'The Voice' season 15: Fans upset by Tyke James elimination, coach Adam Levine shocked
Apart from the judges being shocked by the elimination of Tyke James, fans of 'The Voice' were furious
This week on 'The Voice' season 15, we witness two talented singers go home, SandyRedd and Tyke James. Both Redd and James were frontrunners in the show and no one expected them to get eliminated, and that included the judges themselves.
James who belongs to Team Adam was among the top contestants in his team. And, after his exceptional performance during the Top 13 was one of the most-downloaded songs that night, no one expected he would get eliminated. During his Instant Save performance, he sang Elvis Costello's 'I Wanna Go Home' and after it was announced he didn't get saved, Adam Levine revealed the competition got a little less interesting because of his departure.
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guysssss... the voice has given me sooo much. a lot of hands were touched (pictured:) & a lot of hearts. & i know a lot of you reading this probably didn’t know who i was before the voice, and i’m grateful for that. i’m grateful for my boy @adamlevine for his love and belief in me from the very beginning. i’m grateful for his friendship. i’m grateful for the dope band, the wardrobe/glam team, the producers, just ALL my PEOPLE. everyone on the show inspired me and allowed me to be myself all of the time (except laura/meredith always made me wear shoes - but that’s aside the point). guys the cameras and stuff r important, but it’s the ppl behind them just as well as the ppl in front of them that make all of this extraordinary. i’m so stoked to watch my dea frens still going this season. thank u to them, to my fans, & family. i’m very excited to show this new audience (you) what i have been working on and what i will make :) and remember: drink music & make milkshakes always !! XOXO -t
Apart from the judges being shocked by the elimination of James, fans were furious too. "We don’t need the comeback stage, Tyke would’ve moved on with all our votes," said one fan. While another added, "I wanted Tyke ! I don’t like this new set up the comeback not fair to singers that made it through the first time. I hope she loses."
Stating James had something special in his voice, his fans were not ready to let it go. "No more beach boy @tykejames_ I woke up in #SouthAfrica so heartbroken. #TheVoice #RingOfFire," one user wrote. Talking about his song being the highest in the iTunes Charts, one fan said, "I can’t believe Tyke went home. Seriously he was high on the iTunes Charts why do I even vote. What’s the deal with three in the bottom he wouldn’t have went home if the stupid comeback wasn’t in play. Sending him home was a Big Mistake."
Something is fishy. I am done with this season. Tyke was cheated, no other answer makes sense. The fans should demand they bring him back.— Michael Thurber (@thurber_michael) November 21, 2018
Throughout the show, James had some of the most notable performances. His had a very soulful voice that complemented every song he chose. Apart from being a heartthrob with his looks, he was definitely a heartthrob with his voice. This reveals why his fans are devasted that he was eliminated. "Wow..now Tyke is gone. He and Micheal Lee would have made the voice so much more interesting!!!!!!!!," added a fan.
Following his elimination, fans encouraged him not to give up and to audition for other reality competitions like American Idol. "Try audition in @AmericanIdol @tykejames_ u have a unique voice..ur still young and I'm waiting u to join in AI..not goodbye for Tyke it's hello to a new journey," said one user. Some blamed his Instant Save song choice, stating it the reason he was sent home.
Definitely was pulling for Tyke, then he came out and sang, I Wanna Go Home and set his own destiny. Bad song choice.— Pamela (@p0210w) November 22, 2018
Tyke I really like your voice but I think you had some trouble remembering the words. I did try, I voted for you. You have to keep going! You can be a star.— Kathy Carino (@dvc2007) November 21, 2018
This is surely not the end for James, because, with a voice like his, it is for sure he has much more in store.