<p><span></span>Viewers of NBC's <em>The Voice</em> were shocked on Tuesday night, when coach <strong>Blake Shelton </strong>chose 16-year-old Xenia and not country cutie Patrick Thomas to advance in the competition. During his run on the show, Patrick bolstered his fan base on Twitter and Facebook -- and captured the heart of coach <strong>Christina Aguilera</strong>, who told him on last week's show that she was still waiting for him to "drop his pants"!</p>
Patrick has no regrets about the show's outcome, and he says he's rooting for his former competitors. "Dia Frampton and Xenia are two incredibly talented women, and they are going nowhere but up from here," Patrick tells Life & Style. Below, Patrick speaks with Life & Style about leaving the show with his head -- and pants -- held high!
Patrick, what happened?
I did all I could, and it's not in my hands.
You probably don't agree with Blake's choice, but do you understand why he picked Xenia?
Absolutely. Both Dia and Xenia are very talented. This is the perfect platform for them and I'm so proud of both of them.
Was this the perfect platform for you?
It was a great platform for me. It wasn't in the plan for me to continue on the show, but I'm still confident I'll have a career and will keep doing this.
Would you have done anything differently -- like drop your trousers for Christina?
[Laughs] no. I would not have dropped my pants. I would like to think that as flattering as that was, I have a little more class than that.
How have you grown from when you started this journey?
It's actually been humbling. You'd think it would do the opposite, but the more time I spend in the limelight, the more I have to tell myself there are a million other people that could be here instead of me, so that helps me stay humble. All I've been trying to do is be thankful and love my fans.
The Voice airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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