Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC © NBC Universal, Inc. Photo: Trevin Hunte Performs on The Voice Season 3 Live Semi-Finals, Dec. 10, 2012

The Voice Season 3 has had plenty of shocking eliminations this season, and Team Cee Lo’s Trevin Hunte is at the top of our list. When the soulful singer didn't make it through to the finals on the Dec. 11 live results show, we were all surprised, but we know he'll still go far.

While there were plenty of front runners this season, each with their own unique style and talents, this young singer wowed us from the start. Let’s break the Top 5 reasons the 18-year-old singer should have won The Voice:

5. He’s a fan favorite.

From day one, Trevin impressed the heck out of everyone. Not only did three of the coaches turn for him after his blind audition of “Listen” from Dreamgirls, but he also frequently received standing ovations from the entire audience. He went on to win his battle round against the equally-powerful-and-talented Amanda Brown, and was voted in by America every week — until last night.

4. He showcases raw emotion, but still lets loose sometimes!

Music helped Trevin get through tough times, and he definitely brings his emotions to every song. Sometimes his performances are so powerful that it brings tears to our eyes, and since he’s felt like an “underdog” all his life, we’re rooting for him twice as much. He commands the stage in a different way than rockers like Terry McDermott and Cassadee Pope, but at the end of the day, all eyes are still on him. However, we must note that we liked seeing him let loose in an afro wig during his team's performance of Bee Gees' “Stayin’ Alive,” too!

Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC © NBC Universal, Inc. Photo: Trevin Hunte in Knockout Round

3. He isn’t afraid to change.

We were a bit worried about Trevin always picking ballads, but he switched it up a bit with Usher's "Scream" and Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine." While those weren't his best performances, we appreciate that he hopped around to different genres on the show, and will hopefully do that in his post-Voice career!

2. He’s not afraid to take risks.

Yes, ballads are Trevin’s forte, but tackling pop diva’s biggest hits is still a major risk. Since the songs he chooses are so famous, people expect to hear them done a certain way, and most times, he sings tracks originally written for women, which means the key has to be changed.With his incredible range, he pulls it off, and we think this could take him far as an artist.

1. He has the voice.

All in all, Trevin has the voice. We mean the once-in-a-lifetime kind of voice that impresses everyone that hears him. Although a lot of the other artists are more unique or quirky, he has the type of sound and style that has wowed many generations, and we think he could continue to do so for decades to come.

Do you think Trevin should have won The Voice? Tell us below!

Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.

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