The Voice fans call out Jess Mauboy over 'inexplicable' decision: 'So mad'

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The Voice viewers are continuing to struggle with the brutal nature of 'The Knockout' rounds of the competition, this time calling out coach Jess Mauboy for her decision to send home Evile Laloata on Monday night.

The 20-year-old belted out Kygo and Whitney Houston's Higher Love, but it wasn't enough to make it through to the semi finals with Jessica revealing she wouldn't be taking Evile through.

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Jess Mauboy shocked fans with her decision during The Knockouts. Photo: Channel 7

"I'm not taking you through to the next round. I am so sorry, Evile," she said.

And her decision seemed to hit a nerve with viewers who were quick to take to social media to share their shock and anger at her choice.

"Why is Jess making the worst decisions imaginable?" one person asked on Twitter.


"Seriously Jess didn't even think about. I'm so mad," another person wrote.

"You're sending Evile home? What the actual hell," was another comment.

A fourth said: "Evile was fantastic and his personality reached through the screen. Bad decision Jess." While another simply called the decision "Inexplicable".

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Evile Laloata was sent home from The Voice. Photo: Channel 7

Rita Ora calls out Jess Mauboy on The Voice

Even fellow coach Rita Ora had a few things to say about one of Jess' other decisions during the last rounds of The Voice Knockouts.

For each performance, the coaches choose the songs, and one song Jess Mauboy chose for her singer, Sean Miley Moore - Lonely by Justin Bieber - was not a hit with Rita Ora.

“I feel like this wasn’t the right song for him. I love his theatrical side," Rita said.

"He should have shown his power, he should have shown his strength and he should have been really who Seann Miley Moore is. I have a history with Sean. He was on a show in the UK that I was on, and I watched him blossom and find himself I would love to see him one last time.”

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Rita Ora also called out one of Jess' decisions on The Voice. Photo: Channel 7

Jess looked a little miffed at the comments from her co-stars saying they had made the decision "difficult" before sending Sean to the waiting room.

In the end, though Jess also sent Seann home and took Ella and Mick through to the semi finals.

Fans have pointed out the new format for The Voice has been particularly cut-throat, as many of the artists were only given one or two chances to perform before being sent home.

After Sunday night's first round of 'The Knockouts' viewers took to social media slamming the revamped format of the show as 'awful'.

"Who agreed to this format!! This years talent is way too good to have this many cuts #TheVoiceAU," was one comment on Twitter.

Another person said the new format had "just ruined" the show for them, writing: "Shame on you Channel 7, shame on you!"

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