When the first live results show of The Voice aired, fans were surprised by the announcement. Before the top 12 was announced, host Carson Daly and Jason George, CEO of Telescope (the company that tallies the votes of many reality programs), announced that many viewers votes may not have been counted.
“We value our relationship with our viewers and tonight, we’d like to be completely upfront with you, the fans, that along with Telescope, we noticed some inconsistencies on this week’s texting and online voting,” said Daly. “But, thanks to Telescope, the monitoring system we have in place worked.” George added that Telescope “quickly identified the problem and [they] were able to kind of take steps moving forward to make sure it doesn’t reoccur.”
The announcement stated that texting and online votes weren’t counted in the results, but that removing these votes did not effect the outcome of the results. George reassured that this was correct. The judges: Shakira, Adam Levine, Usher, and Blake Shelton nodded in agreement and continued on with the show.
Fans, however, were quite upset with the announcement. Many went to twitter to sound off on the incident. Some saying they could not trust the results or the show.