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Adam Levine Defends 'I Hate This Country' Remark on 'The Voice'.

Adam Levine isn't very pleased with "The Voice" viewers after a surprising elimiantion sent two of his final three singers home on Tuesday's results show.

After the shocking announcement that Sarah Simmons and Judith Hill would no longer continue on in the competion, a stunned Levine looked at judge Shakira and mouthed "What?" The singer then muttered into his mic "I hate this country."

Twitter feeds around the nation roared to life following that statement as viewers expressed their disspaointment and digust in Levine's remark. Still many Levine fans weren't as upset with his comment, offering their support to the Marron 5 frontman. Kaley Walsh tweeted: "LOL ppl harassing @adamlevine over his comment 'I hate this country' I'd hate this country too if my team got voted off."

LOL ppl harassing @( adamlevine over his comment "I hate this country" I'd hate this country too if my team got voted off ( #takeajoke ( #thevoice

a Kaley Walsh i (@kwalsh46) ( May 29, 2013

Early Wednesday morning Levine then took to his Twitter page to offer his own response to the controversy -- a scholarly blast of tweets providing dictionary definitions of the words "joke," "humorless," "lighthearted" and "misunderstand."

joke-noun1. something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or prankish act

a Adam Levine (@adamlevine) ( May 29, 2013

huA*morA*less(hymr-ls)adj.1. Lacking a sense of humor.2. Said or done without humor

a Adam Levine (@adamlevine) ( May 29, 2013

lightA*heartA*ed Function: adjective1 : free from care, anxiety, or seriousness : happy-go-lucky 2 : cheerfully optimistic

a Adam Levine (@adamlevine) ( May 29, 2013

misA*unA*derA*stand Pronunciation: (E)mi-EsEn-dEr-EstandDate: 13th century1 : to fail to understand 2 : to interpret incorrectly

a Adam Levine (@adamlevine) ( May 29, 2013

The voice judges Usher, Shakira and Levine all have one contestant left in the competion. Blake Sheldon is holding strong with three.

Hill was (,0,4518488.story) considered a front-runner to win the show and was hired in 2009 as Michael Jackson's duet partner for his "This Is It" London shows reports the Los Angeles Times.

After performing "Heal the World" at Jackson's funeral, Hill says she was( flooded with offers from the music business reports Yahoo! Music. She ultiamltey chose to take a little time to figure out the next steps in her career which led her to audition for Season 4 of "The Voice."

Hill went on to say that she still gets "jittery" when performing on the show, specifically due to her performances being judged each week.

"This is really hard for me, and I've had a lot of anxiety," she said. "The concept of it being a contest has been really hard for me to digest, so I think the most important thing I've got to do is find my Zen and my calm and just be who I am, and not worry about people judging me."

"The Voice" season finale is slated for June 18 at 9pm on NBC.
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Date:May 29, 2013
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