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Tony Lucca may not have won season two of The Voice, but he left quite an impression on audiences — and coach Adam Levine. Not only did he have a special beef with his former Mickey Mouse Club co-star, Voice coach Christina Aguilera, but he also sang a memorable — and risky — version of Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.”
Lucca’s unorthodox choices have paid off it seems because Levine has signed the singer to his own record label, 222 Records.
Lucca plans to release an album next year.
“It’s cool to see how a gut instinct can manifest itself in such unimaginable ways,” said Lucca. “Working with Adam on The Voice truly was an opportunity of a lifetime. Thinking back to the blind auditions, Adam said he thought I was going to have an amazing career and that he wanted to be a part of it. It’s so cool to see him stay true to his word in such a meaningful way.”
Lucca was Levine’s final contestant on season two of The Voice, but lost to Blake Shelton’s team member, Jermaine Paul. During the season, Lucca’s cover of Hugo’s version of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” propelled Lucca to the #3 spot on iTunes Overall Singles sales chart and #1 on iTunes Rock Singles chart.
Additionally, in 2011, Lucca appeared as himself on NBC’s Parenthood performing his song “Like Love.”
Levine’s 222 Records, which has also signed artists Matthew Morrison, Diego Boneta and Rozzi Crane, was launched in February 2012.
Levine is currently looking for his new crop of talented artists during the blind audition portion of season three of The Voice. On Tuesday, the NBC show was renewed for a fourth and fifth season.
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