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A recap of the performance that broke Delta Goodrem on last night's episode of The Voice.

No.

It’s round 34853 of The Voice and everyone keeps… crying.

The most bizarre moment of the season so far came last night when two acts from Team Delta went head to head, only to have the judges cry so hard they couldn’t actually comment on the performance. Then Delta was crying so much she had to physically leave the set and be consoled by producers, before returning and making an objectively incorrect choice about who to bring with her in the finals.

Watch what happened. Post continues after video.

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It’s Australian TV at its finest and it’s essential we start from the beginning:

Four weeks ago, we met approximately seven million performers during the blind auditions. At least 30 times, we gasped and said, ‘oh my gosh, he/she’s the next Adele/Sam Smith/Ariana Grande/Ed Sheeran, etc.,’ only to watch the most talented people be eliminated for no reason during the knockouts.

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YOU WERE ROBBED, VOLI K.

This week, it was time for the battle rounds, where two entirely incomparable performers must sing the same song to compete for a spot in the finals.

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Does the song always suit one singer far more than the other? Yes.

Does the decision about who wins often appear to have little to do with the battle itself and everything to do with the holistic potential of the performer in the Australian music industry? Always.

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Congratulations, you're pretty much already a celebrity.

So, last night, Team Delta had their final battle - between 18-year-old Daniel Shaw, and The Voice's first ever trio, The Koi Boys (you can't just have one human versing three humans but... never mind).

Delta chose the song Let It Be by The Beatles, which was fine, until one of The Koi Boys started to cry.

He explained that the lyrics made him think of the recent Christchurch attacks, which were particularly distressing to the trio because they're from New Zealand, and had been in Christchurch when it happened.

Genuinely sad.

Genuinely touching.

But then it came time to perform.

Daniel Shaw played piano, with The Koi Boys standing opposite him. As far as performances on The Voice go, it really was very good.

It was about halfway through the song, however, when the tears started.

First, it was Delta.

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U OK?
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Then it was Kelly.

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Make it stop.

Then it was literally everyone.

When the performance finished, Kelly was asked for her comments. But she couldn't... speak. "I don't think I'm ready to talk," she told host Sonya Kruger, holding back tears.

Guy then weighed in, but soon started to cry, which interfered with his ability to give constructive feedback.

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'There's a single tear for each of you.'
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That's when Delta, still crying from the performance, lost her words.

"I just feel very strange about this moment..." she said. "Because it's very beyond a competition."

"I feel just... I'm sorry I'm trying to find my words," she continued, before pausing.

Given the conspicuous silence, Sonya encouraged Delta to take a moment, and she walked off set.

She told a group of producers that it really is very hard what with the singing and the emotion and the competition, and they halfheartedly agreed that yes, it must be hard to be paid a rumoured TWO MILLIONS DOLLARS PER SEASON to watch people sing.

Eventually, Delta composed herself and took her place in her ridiculously oversized chair to deliver her final decision.

The Koi Boys - the group who had been affected by the Christchurch attacks and made an entire room of people cry just moments ago - wouldn't be going through to the finals.

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WTAF.

No, instead it would be 18-year-old Daniel. Who, of course, is very talented.

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It's just that THE WHOLE SHOW STOPPED FOR 10 MINUTES BECAUSE NO ONE COULD SPEAK BECAUSE THEY WERE CRYING AND THEN THE GROUP THAT MADE THEM ALL CRY WAS ELIMINATED.

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What is wrong with all of you.

But we remained calm.

Because, as everyone knows, the rules of The Voice state that each judge gets to choose a 'wild card' act after the battle rounds, to take through to the finals.

Surely, we thought, Delta would choose The Koi Boys for that.

But... no.

She chose a young man named Sheldon.

Who, again, is a very good performer.

BUT WHY DID THE SHOW STOP FOR EVERYONE'S TEARS WHEN THEY HAD PRECISELY NO CONSEQUENCE ON ANYONE'S DECISION.

In the final moments of last night's episode, Delta did, however, acknowledge The Koi Boys. No, they wouldn't be making it to the finals of The Voice. But they were invited on tour with Delta at the end of the year as her support act.

Which is lovely.

But if they're so talented, why aren't they in the finals? And what is the point of this show if making a whole room full of people cry doesn't allow you to win?

Were The Koi Boys... too talented for The Voice?

Perhaps.

But they're just the latest example of the extent to which this show doesn't make sense.

And that's why we can't stop watching.

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