire competition. Blake, meanwhile, opted to send home Jordis Unga, whom he saved during the first live rounds.

Also on the latest edition of "The Voice", Adam and his band Maroon 5 performed their single, "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa. Christina and her team delivered her hit "Fighter", while Blake and his proteges took the stage to tackle Eagles' "Heartache Tonight."

On Tuesday, April 17, Christina and Blake will send home another contestant each to get their top 2 singers.

© AceShowbiz.com



    Apr 19, 2012

    If arrogance was the type of a fault that eliminates real talent, then why is Christina Aguilar still around? One can try to tone down their arrogance, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. Personally, I just think that Cristina believes that no one can be on the show if there's a real possibility that they can sing better than she can....and Jesse certainly can!

    no longer waching
    Apr 17, 2012

    I like Christina as a performer. After her Jesse's elimination, I know now she is Brain Dead, or is afraid because Jesse can sing better then her.

    Apr 17, 2012

    I actually agree with Christina's decision. Jesse came across as arrogant("my only challenge is myself"). He was probably a pain to work with and thought he knew better than her. As Christina said, she kept those that were growing more and were more open minded...clearly Jesse was neither.

    Apr 17, 2012

    Someone needs to explain Jesse's elimination. No longer watching the show.

    Apr 17, 2012

    Please fire Christina..it was wrong of her to get rid of Jesse

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