By Sarah Carroll

Tonight, The Voice live playoffs kick off with Teams Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys.

Each of their five remaining artists will perform tonight, along with a special comeback artist they eliminated earlier this season.

Related: Blake Shelton Crashes Grand Ole Opry for Surprise Performance

“When I had to let [this person] go, I knew I was going to catch some flak for and I did,” Shelton told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio. “It was one of those times where it’s like, ‘Ah, I don’t really want to look at Twitter, but it’s kind of funny at the same time.’ So, I looked and people were just like, ‘You idiot! I’m never watching the show! You suck! …And so does Carson!'”

“I knew I was bringing this person back and it’s been a lot of fun to watch people freak out,” he added.

Hear the full interview now on 97.1 AMP Radio.

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