Good thing The Voice has a boxing ring on set, because Christina's about to punch out Justin Timberlake. Turns out that JT has stayed in touch with Tony Lucca ever since their Mickey Mouse Club days, and he tweeted his support for Lucca and Team Adam on Monday.
"Tony Lucca @luccadoes performs LIVE tonight on #TheVoice," he posted. Tune in and vote for my boy!!! #realtalent."At which point, Xtina gets like, Uh-oh, it's on!
Now, before we get to that heated exchange, let's get through a few tense words of our own. I know there's a ton of Tony Lucca fans who read these recaps. And I love his awesome cover of Daniel Johnston's "Devil Town" as much as anyone, especially when it was used so well on Friday Night Lights. But I just don't think his version of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" is anything special. When he drops the falsetto parts down to a lower key, he can sing everything more easily, but he destroys all the vulnerability in those high notes, when Gabriel's voice almost cracks. And what the heck is Lucca doing slapping those fans' hands so excitedly? We're supposed to hear his heart breaking! This song's dedicated to the guy who gave some lady his heart, and she left it at the Gas N Sip, remember?
Christina is obviously peeved. "Hi Tony," she says, sighing. "Obviously we go back." (Imagine Lil Xtina and Kiddie Tony fighting over Mickey Mouse ears. So cute!) "I thought that was a good performance, I just find it to be very one-dimensional." Then she continues: "Obviously, you have me and your old Mouseketeer buddies behind you, and Justin in particular, but I hope this is about the voice, rather than a celebrity sway."You can say what you will about Christina, but even when she's not nice, she always tells it like it is. Even Adam has to respect that. "That was honest," he admits. "Honest is good."
Besides, celebrity endorsements feel kinda tacky on a show that's supposedly searching for raw talent alone. And that should make me want to DITCH HIM. But he's been better in previous weeks, so I'll give him another chance. Let's KEEP HIM TIL TOMORROW, and hope that Timberlake backs off.
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