USMagazine, Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:50am (PST)
The Voice's top 10 contestants were revealed Nov. 13 after aspiring musicians Michaela Paige and Adriana Louise were sent home in a double elimination.
Team Blake's Paige and Team Christina's Louise both gave tearful, heartfelt goodbyes and thanked their coaches after host Carson Daly delivered the crushing news. (Team Cee Lo's Cody Belew and Team Adam's Melanie Martinez were also in the bottom 4 but will get a chance at redemption when the show returns Nov. 19.)
Us Weekly caught up with Paige, 22, Louise, 16, and their coaches post-show. "Girls were probably hating on her," Christina Aguilera, 31, said of Louise. "She had an unfair advantage. She's too much to look at!"
Louise told Us she will miss "being able to hang with my girl, Christina. I want to hang out with her more!" The Brooklynite, who performed Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl" the night prior, added that she was "already mentally prepared" to be kicked off the NBC hit.
"Everyone except for me and Michaela charted overall on iTunes' Top 200, so I was like, 'Uh, I think I'm going home.' And I just had this feeling," Louise said. "I loved my song, don't get me wrong, I loved it. But I know it wasn't entirely probably the best performance choice for me."
Aguilera believes Louise will land on her feet. "I know what it is to make it in this business. I know what it is to not make it at certain points. You know, I started out on a televised talent competition myself and I lost, and that's something that I always want to impose upon them," the former Star Search contender said. "And that was like a small level of the massive scale that this show is and what it does for them."
Like Louise, Paige had an inkling her journey would be ending. "They say hope for the best, prepare for the worst. I think that's what I did," explained the Boca Raton, Florida native. Adding that she cried "happy tears" on the show, the singer -- who covered Pink's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" on the Nov. 12 episode -- said she "went out the best way I could have. I had the best coach possible and I couldn't be more blessed right now."
The remaining contestants include Belew, Martinez, Amanda Brown, Bryan Keith, Sylvia Yacoub, Nicholas David, Dez Duron, Trevin Hunte, Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott.
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.