Anthony Riley of Team Pharrell would no longer be part of The Voice Season 8.
According to Pharrell, the street singer from Philadelphia Anthony Riley will not be back on the show due to “personal reasons.” As a result, The Voice performed its first ever three-way knockout round in the history of the competition.
NBC, however, did not release any statement on Riley’s reason for leaving. Rumor has it that he refused to be paired up with co-member Mia Z but this report from social media is not yet confirmed.
Jett Prescott, a person claiming to be Riley’s friend said via Twitter:
Praying for @iamanthonyriley. He is indeed working through very personal life matters affecting his ability to commit to #TheVoice