Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera sent two singers packing on Monday night after “The Voice’s” first-ever instant elimination round.
Access Hollywood caught up with Jordis Unga (Team Blake) and Jesse Campbell (Team Christina) after the show, where they weighed in on their shocking exit from the series.
“It’s a bummer,” Jordis – who sang Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger,” told Access. “It stings a little to be sent home by my coach.”
Jordis – whose performance Blake called “perfect” – said she understands why there was a quarterfinals twist.
“I don’t think it’s a fairness thing. I’ll never think about it that way. It’s a TV show… I get it,” she continued.
Jesse, who belted out Beyonce’s “Halo” and who coach Adam Levine said was a “huge, huge favorite” to win the competition, agreed with his fellow eliminated contestant.
“They have high ratings for a reason…so I just respect that,” he told Access, explaining that he’s grown a great deal since first appearing on the NBC series. “This is just one wave that’s going to go right into the next wave and we’ll just move onward, upward and just continue to believe that I can [succeed] and will continue to live my dream.”
Adding, “This was such a wonderful opportunity… I see it as an opportunity for more opportunities.”
Jordis echoed Jesse’s sentiments, saying, “I feel like I’ve been set up for success…it’s going to be hard work, but something good’s got to come out of this”
“The Voice” returns tonight at 9/8c on NBC.