On April 29, folk music fans across America slammed their banjos on the ground and broke their washboards in half when duo Midas Whale failed to advance past the knockout rounds on The Voice 2013. The Team Adam Levine duo had the potential to win the entire show, but when pitted against up-and-comer Amber Carrington, failed to impress.

We’re big Amber fans, but the loss of Midas Whale is a travesty on the landscape of singing competitions. Here’s why:

1) They’re the best duo the show has seen

We really thought this would be the year of the duo with Midas Whale and harmony-happy blondes The Morgan Twins wowing in the blind auditions. But somehow the only duo still in the competition is Oklahoma boys The Swon Brothers. Someone please explain how that happened. Midas Whale’s impressive harmonies certainly broke the mold of duos that have come before them on this show. We were sure they’d be the ones to break The Voice’s duo curse.

2) They’re relevant

Umm, Adam, have you turned on a radio recently? It’s a folk invasion out there! And since The Voice has failed to produce a hit-making artist, the show could really use all the relevance it can get. We were so convinced of their staying power in the industry that we wrote an intense piece of prose about their potential to win the entire competition. And we stand by that! Plus, they have their own original music that’s already turned some heads.

3) They’re hilarious

In a competition of sob stories and artists who want use music to make enough money to support their families (you got in the wrong industry), these two are a breath of fresh air. Their light-hearted humor is just what America needs right now.

Do you agree? Should Midas Whale have moved on to the live shows? Weigh in below!