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Say what? Guy Sebastian left gobsmacked by The Voice star’s ‘attitude’

'That wasn’t b*tchy for me, was it?'
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Guy Sebastian is just one of the high calibre singers chosen to sit on The Voice Australia’s famous red spinning chairs this year – and most artists relish the opportunity to soak up as much knowledge as possible while competing on the show.

WATCH: The Voice’s Guy Sebastian left gobsmacked at “rude” comment by artist

So when one artist seemingly gave the Battle Scars hitmaker a mouthful of attitude during Sunday’s Battles, Guy was left seething.

Artists Mason Lloyd, 27, and Alex Weybury, 26, battled it out to remain on Kelly Rowland’s team and after their performance, Guy offered some constructive criticism.

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The Voice artist Mason (right) drew the ire of the coaches after he gave them “attitude” following his battle with Alex (left). (Credit: Channel Nine)

“Mason, I would say I felt like you were a little more chilled with that. It felt like you were in a corner of a small venue kind of jamming,” he said.

“Alex you were a little bit more here to perform, here to put on a show. If I was going to choose, I would say the braver one today was Alex.”

The 38-year-old added: “I wanted to see a little bit more fight.”

It seemed Kelly agreed and she picked Alex to take through to the next stage.

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Coach Guy Sebastian (pictured) told Mason he needed more passion and that couldn’t be taught. (Credit: Channel Nine)

While the coaches all still had “saves” up their sleeves that could potentially help keep Mason in the competition, what he said next didn’t do him any favours.

Making his case in front of the coaches, Mason remarked: “On what Guy was saying about the performance thing… isn’t that a thing a coach could teach me?”

Both Guy as well as Kelly and Delta Goodrem were visibly taken aback by the comment and Guy responded by insisting he didn’t think it was something that could be taught.

“I don’t think so. No,” Guy said bluntly.

“I mean, passion I feel is something that you should always have when you perform. It’s something that’s a bit too reserved for me. It’s something that a coach would have to take a gamble on whether it’s in you or not.”

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“We were all like, ‘woah!’” Delta Goodrem admitted of Mason’s comment. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Ultimately none of the coaches opted to save Mason and after the booted singer left the stage Guy quizzed Delta as to whether she thought he went too far.

“That wasn’t b*tchy for me, was it?” Guy asked, adding, “You know me with attitude…”

But Delta, 35, thought Guy’s response was appropriate given the circumstances.

“I thought the way you just spoke there was really well. We were all like, ‘woah!’” she said.

Backstage however, Mason acted a little more humble, telling host Renee Bargh he was grateful for the experience and “chuffed” he made it this far.

The Voice continues Monday 7.30pm on Channel Nine.

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