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DeAndre Nico of Adam Levine: ‘He sold me out’


Dave Fenley and DeAndre Nico at the end of The Voice's Tuesday results show. (NBC Photo)

Dave Fenley and DeAndre Nico at the end of The Voice’s Tuesday results show. (NBC Photo)

After his elimination from The Voice Tuesday night, DeAndre Nico posted a classy message on Instagram, saying in part that “the experience on The Voice was still a win for me.”

In that statement, he avoided mention of Adam Levine. Or the strange ending to Tuesday’s show when Adam encouraged fans to save Reagan Strange rather than DeAndre.

And made that plea on part of Reagan even though she was too “under the weather” to perform a save-me song Tuesday night.

But asked directly about the incident by his hometown TV station, 12 News Now of Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, DeAndre didn’t mince words.

“It was just weird,” he said of Adam’s end-of-show comments. “Not being rude, I just felt like he sold me out, you know? And I just don’t respect it. Just being honest.

“We did our job, sick or not,” he added, referring to himself and Dave Fenley, who also performed for the save and was eliminated. “I just got over laryngitis. And when I came back, I still sang.

“It’s wasn’t none of that anxiety or none of that stuff. I know she’s a little kid, but it’s like, man … you could have put some words in for me at all … something.”

Adam Levine has taken the brunt of the criticism for what transpired, partly because DeAndre wound up missing out on the instant save by the smallest of margins.

But fans have also been critical of The Voice for allowing Reagan to be eligible for an instant save even though she was too “under the weather” to perform.

Well, DeAndre’s likely to get a warm welcome back in his hometown today. He’ll be part of the Port Arthur Holiday Parade on Saturday.

In fact, he’s to serve as the parade’s grand marshal and receive the keys to the city from Port Arthur Mayor Derrick Freeman.

See also:
Ranking the Top 8 — and unfairness — on The Voice
The Voice reveals semifinal duet pairings
Voice Viewers say: Fire Adam Levine
How Adam Levine and Reagan Strange will fare after Tuesday’s fiasco
The Voice delivers slap in face to past contestants

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1 Comment

  1. Dennis Fant December 8, 2018 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    So much more fairness and trust. Adam needs to find a new thing it’s evident he’s confused about his responsibility to each of his members and his personal views on how much he can influence the show. The show is the voice not , I have a little girl at the house. Then when you cant perform and have to cancel a concert do to a sickness or other reasons you don’t get a save No, you give a refund.

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