The Voice's Guy Sebastian called out for 'brutal' move: 'Tough'

The Voice fans were left a little shocked on Sunday night after Guy Sebastian made one of his contestants get a hair cut to "freshen up" his image, only to send him home afterwards.

"Firstly, let's get some haircuts," Guy Sebastian told Adrian Hood, before he underwent a rather dramatic transformation ahead of his performance in The Knockout round.

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Guy Sebastian wanted to 'freshen up' Adrian Hood's image. Photo: Channel 7
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Adrian performed with a completely new look. Photo: Channel 7

Keith Urban and Guy Sebastian’s Top Five artists had to sing for a spot in the Semi-Final, before the coaches had to cut another three performers from each of their teams.

Adrian sang Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding, and while he looked "super slick", according to Guy, the star ended up sending him straight home.


Viewers at home took to social media to call out Guy's move, with some suggesting it was 'brutal' to send Adrian home after making him get a hair cut.

"You would be p***ed if they cut your hair and then get dumped," one viewer wrote on Twitter.

"Chop his hair off, then cut him... great work," another said.

"Tough love from Guy, let Adrian cut his hair, then literally cut him loose," was another reaction.

In the end Guy decided to take Bella Taylor-Smith and Jordan Fuller through to the finale.

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But Guy Sebastian ended up sending Adrian home. Photo: Channel 7

Viewers took to social media after the episode, unhappy with how fast contestants were being culled, with some calling the new Knockout round "awful".

"New knockout format on #TheVoiceAU is awful.. to this point it had been great. Now just too predictable," another wrote.

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

While another asked: "Why did the blinds go on for ages but this part feels rushed? This format is a bit sh*t."

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