If you’ve been watching season 2 of The Voice, you are familiar with the beautiful voice of Jesse Campbell. In a surprising twist last week, the producers decided to add peculiar instant elimination to the show this season. Jesse’s coach, Christina Aguilera, in surprising move decided to eliminate him from her team.
As a fan of Jesse’s, I was floored by the decision. I think my jaw remained open for a few minutes afterwards. It was comparable to Adam Levine’s reaction, who had previous pointed to Jesse as the “man to beat” this season.
Now that the dust has settled, Jesse spoke to the Huffington Post opening about his experience on the show and what comes next. All I can say is Jesse is a kind, beautiful man for saying some positive things about Christina and her decision. In fact, he never believed he would end up as the chosen one to leave.
All I can say is I hope Jesse records some music and releases it because I’m certain others would join me in buying his album.
Here is an excerpt of the interview:
When the time came for Christina to reveal who she was saving and therefore, who would be going home, what were you thinking?
Surprisingly, I got really emotional because I’m thinking, “Wow. This part of the journey is over for someone.” And I got emotional because I was thinking we became a little family and now the family is about to be broken up. And then I said, “OK, Jesse. Get yourself together. Whomever is chosen to go home, it is for the higher spirit. So get yourself together and prepare to be supportive.” But I didn’t think that it would be me because of the favor that I’d gotten from the coaches, especially when Cee Lo said, “You’re the cat. You’re the one.” And then, to go on Jay Leno and make the comment and say that he’s “concerned about Christina’s team because that Jesse is so good.” And then for Adam to say, “He’s the one to beat.” That’s why I didn’t think that my coach, who said that she would fight for me, would send me home. I felt as though she would continue to honor her words — “I would fight for you” — and to me that wasn’t a fighting-for-me type decision. So when she said it, my heart just dropped and I was like, “Oh my god. Oh my lord!” And I was thinking, I’m going to have to leave, “What do I say?” But I just thanked everybody for the opportunity thus far.
All of the coaches turned around for you back in the blind auditions and continued to have wonderful things to say about you. After being voted off, did you have any regrets about choosing Christina?
No, I have no regrets. And I wouldn’t change anything, simply because the God that is in me led me to choose Lady Christina. I believe that everything happens for a reason. I don’t know why she chose to send me home, but I respect her as a person and as an artist. They asked her to be a coach for a reason and I do my best not to make assumptions so therefore, I don’t have any regrets. So I just have to respect whoever made the decision to change the rules and to give her that right to send someone home and it just so happened to have been me. I don’t feel as though she nor the show owes me an explanation because I signed up for a reality show and to me, reality is the unexpected.