There was no love between former Mouseketeers on Monday’s “The Voice.”
Contestant Tony Lucca, who appeared with coach Christina Aguilera, as well as Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake and Keri Russell, on the “Mickey Mouse Club” in the early ‘90s, received a tough critique from his childhood co-star.
“I thought that was a – you know – good performance, but I just find you to be very one dimensional,” Christina told Tony after he performed Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”
“I think there are just better voices on the show than a celebrity-sway kind of thing,” Christina continued, referring to fellow former “MMC” star Justin Timberlake’s Twitter support for Tony.
Coach Adam Levine quickly responded to the critique, snapping “That was honest” to Christina, and adding that he was “proud” of Tony, who is on his team.
Access caught up with Tony backstage following his performance, where he weighed in on Christina’s comments.
“It seems like there are maybe some ulterior motives,” he told Access. “At least it’s hard for me to not read into that as some sort of strategy for her, but at the same time it’s an opinion.”
Adding, “I can’t let her ruffle my feathers.”
Of course, this wasn’t the first awkward moment between Tony and Christina on this season of “The Voice.” Following the singer’s blind audition, Christina did not recognize her former co-star after spinning her chair around.
“The Voice” airs tonight at 9/8c on NBC.