The Voice 2012 instant eliminations, Carson Daly says it was a shock to the system. Everybody is still abuzz about last night’s instant elimination when Christina Aguilera eliminated Jesse Campbell. “It was the gasp heard ‘round the world, and I was stunned myself! Of course, it was at the very end of the show, and in my ear I’m hearing, “You have 30 seconds left!” so in my mind, I have a very formatted job to do: stand with the four, eliminate one, send the three remaining artists off, bring the person getting eliminated to me for their final words, etc. But that decision threw me for such a loop. People were freaking out!” writes Daly on his EntertainmentWeekly blog.

“I don’t even remember the last 30 seconds of the show. The one thing I do remember is that the whole room was just quiet for a minute. And then as soon as the shock wore off, everybody grouped up and started talking about it. There were mini discussions being had by every single person in that room. Daly says.“Once the emotional part went by, they were just trying to understand it. It instantly sparked dialogue, which is always a good thing. Whether or not Christina made the right move is up for discussion, and by the looks of everybody I’ve seen, people were shocked by it.” Daly recalls.

Daly continues “Tonight, one person will be saved by America, and then Blake will save the other (and the same goes for Christina, of course). America saves two, the judges save two, and two go home. None of the math on the show has changed; we just noticed that when there was something at stake, we got the best performances from these people.” Which is true, Adam even expressed his anger at the bottom three last week at the fact that they waited until savior time to sing their best.

Daly on the subject of the instant elimination “There were mixed reviews: Adam thought it was a great idea to have this instant elimination, but Blake didn’t like it and he said it at the top of the show. And Blake went and played the safe route with his decision. He went with America. More people voted for the others last week than they did for Jordis, and Jordis sang for her life and he saved her. But he felt like he couldn’t keep saving her.” I think Blake made the safe, but right decision to go with America’s previous vote.

What do you think about last nights eliminations?

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