Tony Lucca: Covering Britney Spears On ‘The Voice’ Was ‘Therapeutic’
First Published: April 24, 2012 2:44 PM EDT Credit: NBC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “The Voice’s” Tony Lucca isn’t running away from his “Mickey Mouse Club” past!
On Monday’s show he performed a cover of one of Britney Spear’s biggest hits, which he said was both enjoyable and “therapeutic.”
Coach Christina Aguilera has previously called her former “MMC” co-star “one dimensional,” but the singer/celebrity coach had high praise for Tony’s take on Britney’s “…Baby One More Time,” which some thought might be a playful jab at his harshest critic.
“Shenanigans aside, [we thought] how could we do it musically so that it’s credible and worthy of like moving onto the next level,” Tony told Access Hollywood about performing the Britney song in front of Christina. “We did that and then after that it was all icing on the cake for there to be a ton of subtext and layers of context.”
Tony – whose coach on the show is Adam Levine – told Access that he wanted to perform his former co-star’s song similar to how British rock Band Travis has covered it and thinking it would freeing experience.
“Me coming on ‘The Voice’ was coming full circle, the '[Mickey] Mouse Club’, [and] doing a Britney Spears song in front of Christina Aguilera, we just like did a lap!” he continued. “It was sort of therapeutic to get out there and be like, ‘OK, this is my story, this moment is my whole life, let’s do this!”
And Christina was fond of his choice.
“You put a different twist on the song and I enjoyed it, I thoroughly enjoyed it, nice job,” she said, even suggesting a “MMC” reunion. “Let’s get Britney Spears out here on this stage and let’s do a real Mickey Mouse Club reunion and get Justin [Timberlake] too.”
Though a “MMC” reunion is unlikely, Tony would be there if the musical planets aligned.
“If [Christina] came in and said, ‘Let’s make it happen,’ it wouldn’t take much more to get everyone else on board. I think it’d be awesome,” he told Access. “I’m definitely onboard for the reunion.”
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