Jonny Gray and Josh Logan’s dreams of being “The Voice” came to a screeching halt on Tuesday night. The Team Cee Lo and Team Christina singers (respectively) were eliminated after the first-ever “Voice Save” was used to keep firecracker Kat Robichaud around one more week. The seasoned young men had different reactions to the results, though.
Ex-Armed Forces vet Gray made a name on the show with his unique “activist” sound, reminiscent of that of the Beatles and Bob Dylan. Revealing early in the competition that he had witnessed much during his deployment, Gray was more accepting of his fate, telling MTV News his time in the service had prepared him to handle anything. “My military training put me at ease and I was able to have fun with it and enjoy it and accept it — when it’s time for me to go, it’s time for me to go and move on to the next thing,” Gray said.
Although it didn’t work out in his favor, the tranquil musician is optimistic about his future, receiving equally Zen advice from his “older brother” Cee Lo, who told Gray after his elimination, “Keep your head high, be yourself, and everything will be fine after this.”
Team Christina’s soulful singer, on the other hand, struggled a bit more, revealing he was “surprised” by the results. “I don’t think I stuck around long enough for people to actually get to know me, and that’s OK,” Logan said as he tipped his hat to Robichaud.
Ironically, it was Gray’s elimination that came as a surprise to audiences and coaches alike, who praised the rocker. Levine even said he would use his “Voice Save” on him.
The artists’ time on “The Voice” might have come to an end, but both plan on using their newfound fame to their advantage, gearing up to hit the road, tour and release new music.
When asked who might take the crown this season, Gray kept it in the Team Cee Lo family, giving his vote to fan favorite Caroline Pennell.
“The Voice” top 10 will return with live performances on Monday.