Music, Ridiculous

Christina Aguilera starring in: Another Bad Performance

This. Is. HORRIFYING. Christina Aguilera performed a medley of songs off her latest disappointing album at the AMAs last night and holy shit. This is not a comeback. This is an embarrassing attempt to be relevant.

I was willing to take her new album Lotus¬†in my arms in the small chance that it was going to be like¬†Stripped,¬†or even¬†Back to Basics.¬†But good god, could it be any more apparent that she got the floor scraps from Rihanna, Britney and Ke$ha’s producers?

First of all, the first single off of Lotus¬†(which got horrible reviews btw)¬†is titled “Your Body”. Over the past couple of years, her appearance has shocked pretty much everyone and has been a huge topic whenever Xtina is brought into the conversation. So without listening to the song, you’d think it’d be some kind of body empowerment which is a pretty socially relevant topic. Maybe something a la “Born This Way” by Miz GaGa. But no. It’s about literally fucking bodies. The uncensored version sounds like she really wants to fuck dead bodies. Necrophilia ain’t cool unless there’s a teen novel that idolizes it. Did nobody tell her this? Is she really that hard to work with? Is she really that out of touch? (yes, yes she is.)

Boring. Image via billboard.com

The thing is, Christina is SO out of touch with what’s cool or even relevant, that she can’t even pull of a decent performance. Her AMAs performance is a shitty rip off of not only herself circa her “Beautiful” empowerment era, but a not-even-trying-to-hide-it rip off of Lady Gaga’s last album. Instead of empowering others,¬†Lotus¬†is more of a self-righteous, self-indulgent outcry of “I’m talented, I’M CHRISTINA AGUILERA, the never-as-famous-or-interesting-as-Britney, ipso facto, WORSHIP ME HEATHENS. And buy my shithole album, wink!”

I can’t wait until people stop reveling in her decade ago relevancy/talent and make her actually work for her name. Because for real, that performance wasn’t SHIT. It’s even more disappointing because everyone knows she could do better because of the voice. I mean, it’s cool to have a good voice, but Jesus CHRIST. Find some style. Have a relevant stage show. Look healthy. Do something besides remind us how talented you used to be, and how embarrassing you are now.

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Music: Christina Aguilera’s new song is no comeback material

I don’t know how I feel about Xtina’s new song “Your Body”. It’s not horrible by any means, because it sounds just like most things on the radio right now, without autotune because baby gurl has that shit built in. But it’s not a “holy shit, that’s my new jam” kind of song. The hook is alright but forgettable, because as I am writing this post I forgot the name of the song and any melody it had. Not that I have an amazing memory, but still. If this song is any indication of her new album, we might be in a similar situation to her previous album fiasco¬†Bionic.¬†

PLZ FIND INSPIRATION TO BE GREAT AGAIN. Image via youknowyoucare.com

I just don’t get what she’s doing. If you have a voice like Christina Aguilera, you need to pick songs worthy of Christina Aguilera’s voice, not something Ke$ha took a next-morning-whiskey shit on and then passed over. Of course I’m exaggerating because the song isn’t THAT bad, but it’s not up to the standard that we all have in our head of Christina Aguilera. Remember¬†Beautiful, ¬†or anything she did before¬†Bionic?¬†That shit was gold because it had personality. But lately it’s like she’s chasing trends that started 5 years ago, and it is NOT working in her favor. Diva legends don’t chase old trends; they hire talented enough people to create their next award-winning image for them¬†create new ones. Xtina isn’t doing herself any favors by picking songs that are infinitely forgettable.

Where’d her¬†Stripped¬†passion go? Shit, even¬†Back to Basics?¬†Did being rich and comfortable ruin her ability to put out a good album? Or is she just an amazing voice with little artistic fury? Only time will tell. But if personality-disordered Britney can put out AMAZING fucking albums AND be on a TV show just like Xtina (what is this, 1999 again?), then I just don’t know about this girl.

(And please, there is no way there is an Xtina Britney feud because of their “warring” shows. Our Princess of Pop Brit-Brit is too medicated to give a shit about mostly everything.)

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On the fence: Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera has definitely been going through a poo-poo streak as of late. Her last album release was a strange mix of WTF and “I’m sexy dammit, I’M SEXY!!!” She’s gained some weight to the joy and chagrin of many, been called a drunk, a bitch, a cow,¬†got her period at Etta James’ funeral, went through a divorce and had her latest album bomb. Holy moly. It’s all to a lesser degree compared to our Brit-brit, but still. Xtina has been in some shitty shit too.

Nevertheless, all the shit-talking that has been surrounding her poo-poo attitude about everything, I decided it was time to examine what makes Xtina so very X-ey about her.

The Evidence

Xtina has never come off as a nice, personable person. At her high school prom, everybody walked off the dance floor when her single “Genie in a Bottle” came on. Granted, high school kids are total jealous freaks who would obviously be pissed that their science fair project on carpet cleaners got upstaged by the voice of a generation. But maybe she was just rude too and everyone hated her.¬†0

Stripped was quite possibly one of the best pop albums of the last decade. For real. +20 

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Her diva attitude is no surprise. When you have a voice like Christina, it’s understandable. But the girl isn’t some weird genius musician who can get away with it. She forgets lyrics to the National Anthem, makes¬†The Voice¬†do reshoots (allegedly) if she looks fat in any shots and hasn’t put out a hit song by herself in many years. -5¬†

The last one is ok, but her style has always sort of been…off. Image via hollywooddame.com

She doesn’t have any good luck when it comes to publicity. Mtv totally screwed her on the publicity front during the infamous 3-way-ish kiss between herself, Madonna and Britney. Brit and M kissed first, and during Xtina’s smooch the camera cut to Britney‘s fresh ex-bf Justin Timberlake (GAWWWWWD I miss the Britney-Christina-JT drama!! Those were the days) Sadsies!¬†0¬†

Her latest album¬†Bionic¬†was a complete conceptual mess! Remember that song MIA wrote for her and she totally botched?! She tried to sing like MIA and it did not¬†work. Which sucks because it’s a cool song but, no.¬†-3

She went on tour with Justin Timberlake. The Stripped/Justified tour.¬†WHY DIDN’T I GOOO!!!?!?!?¬†+6

Her style is super weird. Granted many in the bubblegum pop era dressed like shit. But X-tina has never been a fashionista, and that’s failing part of your Pop Star Grade, honey.¬†-1¬†

She sings live in concert. Which, sadly, for a singer, is something cool and impressive. +10

Her feud with Adam Levine is weird. How could anyone feud with the lead singer of Maroon 5, unless it’s all staged drama for ratings and to keep people talking about them (smart move, guys!) -2

The Score

25.¬†I guess she isn’t all¬†that bad. Her style is bad, but¬†Stripped¬†is one great pop album, and she has a nice voice. Good luck I guess?

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Celebrité, Forever Young, Music

Forever Young: Britney, Christina, Justin

Holy shit. Christina Aguilera was better at 8 than all of us now. Combined.

Britney at 10!!!! So cute!!! Great outfit, and she’s singing live! Love can build a bridge people, don’t you thing it’s time?

Justin, what a cute little kid. I don’t think anyone who was on Star Search and won did anything with their life. Seriously, from years of watching E! True Hollywood Story and VH1, nobody famous ever won that show, they always lost. It just goes to show, you can never, ever give up.

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Celebrité, Infuriation, Ridiculous

Celebrit√©: How has this gone unnoticed? Christina Aguilera’s fragrance ads are lying

Photo via fragrantica.com

Ok. What?

While searching for the SNL Downton Abbey skit on Kabletown, I came across this ad for Christina Aguilera’s fragrance blandly titled Royal Desire. Buuutttt something seems a little off, as I don’t remember when she looked like that. Nobody does!

She is much curvier than ad executives would like us to think. But who cares! Photo via yeeeah.com

She is much curvier than ad executives would like us to think. But who cares! Photo via yeeeah.com

Now, this is not meant to lambast dear Xtina or her body: She’s an amazing singer who is going through a bit of an awkward phase professionally and I can only assume personally. But I don’t really think placing ads everywhere of her looking like she did when her music career began is helping anything, especially the sales of her fragrance.

What, do these ad execs really think we don’t read the internet EVERYDAY and see posts and pictures about Christina Aguilera from the past 2 years? She’s on TV every week for christsake! It’s just insulting, to Christina and the public. I mean, it is HER they are using to sell this fragrance, right? Nobody knows her as a size 0 anymore, she’s curvy!

I’m pretty sure these pictures were taken a while ago, but still. If your spokesperson, or the woman who “created” the fragrance, grew an arm out of her face, and EVERYONE knew about it, wouldn’t you need to have a picture with the arm-face on the product you’re selling?

And really, I fucking hate the “embrace the curvy” or “How I lost the weight of a small child” type shit in People¬†magazine¬†parades around. People gain weight, and they lose it. It’s really not that interesting. But at least be honest about it. It’s human!

 

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Celebrité

Celebrit√©: Christina Aguilera just can’t catch a break

That sucks. Photo via thesuperficial.com

That sucks. Photo via thesuperficial.com

Oh good lord. Pictures and videos have been running around the internet showing Christina Aguilera getting her period while singing at Etta James’ funeral. Oh. My GOD. Middle school nightmare come true!

That’s pretty much the worst thing I’ve seen in a while. Because it’s really not a big deal, but it’s still embarrassing to the point where millions of people have not only seen her be kind of a hot mess for the past couple of years, but also fudge up the lyrics to the National Anthem, be made fun of for her weight gain and then get your period at a legend’s funeral. She needs a new album of Stripped¬†caliber like, yesterday. (Her best album eva!)

It seems like in terms of bad luck in Hollywood, the greater the crazy and misfortune, the faster the return. At Xtina’s rate, she’s gonna sneeze and shart in a white dress on live TV any day now.

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