Despite working with renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs, Christina Aguilera's Kermit the Frog voice seems to be getting worse if her performance on season 2 of The Voice is anything to go by! Entering the stage singing Hillbilly Bone, I've never heard her voice sound so ...ugly. I'm sure some will like the tone, and timbre, but to me it's not pleasant, and is not reminiscent of the voice I fell in love with.
The performance didn't improve much for Christina Aguilera as she progressed to her own song, Fighter, where she managed to dodges all the big notes, bar right at the end.
Perhaps she was reigning in the voice to allow her team time to shine, because they certainly did! The first female singer sounded more like Christina Aguilera, than Christina Aguilera herself! She just must be thanking her lucky stars for the out of tune female who came in at the bridge; it kept Ms Aguilera from being the weakest of, a very good, bunch!
Strangely though, and perhaps a good sign, Christina Aguilera refrained from channelling "The Spirit" in this performance and so the vocal runs were near to non-existent. Her confidence and swag was off the scale though, and I can't but love her for that. Fierce in all but voice.
[Update: Just read the Dailymail article on the performance. They are literally saying the exact opposite of me: "Christina Aguilera has The Voice... but not the look" . Head on over if you want a contrasting opinion. Link]