Christine Aguilera raised some eyebrows on ‘The Voice‘ this week when she tore into fellow Mouseketeer Tony Lucca, but if she was hoping to use that to get him off the show, it backfired, our sources over at NBC say.
Judges on ‘The Voice’ are there to judge, but Christina Aguilera took it a little overboard according to even her diehard fans when she tore into singer and fellow Mouseketeer Tony Lucca this week. She’s known for being somewhat prickly, but she couldn’t even look him in the eye when she slammed his performance calling him one dimensional while his wife and family got to look on. Most judges on the show are competitive for their own team, and the songstress seems to have quite the rivalry with mentor Adam Levine, but even he was taken aback by her vitriol. This was the first time she’s been this harsh and many think it started with this supportive tweet from Justin Timberlake.
I guess this means that Alicia Keyes can’t tweet any support for friend and backup singer Jermaine Paul or else she’ll have broken Aguilera’s unspoken rule. One of our good sources over at the network felt Aguilera was a little out of line. “Christina is known for being frank, but I think her being so mean to Tony Lucca was purely personal. If she was hoping to get rid of him by being nasty, it completely backfired and garnered him some strong supporters and just adding more to the anti-Aguilera movement that’s been steadily growing.” Many of Aguilera’s hardcore fans felt she had stepped over the line to make a point.
Adam Levine was heard to say “Well she guaranteed Tony [Lucca] not going home this week with that!”
For those that haven’t heard about this, below is the full comment Aguilera made.
Aguilera didn’t help herself any after Levine commented “That was honest…” when she retorted, “You were honest about Lindsay [Pavao], so I’ll be honest about Tony.”
Another source over at the show said, “Christina’s definitely got some bitterness with Adam since his popularity has soared after being on the show while hers has stayed the same. Let’s face it, she had a rough year, and The Voice brought her career back to life so you’d think she’d appreciate the second chance but she’s not one to appreciate much.”
So it looks like Tony Lucca may have been saved for another week or two. I personally through his performance was okay, not stellar. Most of Adam’s team wasn’t so good compared to Cee Lo Green’s, but Aguilera’s mouth helped keep Lucca from being in the bottom three anyway.