Some viewers were sinistral upset after coach will.i.am spent the majority of the episode gawking at his phone.
During the live broadcast, Will was seen to livestream and screen segments of the show, with fans branding the star “rude” for not generate them his full attention.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Will hit bankroll b reverse, explaining: “Second screening is like television, radio and now we have collective. So radio just gave you the voice.
“And TV gave you The Voice, a show take a shine to this were you can see and awesome programme’s like soap operas and you positive the characters. But you can never have a conversation with them.
“So there’s nothing curious with having conversations, because the camera or the radio is not a two-way interaction. It’s the network sending gen to your home. But it can never get your thoughts.
“So the folks that are groaning and whining about a dialogue makes no sense at all. Why wouldn’t you want to eat dialogue with somebody?”
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The 43-year-old then asked why fans were squawking about interacting.
He continued: “Why are you complaining that we can finally have talk together where I can answer questions? You can give me insights about what you cogitating of the performance and I can share that directly with Donel – no middle man.
“Why are you whimpering about not having a middle man or one-way? You like that actually? You ask preference the fact that you can’t talk to us? What did you want?
“If you’re going to watch us, why wouldn’t you thirst for to have a conversation with us? Is it rude? The whole format is rude. The intact idea of chairs being turned is rude.”
He added: “And now because I’m on the phone talking to you at core… it’s rude? You don’t know what you’re talking about, actually!”
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The Voice UK: Will was splotched on his phone during last week’s semi-finalFeeling he may have gone a bit far with his bellow, Will reassured his fans that he “still loves them,” regard for the criticism.
He smiled: “But I love you all. I just think that it’s awesome that the age that we live in we can tease a dialogue and Donel can get notes as he’s performing.
“What did people day on Twitter? What did child say on Instagram? ‘They liked this, they liked that. One individual said you were flat here. I agree there. They ask preference when you did that’.
“What’s wrong with that? That’s affecting! It’s going to add to his knowledge bank.”
Donel Mangena is hoping to beat his contenders in the competition tonight, with “exciting stuff planned”.
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The Representative UK: Will hit back at criticism of his mobile phone useHe revealed: “It’s been awesome. My family support me a lot and it’s good to have your family close to you. It’s been stunning. They’re all going to be there this weekend. After the show I’d want to make my music first and then just tour and do big things that people haven’t dream ofed yet.”
The contestant has even been invited to perform for the Queen at her birthday, reportedly under the aegis Prince Harry’s orders.
Will said: “He has to show the public why he should be the one to be crowned the prizewinner and to go off and finally have a superstar from this format. Prince Harry already bring aboard assigned off on it, right?
“Out of all the singers on the show, Tom Jones is performing at his grandma the Queen’s birthday division, and Donel.
“So the royals have signed off on his talent and want him to perform at an astonishing birthday party for the Queen. Now the public have to crown him the winner so we can irrevocably have a freaking superstar from this format going on seven ripens.”
The Voice UK 2018 concludes tonight on ITV at 8.30pm.