Sydney, New South Wales
An Adventist woman’s performance was cut from Monday night’s episode of The Voice, leaving viewers angry at the harsh editing practices of the show.
This is the most devastated I've been in a long time that my battle was not aired. #Godsgotbiggerplans
Emily Rex’s duet with fellow contestant Chita Henneberry was scheduled to air as part of the show’s final “Battle Round” episode.
However, all that was seen of the performance was a brief clip of coach will.i.am hugging Ms Henneberry, leaving viewers to assume Ms Rex had been eliminated.
Ms Rex, who earlier this month “hypnotised” the show’s judges with her rendition of Pure Imagination, expressed her disappointment on Facebook.
Fans of the hit show also took to social media to voice their frustrations at the harsh editing.
@EmilyRexmusic they didn’t show ur performance, poor effort from an editor!
— Jonathan Kha (@jonathan_kha) June 2, 2014
— Saskia (@saskia_m_brown) June 2, 2014
— Nathan Long (@longin01) June 2, 2014
— Anna Weatherup (@annaweatherup) June 2, 2014
Ms Rex and Ms Henneberry’s rendition of Clarity by electronic music producer Zedd was not the only “battle” cut from Monday night’s show.
“The Voice, like all television shows, is edited to fit into a broadcast schedule,” a Channel Nine spokesperson told news.com.au. “In this instance, the timing constraints of the final Battle episode were such that two performances needed to be cut down.”
The unaired “battles” have been uploaded to the show’s official website.
The Voice is currently in its third season. The winner of the singing competition receives a recording contract with Universal Music.