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'The Voice': Christina Aguilera grabs center stage, like it or not

May 1, 2012 | 12:04 pm

Christina Aguilera on "The Voice"

On Monday's episode of "The Voice," which saw the remaining eight singers perform in the semifinal, it was a Christina Aguilera world ... in case the tiara didn't tip you off.

The pant-less pop diva wanted viewers to know she was the first to consider "How Do You Like Me Now" as a song choice for one of her contestants. She wanted to remind them she knows what it's like to sing "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" — because, lest you forget, she performed it at the Grammys five years ago. She wanted them to see her leotard and tiara, so she strutted up to the stage (twice). And when it came to her former Mousketeer-mate Tony Lucca, she wanted to make it clear she was rooting for Katrina Parker to be the last one standing on Team Adam. 

"I don't know where it comes from," Lucca said of Aguilera's one-woman attempt to take him out of the competition. Perhaps she's bitter she couldn't land a spot on Emerald Cove with the older "MMC" crew? Lucca speculates old riffs may be coming into play.

But, hey, at least Lucca didn't call her a five-letter name, like boy band sensation "The Wanted" did recently after feeling snubbed by the songstress. And while all the remaining contestants told Show Tracker that Aguilera is the judge they fear hearing comments from the most post-performance, Jamar Rogers (Team Cee Lo) still has love for her, no matter how harsh her comments can be.

"This is someone who — I bought her very first album ... and here she is telling me she is a fan of mine," Rogers said post-show. "Nothing can beat that."

Tell it to the judge ... no, really, she'd like that.

"American Idol" vs. "The Voice"

Each week our experts and readers rank the best of the best between the two blockbuster singing competitions. Last week, "American Idol's" Jessica Sanchez came out on top. Who will be the favorite this week? Use the poll below to vote. Check out last week's performances and see what our judges had to say at latimes.com/idol-voice.

 

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— Yvonne Villarreal

twitter.com/villarrealy

Photo: Christina Aguilera during Monday's episode of "The Voice." Credit: NBC.

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