March 24, 2015
Philadelphia street performer Anthony Riley abruptly left the NBC music competition television show "The
Voice," celebrity coach Pharrell Williams announced on Monday's episode.
Riley had been a fan and judge favorite, earning the fastest four-chair turn in the show's history and praise from the music icons for his first on-air performance of James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good).”
The exact reason for his sudden departure is unknown aside from the “personal reasons,” stated by Williams.
Twitter fans shared their assumptions for his departure following the announcement, including reluctance to compete against fellow crowd favorite and Pittsburgh native Mia Z.
Riley has not commented.
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