When Adam Levine lost two contestants on Tuesday's The Voice, he was heard saying, "I hate this country," because Blake Shelton's three contestants remained.

After listening to most of the media yesterday, I was under the impression that Adam made the comment after Judith Hill was eliminated, but as Debbie Ray informed me this morning, au contraire, he made the comment before she was eliminated which changes the whole dynamic of the comment.

One could imagine his frustration after finding out that Hill has been eliminated, she was probably the best singer on the show this season.  And had the comment been made after Hill had been kicked off, you might come to the conclusion that he didn't really hate the country, but maybe the way the country voted.  But that wasn't the case, the comment was made before his ace contestant was eliminated.

Levine told Us Weekly, "I obviously love my country very much and am passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed.  Last night's elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results.

Adam Levine, "I Hate This Country" Comment