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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and American Horror Story Season 2 shares his love for music critics in the new issue of Inked. And by love we mean disgust.

"Music critics are all f**king idiots," Levine proclaims in his interview with the magazine, with which he discusses the band's new release, Overexposed.

“There’s obviously a certain balance between pursuing an audience and pursuing what you love to do, but I love what we do," the singer adds.

"I would never put out a record I didn’t want to listen to.”

Adam Levine Inked

Making music is up there with tattoos on Levine's list of favorite things. He says he got his first, of a dove, when he was 21. Many more followed.

His latest: A string of beads around his neck. “I was in Japan and I got this necklace. I’m not sure why I got it. I think I was bored. But I like it.”

Levine will be pulling double duty on TV this fall, on The Voice as well as on FX. Of his upcoming acting debut in Ryan Murphy's AHS, he says:

“It’s challenging ... the first thing I did when I got the job was ask some of my friends who are actors what the f**k I was supposed to do.”

Here's a photo of Adam, tattoos and all, from Inked ...

Adam Levine Tattoos
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After an amazing run, Jermaine Paul, Tony Lucca, Chris Mann and Juliet Simms learned who would emerge triumphant on The Voice's final results show.

On Tuesday's live Season 2 finale, their coaches – Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green – seemed as nervous as their singers.

"I truly believe that any one of these four deserve to win," Levine said at the start of the show, but obviously, only one could be. And that person is ..

Jermaine Paul! The former back-up singer for Alicia Keys has won Season 2 of The Voice and been signed to Universal Republic Records as a result!

Before reprising his moving performance of "I Believe I Can Fly" from the night before, an emotional Paul, a father of four, embraced his coach, Blake.

A proud Shelton shouted, "You did it! You did it!"

Juliet Simms of Team Cee Lo placed second, while Team Adam's Tony Lucca landed in third, followed by Chris Mann of Team Christina in fourth.

What do you think? Did America get it right?

 

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The four finalists on the second season of The Voice - Jermaine Paul, Tony Lucca, Chris Mann and Juliet Simms - gave their last performances Monday.

The winner will be announced this evening, based solely on audience votes. No coaches' input. Who will emerge victorious on the singing competition?

Not Tony Lucca, if Christina Aguilera has anything to say about it.

Tensions continued to flare between Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine's protege, a former Mousketeer who Xtina has had it out for all season.

After Tony Lucca offered a bluesy take on Jay-Z's "99 Problems" for his final performance, Xtina criticized him over the hip hop classic's lyrics.

The chorus? "I got 99 problems but a b!tch ain't one."

"Your beautiful wife and daughter and family are here and I just thought, you know, the lyrical connotation was a little derogatory towards women."

"It's called a metaphor," Levine responded, insisting that the line was referring not to women, but "life getting at you, things bringing you down."

"We're not referring to women. We're referring to everything."

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The Voice revealed its final four last night, with the judges (in two of four cases anyway) weighing in to influence the results. Who moved on to the finals?

The coaches had to split 100 points between their two singers. Combined with America's votes, those point totals would determine which would move on.

Of course, two copped out and awarded them 50-50, which shouldn't even be allowed. If you're not going to go at least 51-49, why even have this step?

In any event, Christina gave Chris Mann and Lindsey Pavao each 50 points.

"I really wanted America ... to be the deciding factor in this case," she said, leaving it up to the voters, who kept opera singer Mann and sent Pavao home.

Adam Levine, despite saying that "both of you guys have improved so much and come into your own," gave Tony Lucca a 60-40 edge over Katrina Parker.

That was enough to propel Tony into next week's season finale.

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The remaining eight contestants on The Voice – two from each coach's team – gave what could be their final performances during Monday's semifinals.

With the season finale set for next Tuesday night, audience votes plus scores from their respective coaches will determine which four singers advance.

Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green will have a chance to weight their hopefuls' chances tonight. Who will they favor?

From Team Blake, Erin Willett became overwhelmed with emotion after a powerful performance of David Guetta's current radio hit, "Without You."

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"I just emotionally kind of got lost," a tearful Erin, who lost her dad during the competition, revealed to MC Carson Daly after the stirring performance.

"I would give anything to have a tenth of the talent that you have," said Shelton, in what may be his highest praise. "Your singing is unbelievable."

Shelton, whose own father passed away in January, added: "But more than that, Erin, I'd give anything to have the strength that you have."

"I know what that song means to you," the country star added. "It means the same thing to me right now also. And you held it together."

Still, it was Team Blake's other semifinalist, Jermaine Paul, whom Shelton described as the "frontrunner" after a heartfelt take on Journey's "Open Arms."

"Jermaine is the guy," Shelton told his protégé. "Every time you get on stage, you separate yourself a little bit more from the rest of the pack."

Adam Levine begged to differ.

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Adam Levine appeared on Ellen yesterday and the host wasted little time getting to the important issues with The Voice judge.

"Let's talk about the women that love you," DeGeneres said to cheers from the audience, specifically referring to Jennifer Love Hewitt's recent appearance on the show when she made it clear she'd be open to dating/doing Levine.

Is the artist, who recently split from Anne Vyalitsyna, interested?

"That was aggressive," Levine said, politely declining.  "It was really sweet and flattering. Beautiful life, you know, when a beautiful woman says nice things about you."

Note to Adam: Have you seen Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts? You might want to reconsider.

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After Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green sent home Pip and James Massone, respectively, in The Voice's instant elimination round Monday, they had to turn around and cut another contestant apiece on last night's results show.

Tony Lucca (Adam) and Jamar Rogers (Cee Lo) advanced from America's votes.

That left Mathai and Katrina Parker to sing for Adam's save, with Cheesa and Juliet Simms battling for Cee Lo's spot in the semifinals. Who moved on?

Mathai sang a spirited version of Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" but it was Katrina Parker's version of "Perfect" by Pink that won over the panel.

Adam struggled with the decision but finally chose Katrina to continue on.

"I'm shocked and obviously very happy," Katrina said, fighting through the tears. "This is very bittersweet because I'm very attached to Mathai."

Mathai, for her part, was a class act as she thanked Adam, the show and America for "showing me how much I want to sing for the rest of my life."

As for Team Cee Lo, Cheesa and Juliet went toe to toe with the former belting out Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone" and the latter "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia.

Cee Lo hammed and hawed a bit, but he ultimately saved Juliet from elimination, citing the extent to which America has rallied around her this spring.

Not enough to save her with their votes, but still, point taken. Do you think Adam and Cee Lo made the right calls? Who will win The Voice? Tell us below!

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At least after last week's instant elimination twist was sprung on Xtina and Blake, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green knew it was coming last night on The Voice.

But that didn't make it any easier.

Their teams performed Monday night on The Voice, going all out with a wide variety of performances that crossed many genres and tugged at heartstrings.

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Team Cee Lo's Jamar Rogers started the night off with a bang, performing "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi. "You are such a strong, such a sweet spirit," coach Cee Lo told Jamar, who is HIV positive. "We can't help but all be inspired by [you]."

Katrina Parker sang "Jar of Hearts" and thrilled the judges by coming out of her shell. "It's like seeing you and hearing you for the first time," Cee Lo said. "You have one of the best voices now," Adam said. "You've evolved so much."

Matthai performed "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado, though some didn't think she truly connected. Ditto James Massone on "Just the Way You Are."

Mousketeer Tony Lucca pulled off a rocking version of "... Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears. "That was really smart," Blake Shelton said.

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After Monday's instant elimination shocker, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton were forced to cut another team member each last night on The Voice.

On Team Christina, Chris Mann earned the most votes, earning a spot in the final eight and leaving Ashley De La Rosa and Lindsey Pavao to sing for Xtina.

Ashley performed "You & I," while Lindsey tackled "Please Don't Go." It was agonizing, but Aguilera picked Lindsey to advance, sending Ashley packing.

"I really love these two girls a lot. I really believe in you," the "Fighter" singer said before making her decision. "You both are complete superstars."

On Team Blake, Jermaine Paul moved on via America's votes.

That left Erin Willet to sing "Proud Mary" and RaeLynn to perform "If I Die Young." in hopes of winning Shelton's favor, and it appeared both won him over.

Sadly, he couldn't take both along to the final eight.

"I love both of you and we have a bond for different reasons," the country star said, visibly unsettled. "This is way rougher than I thought it would be ... "

As the credits rolled, host Carson Daly practically begged Shelton to make a decision, and only then did he save Erin, sending RaeLynn home in tears.

Next week, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green's teams face off in what's sure to be another couple of difficult nights for the judges and contestants alike.

Did Christina and Blake make the right choices? Which of the singers who actually survived do you think stands the better chance of winning it all?

Sound off on The Voice in the comments below!

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With all the teams narrowed to four singers, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera mentored their proteges on The Voice's quarterfinals Monday night ...

... and had to axe one on the spot.

That's right, ANOTHER Voice format change! In an unprecedented twist, both coaches were obligated to immediately eliminate one of their charges.

Tonight, America's votes will determine who else will go home from each team. "I think it's caught us off guard a little bit. ... It sucks," Blake said.

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From Team Blake, RaeLynn performed a rendition of Jason Aldean's "Country Girl," prompting Shelton to say he was proud and that she kicks ass.

Jermaine Paul was dubbed Christina's "favorite" after his rendition of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds." Blake called this a "turning point" for Paul.

From Aguilera's team, Ashley De La Rosa marked her 18th birthday with a rock version of Jewel's "Foolish Games" that was very well received.

Before they had to make their impossible decisions, Shelton and Aguilera each took the stage to perform with their remaining team members.

Team Christina performed Aguilera's own hit "Fighter," while Team Blake tackled the Eagles' "Heartache Tonight." Then came the hard part ...

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