Christina Aguilera defends her decision to axe frontrunner Jesse Campbell, while Cee-Lo Green respects her decision although he doesn't understand it.
Christina Aguilera's controversial decision to send home Jesse Campbell was brought to discussion on the Tuesday, April 17 episode of "The Voice". Sharing his opinion, Adam Levine said, "As surprising as I was...it's not my decision. I respect it. I feel like there was definitely a lot of thought put into it on her part."
The Maroon 5 frontman went on noting, "I do think he was amazing. If he was on my team, I probably would have kept him around." Cee-Lo Green chimed in, saying that he "respects" Christina's decision even if he doesn't understand it.
Not showing any regret with the move she took, Christina explained, "I am no stranger to controversy, and I am OK with that. Look, I am fearless in the face of what I believe and I will defend every action that I make." She added, "Jesse will go on and touch people with his voice. I wish him all the best."
Host Carson Daly then announced that Chris Mann from team Christina was saved by audience's vote, leaving Ashley De La Rosa and Lindsey Paveo to sing for life. The former covered Lady GaGa's "You and I", while the latter delivered an emotional rendition of Mike Posner's "Please Don't Go".
"I really love these two girls a lot. I really believe in you," Christina mulled over her decision. She eventually chose to let go Ashley and keep Lindsey for the semifinals.
Blake Shelton, meanwhile, had to choose between RaeLynn and Erin Willett after Jermaine Paul was declared safe. "I feel sick right now," the country music crooner tweeted before watching his two proteges performing.
RaeLynn put her own spin on classic rock song "Proud Mary", which earned praise from Christina. RaeLynn sang The Band Perry's "If I Die Young", but Adam thought she should curb the inflection in her voice.
Admitting it was hard for him to make the decision, Blake said, "I love both of you and we have a bond for different reasons. This is way rougher than I thought it was going to be." It wasn't until the credits rolled that he announced to save Erin and send RaeLynn packing.
Catering the audience that night was The Wanted who sang "Chasing the Sun". Justin Bieber also made an appearance to premiere a clip from his new music video for his hit single "Boyfriend" and announce that his album will be released on June 19.
Next week, Adam and Cee-Lo will send home two contestants each to round up the semifinalists.