Aaron Gibson talks 'The Voice' ouster: Despite it being a pattern, I was surprised to land in the bottom two this week
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/08/2016
Aaron Gibson was unquestionably the underdog onThe Voice's eleventh season, but he managed to make it all the way to the semifinals.
Aaron, a 25-year-old from Atlanta, GA who currently resides in Kennesaw, GA, crawled his way out of the bottom vote-getters three weeks in a row by delivering impressive "Instant Save" songs. Instead of growing frustrated or insecure with each passing week, Aaron continued to fight harder.
Aaron felt very confident in his vocal rendition of "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams in the Top 8 performance show on Monday night. Unfortunately, Aaron was still eliminated during this week's live results show after landing in the bottom two alongside Brendan Fletcher.
"I'm a very analytical person, so I was surprised I ended up in the bottom two. It seems to be a repeating pattern for me personally," Aaron told Reality TV World with a laugh on Wednesday.
"But, you know, I had so much fun doing this. My personal journey, I think, ended about the way I expected it, just being realistic."
Aaron said he had "no idea" what was going to happen going into the live results show "as far as anybody else was concerned."
"I don't know how America decides any of this, so it was crazy," he explained. "I love and respect everybody whom I got to know during the course of this. And, you know, it's naturally sad because you want to go as far as possible. But I'm very positive right now and everything happens for a reason."
Aaron and Brendan just so happened to be the two artists with deep, raspy, unique voices this season. The Voice coaches always told them that they didn't need bells, whistles and frills to stand out in the competition and make an impact.
However, the pair ironically received the lowest number of votes this week out of the Top 8. So did Aaron really believe he could make it all the way considering he was up against singers who can belt out the high notes in Whitney Houston and Celine Dion songs?
"You know, art is art. There's so many different ways to interpret it; what some people find appealing, others don't. And, you know, I came here wanting to make my mark in any way I can. I think that Brendan and I both proved that you can do something different and get very far," Aaron told Reality TV World.
"And I mean, I'm undefeated at the 'thunder dome,' so for what that's worth..."
After letting out a little laugh, Aaron continued, "No, really, it's like hard to describe. I mean, I never expected to get as far as I did."
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Aaron went on to say that each artist on this season of The Voice brought something different and special to the table.
"I think that all of us are super unique in our own ways and, you know, it was refreshing to know that America feels the same -- that you don't always have to be the kind of same technicality, like, you don't have to be the same," he said. "You know, there's different ranges so it was nice."
And when asked which finalist he believes will be crowned champion when The Voice finale airs next Tuesday night on NBC, Aaron enthusiastically replied, "I want everyone to win!"