On last night’s big post-Super Bowl season premiere of “The Voice”, Tony Lucca was the last to take the stage, and he sung a fantastically soulful rendition of “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne. He told Carson Daly that he wasn’t sure that judge Christina Aguilera was going to recognize him from their days when they were on “The Mickey Mouse Club” together.
Sure enough, after all four judges turned their chairs — Tony ultimately chose to be on Adam Levine’s team — Xtina spoke to him as if he was any other contestant, with no look of recognition on her face. Then Lucca says his name and… nothing.
It was only after he walked off-stage that “suddenly” Aguilera realized who he was. Not sure if she was reminded by a producer or she came to the realization on her own. But eventually there was a reunion, which seemed a touch less sincere than it would have five minutes earlier.
Watch the clip above, and click here for the full recap of the season premiere. While you’re here, click on the links below for more from a very busy weekend:
— Jimmy Fallon welcomes Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Dave Tollefson from the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants [Late Night with Jimmy Fallon]
— Last night’s top-rated Super Bowl ad was this Doritos one where a dog tries to cover up something bad he did to a cat [Super Bowl Ads]
— Madonna did a nice job during the halftime… too bad M.I.A. decided to give 120 million people the finger [Associated Press]