' The Voice' Fans Are Berating Coach John Legend for His “Huge Mistake” With Thunderstorm Artis

' The Voice' Fans Are Berating Coach John Legend for His “Huge Mistake” With Thunderstorm Artis
' The Voice' Fans Are Berating Coach John Legend for His “Huge Mistake” With Thunderstorm Artis
Lauren Puckett

From Good Housekeeping

  • The Voice coach John Legend chose Mandi Castillo over Thunderstorm Artis during Monday’s knockout round episode.

  • Thunderstorm was then stolen by coach Nick Jonas, and fans think John made a major miscalculation.

  • Here’s what John and The Voice fans had to say about the controversial decision.

According to fans, it may be much harder for coach John Legend to win The Voice this year after the last episode.

During Monday's knockout round — where two singers from the same team had to perform a solo of their choice, and one was sent home or was stolen/saved by the coaches — fans had a lot to say about the matchup between contestants Mandi Castillo and Thunderstorm Artis. For the battle, Mandi nailed her vibrato-filled rendition of “Stand By Me,” while Thunderstorm opted for a chill and charismatic cover of his coach’s very own song “Preach.”

“Thunderstorm, you have one of the coolest tones I’ve really ever heard,” John told his mentee after his performance. Next, he complimented Mandi, saying her vocals were “flawless.”

“This is genuinely tough for me,” John said as he deliberated between the two. Ultimately though, he went with Mandi. Moments later, coach Nick Jonas swooped in and stole Thunderstorm for his own team.

After John chose Mandi over Thunderstorm, fans immediately expressed their disapproval on social media, declaring that The Voice coach “is going to regret” losing Thunderstorm. What's more, some fans think John just handed over this season's victory to Team Nick with his decision.









Of course, not everyone was disappointed by the choice. In fact, Nick, as fans pointed out, smirked the second John announced his pick. Even coach Kelly Clarkson knew a steal was coming. “I felt it,” she said after Nick pressed his buzzer.

Photo credit: NBC
Photo credit: NBC

For now, Thunderstorm will remain on the show to sing another day and, hopefully, prove his former mentor wrong. Of course, John made sure there were no hard feelings between them. He tweeted after the show, “That was a tough call! @Thunder_artis @Official_mandiC the pleasure was truly mine to get to coach you both!”

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