The Voice, Ray Boudreaux, Matthew Schuler, Jacquie Lee, Caroline Pennell, Tessanne Chin, James Wolpert

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Even after four seasons and countless elimination episodes of The Voice, host Carson Daly still hates to see contestants get the boot.

"It's hard. I mean at this point, you know, it's not a cliché," Daly tells us after Tuesday night's episode. "We've been doing the show for a long time, especially me, because I start early…so I get in with the families early on and you know, I'm pulling for them. But we had a great group. I was surprised Matthew Schuler was even in the bottom three, but he was saved."

The insta-save is a new aspect of The Voice, where fans can save their favorites instantaneously via Twitter.  When it was announced, we were skeptical. But we have to admit, it makes the elimination episodes much more thrilling.

Unfortunately, Blake Shelton's team member in the bottom three didn't get the instant save, and Ray Boudreaux was sent home.

"It sucks, because I can't help but feel responsible for it any time I see one of my team members go home, and it doesn't get easier or change from season after season," Shelton tells us backstage. "You know, I think that one of the best things this show has ever done is group us all together as competing against each other instead of waiting until the finale to compete against each other. It's better for the show, but it's tough as a coach, as a guy who has relationships with these people, and you know, I feel fortunate to have made it this far with a couple of people, but it doesn't make it any easier to see Ray go home."

To hear from the eliminated contestants about being sent home, watch our exclusive interviews below!

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