The Voice's semi finals kicked off Monday night, which meant the eight remaining artists were stepping their games up and pulling out all the stops. Such was the case for Team Blake Shelton's Louisiana country singer, Gyth Rigdon, who chose to sing Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA."
While Blake told Gyth he was excited about the song choice, because he thinks it's "the perfect song for this moment," Kelly Clarkson was not feeling the delivery of Gyth's performance, and she was a little nervous at first to admit it. "I feel like you can't critique this song or you're going to hell or something," said Clarkson. "I will say this was not my favorite vocal for you this season. I think you're a ridiculously talented vocalist." John Legend shared the same sentiment.
"I agree with Kelly, it wasn't your greatest vocal performance. It was strong. I felt the emotion it was a powerful rendition. Great job," said Legend.
Twitter, of course, took John and Kelly's critique personally. One person tweeted:
"What is wrong with John Legend & Kelly Clarkson? Gyth rocked that song..America first John!"
While another person tweeted: "I'm sorry that you and John hate America so much that you couldn't recognize Gyth song as a great rendition."
However, other viewers defended Legend and Clarkson's honesty, like this person who tweeted: "All the Trumpers are so triggered because Kelly and John didn’t like Gyth’s performance. Could it be possible that they actually are patriotic and just didn’t like this one performance?"