Miley Cyrus made a lot of waves in her first year as a coach on “The Voice.” Tuesday night, those waves broke as Miley’s final two team members were eliminated from the competition. Aaron Gibson and Ali Caldwell didn’t make it into the final four.
Miley hinted that she might’ve been sweating a bit heading into the results show. Her worries were legit because Aaron was eliminated immediately as one of two contests on the low end of the voting. Ali had a chance for an instant save to make it into the final four, and she gave her all on a rendition of Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer.” However, even a tweet from Miley spurring her fans to use the hashtag #VoteSaveAli wasn’t enough. Ali lost the instant save spot to Josh Gallagher from Team Adam. Smilers weren’t having it, though.
The hashtags #TheVoiceIsRigged and #SmilersExposedNBCParty started trending after outraged Team Miley fans cried foul. Fans have even started a Change.org petition for a vote recount and, due to some fan activity, the video of Ali’s elimination has close to 3,000 dislikes on YouTube.
Check out posts from Miley and her team on the results below, plus video of Ali’s performance and elimination and some #TheVoiceIsRigged tweets from fans.
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(Photo credits: “The Voice” YouTube account; Ali Caldwell and Aaron Gibson Instagram accounts)