Tony Lucca Brings Beatles Ballad ‘Yesterday’ to ‘The Voice’
It's come down to the final live performances episode, the final four contestants and the final chance for each of them to win over America on 'The Voice,' and what tune does Tony Lucca turn to? None other than the Beatles classic and overwhelmingly-common cover song choice, 'Yesterday.' Maybe it's just us, but do you really want to be singing "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away / Now it looks as though they're here to stay" when you're on one of America's most popular reality TV shows -- on the verge of either winning the whole thing or getting sent home?
That said, Lucca did a fine job with the John Lennon-Paul McCartney-penned tune, which he sang as his coach-contestant duet with Coach Adam Levine. It's hard to put a crazy new twist on an old classic like 'Yesterday' -- which was once named by the Guinness World Records as one of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music -- but short of that, he still did manage to "make it his own," as they say in the business. Call him the former Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer that roared, in a ballad-y Beatles sort of way.
If anything, it was a safe comeback move for Lucca, who clearly offended Coach Christina Aguilera earlier in the night with his take on the potentially misogynistic Jay-Z jam, '99 Problems.' Z raps "I've got 99 problems but a b---- ain't one" -- maybe that's where all his troubles come in? Tune in tomorrow to find out if he troubles are still so far away.