Adam Levine wasn't very pleased with "The Voice" viewers after a surprising elimination sent two of his final three singers home on Tuesday's results show. After the shocking announcement that Sarah Simmons and Judith Hill were out of the competition, a stunned Levine looked at fellow judge Shakira, mouthed "What?" and then muttered into his mic, "I hate this country."
 
Twitter feeds around the nation roared to life following that statement as viewers expressed their disgust with Levine's remark. But not everyone was upset with the Maroon 5 frontman. Kaley Walsh tweeted: "LOL ppl harassing @adamlevine over his comment 'I hate this country' I'd hate this country too if my team got voted off."
 

 

 

 
Early Wednesday morning Levine took to his own Twitter page to offer a response to the controversy -- a scholarly blast of tweets providing dictionary definitions of the words "joke," "humorless," "lighthearted" and "misunderstand." 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Voice" judges Usher, Shakira and Levine each have one contestant left in the competition. Blake Shelton is holding strong with three. 
 
Hill was considered a front-runner to win the show as previous credentials included being hired in 2009 as Michael Jackson's duet partner for his "This Is It" London shows, reports the Los Angeles Times.  
 
After performing "Heal the World" at Jackson's funeral, Hill says she was flooded with offers from the music business, reports Yahoo! Music. She ultimately chose to take some time off to figure out the next steps in her career, which led her to audition for Season 4 of "The Voice."
 
Hill went on to say that she still gets "jittery" when performing on the show and getting the judges' feedback.
 
"This is really hard for me, and I've had a lot of anxiety," she said. "The concept of it being a contest has been really hard for me to digest, so I think the most important thing I've got to do is find my Zen and my calm and just be who I am, and not worry about people judging me."
 
The season finale of "The Voice" is slated for June 18 at 9 p.m. on NBC.