The final four contestants of the NBC singing contest series "The Voice" took to the stage on Monday a day before the season 2 finale, with what has become expected drama from dominant coaches Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine.
Monday's pre-finale episode saw the two butt heads once again with regard to Levine's contestant, Tony Lucca. The Michigan native, whose history of appearing on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" with Aguilera when they were younger has been a dominant storyline on "The Voice," has drawn mostly lukewarm and negative critiques from Aguilera.
The show’s meanest coach has been inexplicably hating on the fan-favorite finalist since day one, and her wrath came out so strongly May 7 that Adam Levine reportedly had to step in and shut her down!
Christina was said to be offended by Tony’s decision to sing Jay-Z‘s “99 Problems,” leading to a pre-show clash with Adam, who nobly stepped up to bat for his artist. Adam publicly squashed the feud by baring a “Team Xtina” shirt during the live show, but Christina wasn’t ready to make nice as easily.
“Your beautiful wife and your daughter and family are here tonight, and I just thought the lyrical connotation was a little derogatory towards women,” she told Tony after his performance, though she did acknowledge he “sounded great.” Christina was also nowhere to be seen when Adam and Tony performed their duet.
I’m sorry, but since when is Christina a shining beacon of female empowerment? And what exactly would she choose as an anthem for her cause? “Dirrty”? Because I’m pretty sure that little chart topper — and its accompanying music video, rife with ass-less chaps — represented women in the worst light possible.
And this was merely the latest in a long line of disses Christina served to Tony throughout the season. It began when she didn’t recognize him during his audition, despite starring alongside him in The Mickey Mouse Club for two years in the ’90s, the continued as she delivered harsh, irrational critiques of his performances.
“I hope this is really a contest about the voice,” Christina said one week. “I think there are just better voices on the show, rather than a celebrity sway kind of thing.” She’s also accused Tony of being a one-note performer.
“All of the other coaches have been pretty respectful about each other’s choices, but now it seems like she’s just flat-out trying to get me out of here,” Tony told People earlier this month.
I don’t know what Christina’s problem is, but it’s clear she’s not on Team Tony. I know it, the viewers know it, and worst of all, Tony knows it. But will her endless tirade against her fellow Mouseketeer cost him the competition? We’ll find out tonight when The Voice crowns the winner of season two!