Dec. 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM ET
Trevin Hunte saw his hopes of a "Voice" victory dashed on Tuesday night, as the 18-year-old was eliminated from the competition just one week before the finals. But there's no need for fans to feel sorry for him. Hunte is happy despite his defeat.
"It's the best feeling in the world, to be honest with you," Hunte told TODAY's Al Roker Wednesday morning. "I get an opportunity to actually start my career, so I'm kind of happy and excited with whatever happens."
Besides, Hunte hopes to reap the rewards of his "Voice" experience even without a win.
"A year from now, you know, I just want to be a successful artist, working on my dream, just creating feel-good music for America and myself," he said.
As for the remaining contestants, Nicholas David, Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott, there's no surprise when it comes to the one Hunte hopes to see win it all in the end.
"To be honest, I want my boy Nicolas David to take it," he said of his former teammate. "You know, I actually want to see Cee Lo (Green) happy. I want Cee Lo to win this season, and I feel like Nicolas is deserving of winning this season."
The live two-hour finale of "The Voice" airs Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
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