Holly Tucker was eliminated from Team Blake on “The Voice” Tuesday night, and country artist Blake Shelton was not at all pleased with the response from Joey Guerra, music critic for the Houston Chronicle.

Them’s fightin’ words.

Last week, Adam Levine was overheard saying “I hate this country” when one of his singers was sent home from the competition. He followed up with a series of  douche-tweets directed at his critics.

Shelton had choice words for Guerra, but managed to avoid the classless move of bashing Americans who watch “The Voice” and vote for their favorite singers. He offered a fierce defense of Tucker while going off on Guerra.

Unlike Levine, Shelton apologized right away for his outburst.

Update:

Shelton is winning praise for his defense of a young artist.

https://twitter.com/sammyschuerch1/status/342169252515704833

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