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After stumbling vocally at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy bash Saturday night, I was bracing myself from the moment I saw Christina Aguilera make her diva-like entrance to the stage during the Grammy telecast. I knew she was singing the James Brown classic "It's Man's Man's Man's World" from a Gold Derby tip-off, but was afraid it was going to be a strained mess.

Christina Aguilera took the stage, and it was over. Forget about Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears — this girl mopped the floor with all of their wigs, took names, and didn't stop to apologize. Not since Mary J. Blige's jaw-dropping performance of "No More Drama" back in 2002 have I been so moved by a live television performance. Everyone around me was speechless.

Entertainment Weekly raved "Everyone knows Aguilera's got pipes — but probably not even her most devoted fans could've imagined her channeling James Brown with the magnetic fervor she displayed tonight." They go on to say "Crouched on the floor, clutching the mic stand, and belting full-throttle from beginning to end, Xtina didn't so much sing 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World' as she did unleash it on her mesmerized audience. This is the 2007 Grammy performance to remember; the Godfather of Soul would be proud."

People magazine held a post-telecast poll in which people voted on the performance, and 90% of those that voted claimed there "ain't no other woman like Xtina". The official Grammy press release boasted "The mighty Aguilera delivered a memorable, perhaps legendary, performance of James Brown's 'It's A Man's World'." The Post-Gazette said "In a tribute to James Brown, Aguilera, in dazzling white suit, offered a scorching (and screaming) version of "It's a Man's Man's World."

I enjoyed most of the performances Sunday night, especially that of the laughing all the way to the Grammy press room Dixie Chicks, but the Philadelphia Inquirer was less than impressed than I — with the exception of one woman. "Unfortunately, few of the performers made the most of their time, with many of the production numbers rehashing hits of decades ago, as if the music industry's best prescription for a troubled future was to listlessly revive the past. Exceptions included a knockout performance by Christina Aguilera on James Brown's 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World'."

After she tore up the stage with the scorching number where she did justice to the late great soul singer — emulating him like a pro — the entire stadium leapt to its feet.  Jamie Foxx and Dixie Chick Martie Maguire were among those who looked floored by the electrifying performance. You could read Jamie's lips as he smirked and said "That's the shit right there", and Martie turned to the person next to her and said "Wow."

Within hours of the telecast, Aguilera's now Grammy winning album Back to Basics (she won her fourth for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Ain't No Other Man") shot from near #400 all the way to #23 on Amazon.com, and I would say expect that same kind of jump on the Billboard chart come next week.

Often criticized for her emotionless oversinging as she is for her sexy image, Aguilera surprised even me, a long time fan. She pulled this performance from the depths of her soul and spilled it all over that stage like it was her dying day. I was so speechless and floored by the performance it took me a few seconds to realize I had tears in my eyes. 

James Brown is smiling in his grave.

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  • Clancy

    Christina really made one her best performance to date.. proving COVE’s countdown of naming her as the #1 best vocalist.

  • Jim

    Her performance stole the show! She is soooo much more than just a pop singer.

  • Michael

    I am one HUGE Christina Aguilera fan, and I always knew she had an amazing voice, but my jaw literally dropped when I saw her last night. That was the absolute best performance I’ve seen of her to date. I love love love her!!!

  • Krystle

    I have been an fan of Christina for years now and that performance assured me why I respect her as an artist. She is surely the best female vocalist her generation.

  • xtinagodmotherofsoul

    that was seriously a legensary performance….. noone can touch her now….

  • http://360.yahoo.com/donnaja1231 Donna A.

    I have always thought she had a nice voice. Better than any in her age group.
    Donna A.

  • T-Brown

    Christina has set the stage for the next level of her career. We’ve known for years that she is more than a pop singer. Put this performance above the level of Michael Jackson on his first solo performance. I’m so glad that I was able to see it.

  • Pako

    your article is great. I’m not a fan of her and I admit she was oh so great. This girl is light years away ahead of other singers. Great review!

  • Alexandra

    meh, wasnt feeling it. She tries too hard.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    “meh, wasnt feeling it. She tries too hard.”

    I dare to imagine what you’d think of James Brown perforances if you think SHE tried too hard.

  • Samy

    Christina gave a one-of-a-kind perfomance at the 2007 Grammy’s, and the high note she hit (Besides the one by the end) was just shockingly mesmerizing!
    A message to the world: The Genie has come a long way, y’all!

  • LUIS

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA, FUE LA MEJOR DE LA NOCHE Y ESA FORMA DE CANTAR NO SE OLVIDARA EN MUCHOS AÑOS, ESTOY ORGULLOSO DE SER FAN DE UNA CANTANTE QUE SE CONSAGRA CON PURO TALENTO.

  • TG

    Still one of the best voices around, her performance had me in AWE. I couldn’t help but to clap,..and I was at home!

  • JEFF

    BRITTNEY WHO ???

  • Paul

    I was not surprised to hear and see that performance. Her back-to-back songs, “Mercy On Me” and “Save Me From Myself” (Back To Basics album)show her unimaginable vocal command. As my voice teacher said, “What an instrument!” But, beyond the “instrument”, she’s an artist. That performace put her in a class by herself. It was stunning beyond words.

  • amy

    I LOVE Christina but am I the only one who heard the wrong high note. Don’t get me wrong, she’s the main reason I watched the show but I know what I heard, please someone else tell me they know what I’m talking about.

  • Wanda

    Christina is a ‘real’ singer. You cannot compare her to these ‘want-to-be’ singers! Hands down, she has it all tied-up. You definitely have to give credit where its due. Give it to her! So stop all of your negative comments! Christina is a ‘REAL’ singer! Everyone in the audience knew this, and everyone sitting at home could never, ever say Christina A. did not mesmerize them. On top of everything, she’s beautiful and so refreshingly HUMBLE! Is that a package or what!

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crotchytheclown crotchy the clown

    Out`A control but totally under control-mission impossible.She and the old rollin stones would be once in a life time.

  • odde

    amazing! jaw-dropping!

  • Anne

    Well, honestly, i don’t like her! BUT DAMN! The girls sings perfectly!

    She really is perfect with a mic!

  • jrock1956

    LAdies and Gentleman! That was a historic performance. She has added to her fan base tenfold with that! I’ve been a James Brown fan since about 1966. And this was the real deal. It will change the way she performs from now own!

  • Nikii

    Christina will go down as the best singer of our time..not Madonna, Brittany and let me laugh Jessica Simpson……when she made Lady Marmalade ….Pink specically said she has never heard a voice like that…(not an exact quote_….

  • rw2336

    OH MY GOD!! I literally had chills up my spine. Christina’s voice is so amazing. I am a Christina Aguilera fan but she really surprised me with this one. I was floored! I had to download her performance immediately and I can’t stop watching it.

  • http://www.breakingwindows.com/ Ken Edwards

    There is no way that was Christina Aguilera. That was quite unexpected.

  • Angela

    Hands down best performance of the night. I don’t know about having tears in my eyes (lol), but you have to give Cristina A. respect. She defiantly is the Voice of her generation. This is coming from somebody that can’t stand her.

  • Barb J

    ASTOUNDING. She STOLE, STOLE, STOLE the show. Period.

  • grizz

    i just can’t say enough good things about this girl. for those people who still don’t give her the recognition she deserves, i hope that performance changed your mind. her albums are amazing and she is absolutely beautiful. christina you ROCK……

  • SashaQueen

    Christina Aguilera really delivered an exquisite performance that left everyone crying and at the same time in awe! Her voice was spot on as she delivered the goods with her soulful number. She is truly the best singer of our time! My jaw dropped in amazement as she belted everything with so much emotion and soul! She is amazing, amazing, amazing and amazing! Beyond amazing! DIVA ETHEREAL!

  • Diva Rater

    11 out of 10! Out of this world!!!!!!!!! Totally surreal! I mean, I’ve been dreaming of a legendary Christina performance all my life and she just did it! WOW! I am so speechless, so in awe, everyone watching in our area all stood up and clapped in awe! She was amazing! She had all of the viewers in the grasp of her hands as her voice soared higher than the stratosphere! DIVANESS in all it’s glory! The show stopper indeed! A legendary performance! WOWOWOWOWOWWOWOWOW!

  • MichelleKwan

    Totally floored everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! M E S M E R I Z I N G! WOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!
    UNBELIEVABLE!!!
    ASTONISHING!!!!!!!!

    THE GRANDMOTHER OF SOUL! HEHEHEHEEH

  • angel

    I have been watching Christina coming up over the horizon lately, catching an amazing duet with Tony Bennett, and appreciating her Candy Man and Ain’t no Other Man, but nothing prepared me for the chills and the tears and the spontaneously jumping off the couch and clapping that sprang from way down deep when I watched and heard her sing It’s a Man’s World!!! I have been waiting a long time to be moved that way by music! This just changes everything. I am humbled…

  • drummerboy

    wow!! what can u say but wow!! best vocal performance i may have ever seen. i catch myself watching it over and over again…unbelievable!!

  • Scott E. Bee

    I’ve seen my share of music award shows. I really enjoy them as a matter of fact. They are always good for one of two things: An expletive filled acceptance speech by rappers or rockers and the all too rare exceptional live performance. Regarding the latter, that which immediately comes to mind is the American Music Awards when Prince sang Purple Rain. At the time I was not a huge Prince fan, the time immediately following his performance however found me envious of those who were. I’ve enjoyed his performances ever since.

    I’ve seen my share of music award shows; I enjoy them. The 49th Annual Grammy Award show was just different. I enjoyed the heck out of it. There seemed to be an air about the performers and the live audience. It was like they were all there to be entertaining and be entertained. I know that sounds odd, but I’ve gotten the impression over the last few years that some award shows regardless of their genre, exist more as a platform for political statements, outlandish dress and affected performances.

    From Beyonce to Rascal Flats, each performance during the 49th kept me entertained. I was very pleased that Mary J and The Dixie Chicks won so many awards. Their performances were great too. . . Speaking of performances, the topic of this round-about rant, let’s talk about some of the highlights, or at least those that are burned in my memory. Carrie Underwood could sing the classified and make them sound good and country – she’s got some church in her. Mary J owned the stage. She had the perfect combination of genuine emotion and stage presence that makes her so good. Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend and John Mayer, well this turned out to be one of my favorite performances of the evening. Corinne’s voice is sweet and was accentd well by Mayer’s deft guitar interjections. Legend’s smokey vocals, phraseology and intonation are second to none. Mayer, well, he needed another 4 minutes to take his guitar solo to where it wanted to go – he is fast becoming quite well known for his play – Claptonesque.

    Undoubtedly the performance of the evening was offered by Christina Aguilera.

    After ascending to the stage, she stole what Mary J had owned earlier. She took four confident steps grabbed the mic like a weapon, and began slaying, “It’s Man’s . . .World”. I’m not a big Aguilera fan but I watch the music award shows and when she performs on them, I have always been surprised at how great she is. She is a truly gifted performer with a very solid voice that she uses in any number of ways crossing from rock, to rap to ballads. There was just something about this performance that elavated it to legendary. The juxapsitions of man and woman, black and white, new and old and life and death tacitly suggested to me something I am ill equipped to articulate at this moment. This was not only the WOW performance of the evening, it has become one of my favorite live TV performances of all time.

    Scott E. Bee

  • lilya

    i am a huge huge christina aguilera fan and this song has just proven to all those other crap artist like britney and beyonce that christina is the best artist of all time.justice is done. i love you christina u are the best, that performance made me cry.

  • Mark

    Her brilliant and passionate performance was more moving than any I have ever seen – I am not a big music lover and didn’t even know it was “Xtina” – but I knew I had witnessed something extraordinary…

  • zingzing

    ok, someone is feeding a bunch of monkies pep pills. you people sound like zombies. in fact, a lot of you sound like the same exact zombie.

  • clara

    there’s no doubt about it. this girl can flat out SING

  • Irene

    Oh my God! This young lady is AMAZING! I could not believe this! She is wonderful, soulful, and in my opinion, sung that song better than the Godfather, himself! Christina, you have truly made a fan out of me! I loved this performance and will definately be buying your music now!

  • zingzing

    give it a rest.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    ZingZing…you’re pathetic. Why are you wasting your time here?

  • zingzing

    ahh, the author. i’ve got no problem with you. don’t you notice the similarities between the comments? i mean, the performance was good. it was fine. but the comments are a getting a little strange and obvious. if i were to have a conspiracy theory, i would say that a large amount of these comments are coming from the same i.p. address. shrug. just a theory–but i bet they are.

    i only waste my time because they comments show up on the recent comments list… i see the similarity to other comments on the list… it doesn’t take much of my time.

  • VinnieBarb

    Aguliera’s performance at the Grammy’s was nothing short of spectacular. She blew everybody away and made believers out of many skeptics. Spears & Simpson are now dots in Aguliera’s rear view mirror. “Pop Princess?” – Not! Christina Aguilera has soul and she prooved it with that incredible performance. The King is smiling…

  • dee dee

    James! Did you hear that? This gurl did you proud! She sang it so beautifully, and I felt you, through her! No one else could have done it better! Ms. Aguilera sang the hell out of that song! I wish you could have been there!

  • Mark

    ZingZing:

    I rarely post or even read blog sites, but I was so moved by this performance I felt I needed to find out who the artist was…..this is not the same person who is writing other comments….if you were not moved by her talent and intensity, I would like to know who performed better in your opinion….and maybe you should take some of those “pep pills”, so you could stop being so incredibly lame….

  • efaye

    i’ve always believed in christina’s talent and what she can do. and she did it once again. one of the best performance from her.. she’s got soul,class and style.. ain’t no other christina!

  • hess

    blew everyone’s ass out of the water…go and get some girl

  • elusivetoyou

    Christina has the haters itching their wigs and rubbing Pink Oil on their scalps!

  • zingzing

    hey mark, did you see james brown doing “night train?” i thought that was good.

    as far as great music goes, you probably aren’t going to see much of it on the grammys.

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  • Leonel

    I HAVE been a Christina Aguilera fan for a while. Since she started with Genie in a bottle… but
    OMG! this performance was the best performance of her entire career. No joke. I mean i always knew she was able to sing and the crazy thing is that she never really sings a high note LIVE! so when i was waiting for the performance i thought..”oh well she’s gonna sing Candyman” but who cares, because i’m stille excited. BUT NO!! she came out just by herself NO INTRODUCTION… NO INTRODUCTION that alone tells you.. CHRISTINA IS HERE, JUST LISTEN. You can never go wrong with Christina Aguilera and her microphone. Seriously.. after i saw it, i clapped, laughed, jumped, and called my friend and told him DUDE! THIS IS PROBABLY HER BEST PERFORMANCE EVER.. and to my surprise almost everyone is saying the same thing. It really was. It really was. This is HUGE! This is historic. She deserved every bit of that standing ovation. No one else could have done it, not even Prince [who was in the house]

  • Luvbell

    WOW girl “you nailed it ”
    the spirit moved in you big time !!!!
    soul sister……
    Luv
    Love
    thanks KK for sending this link , not to miss.

  • Erin

    The performance was great, a wonderful tribute to James Brown. I have to say though that I’ve never seen fans ridiculously overpraise Christina since “Fighter.” It’s was a great performance no doubt, but come back to reality and put the pipe down. Let’s take it down a notch.

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    I’d like to give Christina’s performance a massive thumbs up too. If you weren’t moved by that you better check you’ve still got a pulse!

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    zingzing: all the comments are genuine. Getting a bit cynical in your old age?

  • redawn

    one of the best performance ever of ms. christina aguilera.

    “WOW”

  • Mark Saleski

    yep, genuine comments for sure. i didn’t even think it was unexpected. i saw her on snl singing with Tony Bennett and it was pretty clear that her singing chops are ready to go. that’s what made me buy her most recent cd.

  • brennyn

    my girl…she ate up the stagee.she is the epitome of an amazing performer and deserved every award she took home!! her performance not only brought tears to me eyes but inspired me in so many ways….

  • zingzing

    chris, i’m even suspecting your comment. dittoheads.

  • Mark Saleski

    woa…that’s definitely the first time i’ve been called a dittohead.

    dat’s pretty funny.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    I’ve already pointed out multiple opinions of the performance from accredited critics that have praised it, and that’s only a portion of the rave reviews she got–I didn’t post them all in the article.

    Why is it so hard to believe that there would just as many normal people who loved it, if not more–especially considering the resurgence in album sales after her performance?

  • zingzing

    it’s not hard to believe. it’s just that a majority of these people all sound exactly the same. they like her for the same reason. they voice their opinion in the same exact way, like it was the second coming or something.

    i’m not bashing christina. i’m just sick of the fact that people are so easily led towards talents that are really nothing special. a lot of people can sing. she can sing pretty damn well, although what she chooses to sing could use a working over. singing james brown is just a momentary abberation, precipitated by his death and the need for the grammys to present some sort of tribute.

    the world of music is so large… i bet that a lot of people who purchase her album will not go back and inspect the sources of her inspiration for that album. trust me, the talent she is inspired by far outweighs her own meager gifts.

    how many of you went and bought some james brown based on this? how many of you have heard the original version of “it’s a man’s world?”

    christina draws inspiration from a long line of female singers. go back and find some. then move forward, sideways, up, down… the world does not begin or end on the t.v. screen. a surface-level inspection of the world of music will only get you shallow rewards. christina aguilera exists on the very surface of music, the one in magazines, television and shopping malls.

    i challenge each one of you christina fans to go out and buy a classic soul album, just to get you started. for god sakes, don’t buy a stinking motown album. stax or atlantic. anything recorded and muscle shoals. explore music, dig into it. don’t have it beamed into your eyes, playing through shitty t.v. speakers, mixed by t.v. engineers.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    I find it funny that you’re bashing Christina’s music, when if you’ve even listened to her Back to Basics CD–it’s better than the majority of pop music on the radio at the moment.

    Yes, she’s not as great as the legends she’s inspired by, but who is? She doesn’t claim to be, and has said that on multiple occasions.

    Your comment sounds very condescending and patronizing. Everyone has different tastes in music, I don’t see why you feel the need to put down someone else’s just because Christina’s music isn’t up to par for you.

  • Julia

    I wouldn’t go as far as to say that she sang it better than James Brown but she totally and completely out did herself… I think that she has always been mis-understood as an artist, for the simple fact that she is a leader and firmly believes in being herself no matter what. I would really like to hear a duet with JAmes Brown and Cristina on this song now a days in the studio I think someone could do a mixed duet on them but I definetly loved the way she sang I was feeling it and that my dear is the true soul…when the artist gives u sum of what they got. Although I wish they could have done something a bit more special for him the song was outstanding. As for all the people who have to hate on Britney and Beyonce well I just wanna say that it’s ok to have luv for all of them it doesn’t make u wrong or a trader if u like them all.. Each of these artist have outdone themselves and have out done us in there own unique way I love them all and will continue to be a fan of all their work and music til my dieing day…..!!!

  • Kiera Jones

    Im a 41 year old woman who doubt Christina’s talent , Sunday night i was proven wrong.Her emotion and passion singing this song made me watch it over and over again. Christina Aguilera is definitely underrated.

  • zingzing

    “I find it funny that you’re bashing Christina’s music, when if you’ve even listened to her Back to Basics CD–it’s better than the majority of pop music on the radio at the moment.”

    i made it perfectly clear that i wasn’t bashing her music. it is what it is. but “better than a majority of pop music on the radio at the moment” isn’t a compliment to her either. in fact, that’s the main problem i am trying to address. stop listening to pop radio. it warps the senses.

    every year, a couple of artists make it big in the charts. do you know how many try? thousands. the taste of the american public is fickle, and has never been particularily “good.” of those thousands of pop albums that come out every year, 10-20 of them become popular. many more deserve this popularity. the truly talented, the quirky, those that are pushing pop music forward are not recognized next to “safe” artists like christina.

    “Yes, she’s not as great as the legends she’s inspired by, but who is? She doesn’t claim to be, and has said that on multiple occasions.”

    well, why bother then? there is so much great music out there, more than could be listened to in a lifetime, and you want to listen to unoriginal, second-rate music? why?

    “Your comment sounds very condescending and patronizing.”

    oh, i know.

    “Everyone has different tastes in music,”

    no they don’t. that’s my point. people skim along the surface, lazily expected great music to come to them. you have to go in search of great music. only listening to pop radio is like only watching blockbuster films. there is a whole other world out there. you might have to read subtitles.

    “I don’t see why you feel the need to put down someone else’s just because Christina’s music isn’t up to par for you.”

    because that’s what people should do for each other. i’m not putting anyone down. i’m just trying to raise them up. why should people stay the same? go make a change. if all you listen to is commercial pop, go and buy something completely different. get an hour long disc of blaring noise. go get some 1920s recordings of baptist gospel. buy a hardcore punk ablum from 1984. just expand your horizons.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    You’re assuming that those who enjoy Christina Aguilera’s music don’t ALREADY have expanded horizons.

    Just because someone listens to Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Daughtry…doesn’t mean that’s the ONLY kind of music they have in their collection.

  • zingzing

    “You’re assuming that those who enjoy Christina Aguilera’s music don’t ALREADY have expanded horizons.”

    not quite assuming. but those are the people i am talking to, yes. you have to realize my intentions here. you keep assuming that i here to bash christina or other people’s tastes. nothing could be further from the truth. i think listening to christina represents an opportunity to further one’s exploration into music and i have faith in people enough to believe that they can expand their horizons.

    “Just because someone listens to Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Daughtry…doesn’t mean that’s the ONLY kind of music they have in their collection.”

    one has to suspect that if you had a wide selection of music to draw from, you wouldn’t necesarily have that much time to listen to the stuff that is nailed into your brain by the media.

    come on… daughtry? feh. i like justin timberlake. he’s entertaining. (but you should listen to michael jackson instead. then move on to prince, then scritti politti.)

    are you going to respond to any of my points, or are you just going to point out the fact that i think that some christina aguilera listeners need to listen to more music?

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    See that’s just the thing. When talking about Justin Timberlake, you mention Michael Jackson and Prince.

    YES, I love Michael’s music and Prince’s as well. And I’m well aware that both his first and second album borrow from those two artists. But what does that have to do with someone enjoying Justin’s music?

  • Robin T.

    I don’t even understand why zingzing is here?

    this article isn’t even about christina’s music, or anyone else’s music for that matter–it’s about her performance

    if you don’t like christina and/or her performance, why are you here?

    go find some old music to listen to that you keep raving about

  • zingzing

    “See that’s just the thing. When talking about Justin Timberlake, you mention Michael Jackson and Prince.

    YES, I love Michael’s music and Prince’s as well. And I’m well aware that both his first and second album borrow from those two artists. But what does that have to do with someone enjoying Justin’s music?”

    you’re not the person i’m writing this shit for then. if someone is listening to justin timberlake, then they have a couple albums to listen to. 3 hours of music at most. so, they like timberlake. if they are aware of mj and prince’s influence upon jt, why not go listen to some of them as well? looky there! 40-50 hours of music is suddenly available. you know as well as i do that some jt listeners don’t listen to mj and prince, but i think it would do them a world of good. especially prince. self-contained genius is the way to go.

    robyn t.: “I don’t even understand why zingzing is here?”

    i don’t understand what magic brings you here either.

    “this article isn’t even about christina’s music, or anyone else’s music for that matter–it’s about her performance”

    that makes absolutely no sense. what was she performing? hari kari?

    “if you don’t like christina and/or her performance, why are you here?”

    first of all, i came because i wanted to. then because the comments were rather suspicious. now i’m here for the argument. got a problem?

    “go find some old music to listen to that you keep raving about”

    oh, i am. listening to sam cooke doing “a change is gonna come.” tis fantastic. also there’s a documentary about the fall that i’ve been watching off and on. i even listened to a bit of christina just to make sure she had some merit. i’ve got some unclassifiable australian music (i know! australians? making music… so strange, the world…) made out of thousands of samples of old r&b, golf instructionals, psychiatric tapes, sound affects and 50’s television soundtracks…

  • brady

    nice you wrote about christina, but some of your info is worng, or maybe you were missinformed.
    your first sentence about how she “stumbled” at the pre grammy bash, you must know she owned the stage at clives party. sista sang her heart out.
    and about Back to basics being #400 to #23. she went from #63 to #23. Back to Basics was never around #400. the lowest the new ablum Back to basics ever charted was 66. those are the facts, from a fan that keeps his eye one her success’.
    please dont make up stuff.

  • zingzing

    brady, there isn’t even a #400 on the charts. it pretty much stops at 200… that should give you a hint about the possible intentions of the sentence.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    Brady, I apologize for the misinformation–I was told B2B was at 394 pre-Grammys.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    And zingzing, there you go again, wasting your time here.

    The CHART only goes to 200. But if you go the specific page for a particular album, it tells you where it is on the chart whether it’s #1 or #34214231987

  • zingzing

    you mean on amazon? amazon isn’t the charts…

  • zingzing

    ahh, you did say it was such-n-such on amazon. my mistake.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    Here’s the exact quote from the article.

    “Within hours of the telecast, Aguilera’s now Grammy winning album Back to Basics (she won her fourth for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Ain’t No Other Man”) shot from near #400 all the way to #23 on Amazon.com”

  • zingzing

    but brady said, “the lowest the new ablum Back to basics ever charted was 66.”

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    Yes, but now I think I’ve realized that Brady was also referring to the Billboard chart, not the Amazon one.

  • zingzing

    meh. i defend you writing, you bash me. whatever. i’m not here to be liked. one doesn’t wander onto a christina aguilera discussion from where i stand expecting to be fully understood. but if just one person here reads this ends up, years from now, listening to some faust or terry riley or nick cave, a.r. kane, staples singers, p.i.l., out hud, etc., anything really that’s out there on the cutting edge of music, then i’ve done some good for this world.

  • J.J. Hunsecker

    talk about a desperate need of attention. I reckon someone’s mom didn’t hold him enough when he was a kid.

    “every year, a couple of artists make it big in the charts. do you know how many try? thousands.”

    Thanks for the great insight, but we’ve all heard of American Idol. You should think of changing zingzing to Capt. Obvious.

    “you’re not the person i’m writing this shit for then.”

    What an apropos description and in your own words.

    “listening to sam cooke doing ‘a change is gonna come.'”

    Why bother when you should go back and listen to his influences?

  • zingzing

    “talk about a desperate need of attention. I reckon someone’s mom didn’t hold him enough when he was a kid.”

    aww… that really hurts. i’m cryin’. the tears are falling off my face.

    “Thanks for the great insight, but we’ve all heard of American Idol. You should think of changing zingzing to Capt. Obvious.”

    what in the world does american idol have to do with anything? jesus christ, stop watching so much t.v. i was referring to the thousands of pop ALBUMS that come out every year. 99% of music doesn’t become popular. why limit yourself to the 1% that does? because you want it easy? you should change your name to ShootsHisMouthOff.

    “What an apropos description and in your own words.”

    yep.

    “Why bother when you should go back and listen to his influences?”

    i have.

  • Jennean

    The high note was off though…but it didnt matter

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    It wasn’t a high note, it was a scream.

    Watch some of James Brown’s old performances, and you’ll understand.

  • Mark

    I came back to read the blogs about this spectacular performance – it just seems that some people actually have a hard time admitting or accepting such a stunning display – because it makes us think about ourselves, and what have we done lately??

    To “Put the pipe down?…” – sorry the performance made you jealous or insecure!

    I am NOT going out to buy Chirstina’s CD’s, and I never cared enough about her or music in general to bother…all I know is I recorded the scene in HD, and I can”t imagine ever deleting it…

  • benben

    Got news for you jennean. That high note was not off. It was a very clear F. That note was part of the chord the band was playing at the time. Even JB himself rarely did a scream on pitch like that. He was well honored by that performance.

  • Rose

    You are truly blessed with an amazing voice….it was breathtaking, I have never seen anyone sing there heart out with such passion.
    Truly amazing.

  • http://thedomesticminx.squarespace.com Claire Carroll

    Do your thang…
    Ain’t no other girl!
    It’s Christina Aguilera’s world and James Brown is sayin’ it loud: he’s black and he’s proud.

  • http://revellian.blogspot.com/ Robert Revell

    As a lifetime jazz guitarist, in my humble opinion Christina Aguilera is simply the best singer in modern music, and after that performance, has to be the most electrifying also. I would have started a national inquisition had she not received a grammy–hell they should have given her “album of the year ” too! I love that woman, Go Christina!!!!!

  • Brian Bonenfant

    I’m going on 60…I’ve been a music lover all my life. I love pure voices…Celine comes to mind! My favorite genre is the blues. Up until I tuned into the Grammy’s the other night I couldn’t tell you what Christina looked like or what songs she sang!

    After watching her performance It’s A Mans Mans World I still didn’t know who had delivered it. I went to work just bubbling over about this gal’s performance and I’m sure everyone thought I was nuts.

    After finding out who blew me away I have purchased 3 of her cd’s and tracked down her performance to view over and over. It moved me beyond what I have felt with many many live performances I’ve seen over many years! Simply stunning…a beautiful performance!!!

  • brady

    just for the record I was reffering to the Amazon chart. the lowes Back to Basics ever went on Amazon was 66.

  • Ronnie-of-NJ

    I’m a 47 year old man. Not a Christina Aguilera fan and never been a James Brown fan, but I gotta say that Christina Aguilera’s performance at the Grammys was electrifying and spectacular! Yes, she has a great voice, but she’s got heart and soul too. It amazes me that such a powerful voice comes out of that little girl. Christina, You Rock!

  • just

    she killed it. i was actually at the ceremony, and everyone was just astonished. she’s major.

  • Danser

    There is no one, ever or now, or probably ever that can touch the talent of that girl. I have never heard a voice like that. She can do anything. She is a whole package. She makes Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears look sick, along with others. None of the talent shown at the grammy’s were even close to as dynamic as that performance.

  • daryl d

    I love Christina Aguilera. She does oversing many of her songs, but I think “Beautiful” is one of the greatest performed songs I’ve ever heard. Christina puts heart and soul into that song and the video is great too. Surprise, I also like “Dirty.” It’s an addicting song. I’m also feeling her new single “Candy Man.”

  • ilo

    nakshoota! ane kagaling i Xtina. pamate ya bosis!
    she’s really the music “bomb”

    there never existed a Xtina-Britney rivalry to begin with.
    i don’t even have to say that because Xtina’s vocal prowess is definitely unmatched. but there, i said it anyway.

  • http://beauty trish

    man she was excellent and i enjoyed listing 2 hea

  • http://beauty trish

    i liked hea she was good i kno james brown would hav enjoyed listing 2 her voice. i jus hope she can keep up da good work n keep rising 2 the top.

  • Nadia

    This girl is so incredible i cant begin to put into words how big she iS!!!!!!!!! Christina you are a God Sent, Voice and Drama puts you right next to The Great Celine dion!!!!! You both make music sound like perfection!!

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    Glad you like Christina too, Nadia, but I was gobsmacked to see you compare her to Celine Dion! Are you sure about that?

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    I think as a technical singer, Celine beats Christina. But I think the Grammy performance shows, Christina shines when she’s not being the classy powerbelting diva that makes sure she hits every single little note perfectly.

    Christina also beats Celine in overall artistry, versatility, and stage presence. She’s essentially Madonna with better music and a better voice.

    Love me some Celine though. Can’t wait for her next album!

    Btw, she’s performing at the Oscars this Sunday.

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    Celine is one of those artists, like Mariah Carey and *whispers* Bruce, that I just don’t get. On the other hand, I actually bought Christina’s last two albums but doubt I’d buy her earlier stuff.

  • Teo

    I like Christina a lot, but let’s be honest here. She’s not even in the same class with Celine. Celine is a class of her own, in terms of voice technique, vocal power, the way she can transmit emotion, stage presence and so on. Christina is not even in the same class with Whitney or even Mariah, even though I think Mariah lacks any stage command whatsoever, so I’m reffering more to voice here.

  • John

    Ya, Christina sings really well, but she can’t really deliver when singing live. You have to make a difference between singing and screaming. What Christina does is screaming, what Celine does when hitting those amazing notes, is singing.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    As I said, Celine trumps Christina as far as technical singing goes. But imagine Celine singing a song like “Welcome”, “Back in the Day”, or even “It’s A Man’s World”. She wouldn’t be able to handle it.

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    Not only can I not agree with Teo and John, I’m disturbed that two people with such identically dodgy musical taste as to prefer Dion to Christina share the same IP address…

  • zingzing

    “She’s essentially Madonna with better music and a better voice.”

    i won’t argue about the “better voice” thing. but better music? maybe these days… i dunno, i haven’t listened to any new madonna this decade, but you must not have been around in the 80s. madonna actually has songwriting talent and a lot more. madonna made it possible (on nearly every level) for christina to exist as a musical artist. in fact, christina has so far mocked madonna’s career (minus all of the wonderful media fucking) up to this point.

    christina just makes it all seem so dull as she does it.

    celine dion represents the worst in music: soft, safe and music your mother would like.

  • Mark Saleski

    christina just makes it all seem so dull as she does it.

    so you’ve heard the latest cd? both discs? c’mon fess up.

    look, here i am, mr. i love weird jazz hooey, and i’ve gotta say that her latest is a big ball of fun. and also, she really sounded great both on the grammy’s and on snl when she did her duet with Tony Bennett.

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    Madonna and Christina are both great creative artists.

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    Hi Mark, glad to know you’re feeling the Christina vibe too. As I’m sure you know already, there’s no reason at all not to like great pop AND “weird jazz hooey”! Indeed, I’d say some of the music on “Back To Basics” has a definite jazz flavour about it. It’s certainly pop art, just like the best of Madonna.

  • Mark Saleski

    all i know is i saw her on snl backed by that horn section doing “Ain’t No Other Man”…and headed to the store the next day.

    yea, the stuff on the second disc definitely has a jazzy flair.

  • zingzing

    well. someone has a radio playing somewhere in here and “into the groove” just came on. name one christina song that is that good. come on. i haven’t listened to both discs of the latest christina. i admit it. i’ve listened to some of it, but only out of fairness. it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t all that interesting either. then again, i’ve been listening to nothing but jandek and keith hudson lately, so it might not appeal to me at the moment, where it might later.

  • Mark Saleski

    hey, now there’s a mashup idea: Jandek< ->Aquilera

    (hmm, wonder if the number of bc’ers owning any Jandek is below 5?)

    off the top of my head: “Ain’t No Other Man”, “Candyman”, “Nasty, Naughty Boy”

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    “”She’s essentially Madonna with better music and a better voice.”

    i won’t argue about the “better voice” thing. but better music? maybe these days… i dunno, i haven’t listened to any new madonna this decade, but you must not have been around in the 80s. madonna actually has songwriting talent and a lot more. madonna made it possible (on nearly every level) for christina to exist as a musical artist. in fact, christina has so far mocked madonna’s career (minus all of the wonderful media fucking) up to this point.”

    I never said Madonna DIDN’T have songwriting talent, and I’m not trying to put down Madonna in any way. Christina herself has stated Madonna is one of her biggest influences, if it wasn’t already apparent enough.

    But for me, Madonna’s music is very hit or miss. For every album of hers that I’ve listened to, there’s been 2 or 3 GREAT tracks, and then the rest were forgettable.

    Now obviously, Christina has only had 3 CDs, the first of which wasn’t really “her” music, so it’s hard to compare to Madonna’s extensive catalogue. But from where I sit, both of Christina’s latest CDs have the same number of amazing tracks that Madonna has forgettable ones.

    Something tells me this is going to turn into an argument of me not knowing enough about music and your opinion being superior to mine in some way.

  • zingzing

    “Something tells me this is going to turn into an argument of me not knowing enough about music and your opinion being superior to mine in some way.”

    oh, shut it. you’re so negative.

    “But for me, Madonna’s music is very hit or miss. For every album of hers that I’ve listened to, there’s been 2 or 3 GREAT tracks, and then the rest were forgettable.”

    madonna’s music is hit or miss. her albums are hit or miss. she’s put out a couple of classics, like her first album and “like a prayer,” but for the most part, she’s a singles artist, like any pop artist worth their snuff. pop music is not just about music, as i’m sure you know. madonna is equally impressive for how she manipulated the media and molded pop culture to her liking. if she wore one of her socks high and the other low at a concert in miami, every 12-17 year old girl in the city was doing the same thing later that night and by the next school day, every girl in america was doing the same. madonna had POWER.

    christina plays with her image, and while she attaches the same amount of substance to her image that madonna did in her day (ie-not much), madonna created her image and music with confidence, while it seems like christina tries at one thing, and if it fails, tries at another. this latest version of christina may have been a hit, but let’s see her do it for a dozen years, without losing half her audience along the way.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    “christina plays with her image, and while she attaches the same amount of substance to her image that madonna did in her day (ie-not much), madonna created her image and music with confidence, while it seems like christina tries at one thing, and if it fails, tries at another. this latest version of christina may have been a hit, but let’s see her do it for a dozen years, without losing half her audience along the way.”

    How and when has she failed? Her previous image sold her 12 million copies of a single album worldwide.

  • zingzing

    would that be her first album? her second garnered her a bit of a negative backlash (not that that never happened to madonna) in the media, the music press and with fans, as stripped only sold about a third of what her debut did.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    No, I’m talking about her second album, Stripped.

    There are discrepancies between different sources as to how many copies it sold, but they range from 10 million to 12 million worldwide.

    And even if it were the former, that is hardly ONE THIRD of her debut’s sales.

    Additionally, if the 10 million figure is correct, taking into account the teen pop explosion of the 90s, as well as the burst of illegal downloading, in no way could you call that a failure.

    I’m not sure why you seem so fixated on this article, when you’re not even that familiar with Christina’s music.

  • zingzing

    “I’m not sure why you seem so fixated on this article, when you’re not even that familiar with Christina’s music.”

    jesus christ. i made a comment, it went on from there. happy? that okay with you?

    the sales figures i saw said that her first album sold 9 million in the united states, and her second sold 3. i’m not sure if that is correct, but her image changed from a saucy teenager (debut) to a sexpot (stripped) to something more mature (back to basics). obviously, if the sales figures are even close to correct, the second album was a bit of a misstep. her first image was totally manufactured for her, while her second showed a bit of insolence on her part (which i commend her for), and the third image was probably a bit of damage control from the second, which, while it worked, can be seen as a bit of a retreat. maybe i’m being overly-critical, and i’m sure i am, but she obviously doesn’t have the same grasp on her image that madonna showed.

    of course, madonna was something special, while christina is a bit of a modanna wannabe… which doesn’t make her unusual at all.

  • http://breathoffreshink.com Chris Evans

    You’re not making any sense. I just told you the figures for her second album, which are almost identical to that of her previous album. Not only did it sell better Worldwide, but it gained her credibility because of the quality of the disc.

    How exactly is she retreating? Because she changed her image? Did Madonna not in fact do the same exact thing?

    I think you need to go back to your soul records and condescening music posts because you’re criticizing an artist who you have limited knowledge of.

  • zingzing

    hmm. getting a banned word. which is it mr. rose?

  • zingzing

    i don’t believe your sales figures any more than i believe the other ones i have seen, which suggested that she suffered a significant (-66%) backlash on her sales in america. also, i remember the album getting HORRIBLE reviews. (look at metacritic. it won’t let me link to it… but you can see that a majority of the reviews are terrible.)

    madonna never seemed to retreat. she changed her image as she saw fit, continuously pissing off bigger and bigger targets, until she had the FUCKING POPE and catholic church breathing down her neck. that’s utterly amazing. you think the POPE gives two shits about christina?

    “I think you need to go back to your soul records and condescening music posts because you’re criticizing an artist who you have limited knowledge of.”

    maybe i will. you go back to your teen pop and american idol shit. i never claimed any large amount of knowledge of christina’s comings and goings, just her image and the music (most of the singles, some of the albums) i have heard.

  • http://mondoproject.com Mark Saleski

    …while christina is a bit of a modanna wannabe

    don’t agree. Aquilera has waaay more in the way of vocal chops than Madonna does. (and i like Madonna)

  • zingzing

    madonna doesn’t have the greatest voice. that’s true, and christina’s voice is technically superior. (i’m no big fan of technical anything, however… it’s a bit of a useless point, really.) but you have to look at any post-madonna female solo artist, especially the teenie boppers, and wonder. with christina’s censor-baiting and swift image changing, she’s definitely in the madonna mold.

  • http://mondoproject.com Mark Saleski

    i agree with the sensor-baiting stuff (especially looking back at things like the “Dirty” video), but there has been something of a maturing process that is pretty evident on the latest record.

    i mean, 3 or 4 years ago it would have been unthinkable that she could have been on the same stage as Tony Bennett and not embarrassed herself.

  • bart

    that was the best!!! i was shocked when she do the high note!!! bcoz she never do that as often as before!!! and the ending is great!!! she’s a real talent.

  • http://www.antequeravillarental.com Christopher Rose

    Zing: When you get a banned word message, there is also a number. I can’t find out what the word is without the number.

    As to the amazing Ms Aguilera, I believe she grew out of a Disney background, like looney Spears and the awesome Justin Timberlake. I don’t care at all about sales figures big or small, but if you listen to either “Stripped” or “Back To Basics” without too many preconceptions they are absolutely top albums.

    The former is just great immediate raunchy dance pop plus a couple of entirely heart-rending songs. The latter is far more ambitious and sonically dense.

    I didn’t like it at first as the production is, presumably deliberately, much more compressed sounding at first, you know, like The Fall or something. It’s turned out to be a far more substantial body of work than I ever expected, a real classic in fact.

  • Deb

    I loved Christina’s performance! I want her microphone stand!! Any ideas on how I can find out if it is available to purchase?

  • xtinasbiggestfan

    that was that best grammy’s ever! The best preformance was Christina Aguilera! She is the best! Brittney well, it was like she was not even discovered or something! She was awesome if you could’t not hear that then it is prbably becuase you are def!
    from: xtinasbiggestfan

  • xtinasbiggestfan

    I know I spelled a lot of things wrong but it is because I was in a hurry! Promise! Go Christina Aguilera! You rock!
    From:xtinasbiggestfan

  • Lo

    This young lady did a wonderful job. I have been listening to music for almost 50 years and all kinds of stuff from Bluegrass to Rock. I was a teenager when JB came out with Payback and a lot of other stuff. I did college with EWF, The Spinners, and in fact I was fortunate enough to be able to hear and see the Commodores practice regularly when they broke in big. Heck I even have vinyl LPs and 8-track tapes:-)

    This young lady Christina has excellent talent and much more so than so many of her contemporaries. Recently she has been doing some really good work with some “old” music people like Herbie Hancock so she is getting some of the real music talent to help her fine tune that talent she has. If more of the current day artist actually could sing and did real music with half way decent lyrics the record companies would not have to cry about lost sales to illegal downloads. Nobody is buying because there is too much junk being pushed. This lady willl hopefully contribute to changing that.

    She was simply outstanding…..

  • Niecey

    I know I’m kind of last minute here but…That performance just has no words to descibe how shocked I am.Christina really out did any singer I’ve ever heard.Her performance needs to be written in history.She needs more grammys than what she has.Girl you get an infinity out of 10 for that performance.
    Oh and to zingzing quit causing drama and shut up.You probably think Chris Brown should be called a legend.I’ll admit he ain’t the worst singer,but he ain’t a legend.Legend of what Micheal Jackson/Usher wanna bes.

  • Christina Velazquez

    I have always been a huge fan of Christina!! She has a very beautiful and powerful voice. She is one of the best singers in this life time. I hope that what is happening to Britney Spears never happens to Christina.She is the best. Great job Christina.

  • Bengal

    When i first heard christina was in genie in a bottle and then after that she kinda disappeared to me until “I turn to you” and i turned to her… her voice was amazing… in “coming over” that was fabulous… and then the back to basics cd really shocked me… she really got class… her voice is soulful and she’s got a good clear vision ahead of her.. this song rendition from JB is so amazing it touched me deep inside… i felt like i was a towel being wringed by her aggressive motions with the microphone and her feelings for the song really shined through

  • craigybabes

    OMFG call yourself a xtina fan and youve just named her song “coming over” when its called “come on over – all i want is you” you moron an can i jus say the high note was off but i think she was meant to sing that note and can i also say to the loser who said xtina will never be as big as the people who influenced her what about the people who are influenced by xtina theyll never be as good as her !

  • craigybabes

    and p.s. there will never be another female vocalist that has a voice like hers.

  • kokodelyte

    I’ve been searching for the clip of christina singing James Brown’s song for weeks that performance sent chills through my body . If your reading this Christina your voice is so soulful you need more material that can unleash all that soul you have inside I remember seeing you sing one of Whitney Houston songs and you sung the Hell out of it.

    You go Girl

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/howardrobardhughesIIV howard hughes

    Aguileras has one of those voices that even if you were blind or dead you would know it was her.

  • yani

    CHRISTINA ES LA MEJOR VOZ DE ESTOS ULTIMOS AÑOS
    Y MARCARA HISTORIA COMO CELINE MARIAH Y HOUSTON:)

  • daryl d

    Stripped did cause a backlash, even though it did sell well. People bitched because it didn’t sell as well as her previous album. But there is a HUGE difference in overall album sales when comparing 2000 and 2003. An album that sold 5 million copies in 2003 would have sold probably 7 million in 2000. These days, if an album sells five million, it’s like Thriller territory.

  • kim

    Christina is in a league of her own. I wish everyone would quit comparing her to everyone else. There is no catagory

  • T. Bennett

    This comment comes much later than the original postings but nevertheless Christina was phenomenal. I was on the edge of my seat with chills running through my body…I always felt she was a talented young lady and over the years have stated so. However, Christina’s rendition of “It’s A Man’s World” is still very vivid…because it seared into the souls of those who truly heard and saw the performance. The performance was a tribute to the Godfather of Soul, but that night when Christina sang “It’s A Man’s World”, she stripped it to the core, soulfully delivered it to the audience and literally OWNED it!!!!

  • Anthony

    Christina Aguilera’s rendition of “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (originally by The Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown) was nothing short of legendary. No doubt the performance of her career.

    Aguilera is one of the very few singers who can adapt her voice and vocal technique to other musical genres and still sound flawless. That’s what is IS to be a vocalist!

    I have to bring to attention that when you pay tribute to anyone (as Aguilera did to Brown), you emulate them. Hence the reason for the “scream” – it WASN’T a note gone flat. Those who are unfamiliar with the way Brown performed and his style of singing have absolutely no business criticising such a spectacular performance.

    In fact, it doesn’t even matter what the majority of people say. Aguilera’s peers saw that performance for what it was; a standing ovation met with thunderous applause, later to be hailed as #3 out of 800 Grammy performances of all time. Nobody is going to discredit that. You’re wasting your time.

    All the stans of other artists and flat-out haters are simply angry because to those who thought their preferred artist was better than Christina; that performance made them look ridiculous.

    That performance alone justified why she is hailed as ‘The Voice of her Generation’ and is ranked alongside Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as one of the world’s greatest vocalists.

    Ain’t No Other…

  • http://www.myspace.com/antonirawly Anthony

    no one will ever match that; and there will be no other christina aguilera. Thank you god for letting me be alive when christina aguilera was.

  • JOE A.C

    Hello , I just want to say that I’m I true fan of Christina Aguilera so it is that I live to sing song’s of her of course not as well as her co’z that’s impossible but I try,And seen’s a heard her performance of It’ A Man World I didn’t see it live whitch I regreat, co’z I missed it co’z I was Working But seen it later I realize a new level on her, I think that she will surprise us on her next album until then I will enjoy her performance at the Grammy’s again and again shes the best of my generation I live for her and hope some day ican whatch her live in a concert, co’z I can’t beco’z I’m in Mexico but it will fade this restriction…SEE YOU SOON MY DEAR CHRISTINA AGUILERA

  • José

    I loooooooooove Christina!!! She’s the best!!! Her voice is soooo beautiful!!

  • Aimee

    “Everyone knows Aguilera’s got pipes — but probably not even her most devoted fans could’ve imagined her channeling James Brown with the magnetic fervor she displayed tonight.”

    I’m one of those most devoted fans. Christina’s performance sent chills down my spine; it was completely AMAZING. There’s no word for it. She blew the audience away, just look at their faces. That has got to be the BEST performance she’s ever done.

    I could write pages and pages about this girl and her talent. She really is the best. :)

  • hendra

    christina aguilera have a UNIQUE voice. I think she having type powerfull voice..very soulfull

  • erik

    Soul and jazz music suits very well on her. Its curious that all performances of her that I remember up to now have Jazz, soul influence (At last, a song for you, beautiful, mans world)
    I would like her to do a collaboration album of Jazz Soul.
    After Bionic, she should take different direction in music genre, make a big difference from others!

  • Jorge

    i loved the final note “it took me a few second to realize i had tears in my eyes”. Christina took one perfromance to become a music legend, under the “cloak” of another legend.