When Matthew Schuler was sent packing from ‘The Voice’ on Dec. 3, it was right after he braved the momentous task of covering a popular One Direction song. But don’t think for a second that Matthew is no longer a 1D fan — the talented crooner told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that there are no hard feelings.
Team Christina’s prize fighter Matthew Schuler was eliminated on the Dec. 3 episode of The Voice, after he risked putting a unique spin on the beloved One Direction hit “Story of My Life” the night before. When HollywoodLife caught up with the 20-year-old after the show, he gave us the EXCLUSIVE scoop on his feelings about the 1D boys after his untimely elimination.
Matthew Schuler On 1D: ‘I Still Want To Be Friends With Harry’
You’d think Matthew might harbor some negative residual feelings toward One Direction after their song gave him the boot, but the eliminated singer told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that he’s still a Directioner, no matter what.
“I love One Direction,” Matthew said. “I still want to be friends with Harry. I loved singing [“Story of My Life”], there is no sourness or bitterness. It was an honor to sing their song.”
However, Matthew also told HollywoodLife that the 1D boys wouldn’t be his dream tour mates.
“I would love to tour with Cee-Lo [Green],” Matthew said. “He has had my back, and it would be awesome to work with him because he does his own thing. I love him!”
To be fair, we probably wouldn’t want One Direction stealing all of our thunder, either.
Matthew Schuler ‘Can Start A Career’ After Leaving ‘The Voice’
Even though Matthew’s elimination was a heartbreaker, the goodnatured crooner also told HollywoodLife that he has no regrets about his time on the show. In fact, he’s already looking forward to his post-Voice career!
“It was intense with this show,” he admitted. “It has built me up a lot, and I can now start a career from it. It really was crazy to try to out-do myself every time. It was a great big challenge, but I have no regrets. They all meant a lot to me. I feel like I have accomplished a lot.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was it Matthew’s time to go? Should he have performed a different song?
— Shaunna Murphy; Reporting By Russ Weakland