Four contestants were eliminated on "The Voice" on Tuesday, with two from Blake Shelton's team and a pair mentored by Christina Aguilera sent home from the NBC hit during the first live elimination show of the season.
Twelve took to the stage in Los Angeles from Team Christina and Team Blake, with three singers from each group getting saved by America's vote. That left six on the chopping block, and each were given a chance to sing once more to sway their coaches.
In the end, Shelton saved Jordis Unga and dropped Charlotte Sometimes and Naia Kete, while Aguilera kept Ashley De La Rosa and let go Sera Hill and Moses Stone from Christina Aguilera.
Billboard caught up with three of the newly ousted singers on "The Voice" red carpet, and rapper Moses Stone took the news in stride after his performance The Script's "Breakeven" failed to sway Aguilera.
"I came on this show, I rapped, I danced, I sung," he told us. "I feel like tonight I proved to everyone that I can do it all. That I'm the full package. You know, this is not the last that you'll hear about Moses Stone."
Sometimes, who sang the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris," called her time on the show a "great experience."
"I feel amazing inside because of all the things I've learned," she said. "What a great opportunity, really, there's nothing bad to say about it. I'm all gratitude."
Kete, who sang Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" in her last-chance performance, sounded hopeful but realistic.
"Immediately, this weekend, I'm gonna get back on the promenade and make my rent," she told us. "And hopefully use everything I learned here and keep making music. Hopefully I'll get a record deal in the future."
Speaking on the red carpet, Aguilera struck a satisfied tone when talking about the second season of the hit show, saying "I went in this year really wanting unique voices, and I think that's what I got."
Adam Levine, whose team will be up for scrutiny on Monday, told us the show's contestants never cease to surprise him. "Everybody surprises me. It's like kinda just how the show goes. Some people surprise you, some let you down."
Reporting by Phil Gallo in Los Angeles
- Reality Check