On Tuesday night, it was Guy Sebastian’s turn to get a little hot under the collar after blaming himself for his contestants’ apparently lacklustre performances.
The commotion came as the one-time Australian Idol winner was forced to eliminate one member from his team’s final four.
Ultimately Elisa Clement’s version of TLC’s No Scrubs sent her packing over Jack Vidgen, Chynna Taylor or Mitch Paulson, but not before Guy turned the critique on himself.
“As a coach I realise we are a team and it’s team Guy. I can’t sit here and just say that I feel like tonight wasn’t our best and it’s your fault,” he said.
“It’s also my fault....I just feel like I set the bar really high. And I’m trying to keep it together, but I’m just so down at myself as well.
The music veteran went on to tell the remaining hopefuls the added stress came down to the show entering its final rounds.
“After tonight it really is up to the public and so I’m determined to just get back on this horse as a coach and to really deliver next week,” he went on to add.
While The Voice’s other coaches were softer in their criticism fans of the show were fast to question Guy’s choice of songs.
“Even Guy knows he f***ed up cause he spent half the time just now to deflect and own up to it,” wrote one viewer.
“Disappointed in Guy Sebastian,” wrote another. “I was so team Guy but he just threw that kid under the bus.”
Not the first time
But while Guy’s response may have been a teary-eyed one, it’s far from the first time a coach hasn’t kept it together this season.
Delta Goodrem was famously forced to leave the stage last week when she broke down following The Koi Boys’ performance, which they dedicated to the Christchurch mosque shooting victims.
Although the rendition was among the most memorable of the series, it wasn’t enough to sail them through to the next round.
Instead, Delta chose to advance Daniel Shaw, saying he ‘needs [her] more right now’.
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