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Adam Levine appears on NBCs The Voice on May 28, 2013. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Adam Levine says 'I hate this country' on 'The Voice' (Video, polls)

05/29/2013 by Corinne Heller

Adam Levine said something on "The Voice" results show on Tuesday that many people found shocking and following an online backlash, the singing competition coach took to Twitter to clarify his remarks ... kind of.

During the episode, it was revealed that after a nationwide vote by fans, two out of the top 8 finalists were eliminated -- Sarah Simmons and Judith Hill. Both were on Levine's team.

It was apparent that at least one of of them would be cut, as they and coach Blake Shelton's contestant, Holly Tucker, faced elimination. Just before the results were announced, and after Levine's third contestant, Amber Carrington, was revealed as a top 6 finalist, the Maroon 5 frontman was then overheard saying: "I hate this country."

Several viewers speculated that his comments were caught on a "hot mic," meaning he was seemingly unaware his microphone was active at the time. Levine posted several Tweets on his Twitter page after the incident.

Here is what he said on Twitter, in chronological order:

  • "joke-
    1. something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or prankish act."

  • "hu-mor-less (hymr-ls)
    1. Lacking a sense of humor.
    2. Said or done without humor."

  • "light-heart-ed
    Function: adjective
    1 : free from care, anxiety, or seriousness : happy-go-lucky 2 : cheerfully optimistic."

  • "mis-un-der-stand
    Pronunciation: mi-,s-n-d-r-'stand\
    Date: 13th century
    1 : to fail to understand 2 : to interpret incorrectly.

Many people criticized Levine's remarks on "The Voice," including Fox News Radio personalityTodd Starnes.

After the singer posted his Tweets, several fans voiced their support. One Tweeted to Levine: "Adam your fans know who you are and we know it was a joke, people get bored with no drama so they like to create it."

Levine and fellow co-coaches Shakira and Usher are now all left with one finalist competing in season 4, while Blake Shelton has three. Levine was the first coach to have a contestant win "The Voice" back in season 1 in 2011, when Javier Colon took home the title. Shelton's contestants -- Jermaine Paul and Cassadee Pope -- won seasons 2 and 3.

Check out the full list of the remaining top 6 contestants of season 4:

    1. Amber Carrington (Team Adam)
    2. Michelle Chamuel (Team Usher)
    3. Sasha Allen (Team Shakira)
    4. Daniel Bradbery (Team Blake)
    5. The Swon Brothers - Zach and Colton (Team Blake)
    6. Holly Tucker (Team Blake)

Five out of the remaining six have the same strategy for winning "The Voice." (Check out their interviews with OTRC.com.)

Watch a clip from "The Voice" results show below (Adam Levine's comment can be heard at 1:14). Who do YOU think is most likely to win "The Voice"? Who will be eliminated next? Vote in our polls below.

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