Blake Shelton On Xenia's Elimination: 'I Am Heartbroken'

Wed, June 22, 2011 9:05pm EDT by 21 Comments

Blake Shelton tells HollywoodLife.com that he knows he’s going to hear Xenia’s voice on the radio and says he will continue to help her in any way he can!

Xenia was one of the four contestants eliminated on tonight’s episode of The Voice. America’s votes were counted along with Blake Shelton‘s votes and Dia Frampton snagged one of the top four spots, leading her into next week’s finale. “I am heartbroken about Xenia but like I said last night, I know I’m going to hear her voice on the radio,” Blake said, in a statement released to HollywoodLife.com.

“She undeniably has a great voice. Her time on the show may be over but I will continue to work with her and help her in any way I can in the future. I absolutely love her.”

The coaches each received 100 points and were able to distribute the points as they wished amongst their two final candidates. America was given 100 points as well, and the two were added together. Blake voted 50/50, but America’s vote brought the final count to Dia: 106 and Xenia: 94.

Team Blake was a tough decision to call, and it was the smallest gap in votes. Many of The Voice contestants we spoke to last night struggled when we asked them whether they thought Dia or Xenia would continue on to the next round. Blake put it best today when he tweeted that there’s no way for him to lose or win tonight. It’s so sweet how torn he was!

Last night we asked Blake if had planned how he would vote. He said, “I knew what I was going to coming into this thing and I think it was the right thing because man those two girls are so special. It crept up on me. When I watch how this show has progressed and watch how Dia and Xenia both went from people probably didn’t even notice them to once they got a chance to do their thing it was just an explosion.”

Blake continued, “Now that’s all I hear about when I talk about the show with somebody. It used to be Javier, Javier, Javier, Javier. That’s all you heard about! And rightfully so, the guy is absolutely amazing. Now when I read articles it’s like who is this Dia Frampton, here’s why we think Blake picked Xenia. There’s a buzz about these two girls. It’s because they’re artists, they’re not just vocalists. They have unique tones. If you shut your eyes and listen them, there’s no way to mistake who you are hearing.”

Xenia gave her close friend Dia and Blake a hug before walking off stage, leaving teary-eyed winner Dia with coach Blake who called Xenia a “superstar”. The others eliminated were Casey Weston, Nakia, and Frenchie. Vicci Martinez, Javier Colon, Beverly and Dia are moving on to the finals.

What do you think of the final four? Are you happy with the results?

Lorena O’Neil

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More from ‘The Voice':

  1. Dia Frampton: I’m jealous of Xenia’s voice!
  2. Javier Colon: I had to fight hard to sing ‘Angel’
  3. Dia Frampton reveals she’s never heard Kris Allen’s ‘Heartless’ cover

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