Showing posts with label bionic. Show all posts
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Wednesday 26 October 2011

Top Five Criminally Ignored Diva Albums of 2010:

This list has been a long time coming- yes I'm aware its practically 2012- but it's only now that I've found the time to finish this post. So FINALLY I present to you a list of my 5 most unappreciated Diva albums of 2010!

Honourable mention: 

Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas II You: Mariah Carey just scraped into the list with the December release of her second Christmas album Merry II Christmas. This album heralded, for me, the true return of "The Voice", the same voice that the Emancipation album promised but only kind of delivered.

Glorious voice, a return of the vibrato, stunning live instrumentation, the birth of new Christmas classics in the form of When Christmas Comes and Christmas Time is in the Air, and to top it all off a duet with Mariah's opera singing mother, Patricia Carey meant that this album deserved an honourable mention on the list! Please God, let the next Mariah Carey secular album use this one as a reference point vocally.

Sunday 13 February 2011

Christina Aguilera's best performances: lets all show "Screamtina" some love

There is a whole heap of hate surrounding Christina Aguilera (or Screamtina as she is now being referred to by "haters") after her not-so-great performance of the hallowed Star Spangled Banner at the 2011 Super Bowl.

Over-singing and loosing the melody in a wave of unnecessary runs would have been one thing, but Christina added insult to already battered ears by mixing up the words for the American National Anthem. Gasp!

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Christina Aguilera performs "Lift me up" live at the Hope for Haiti benefit.

Christina Aguilera gave a stand out vocal performance at the Hope for Haiti concert when she sung a stripped down version of ballad Lift me up from her Bionic album.

What I loved most about this performance was that Christina actually stuck to her natural tessitura (range). The result was a sublime performance that cut out the pushed and strained vocals she's has become synonymous with and instead gave us a chance to enjoy and appreicate the colour, texture and beauty of the voice.

Sunday 24 October 2010

Christina Aguilera: Performs "Bionic", "woohoo" and "Not myself Tonight" Live at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Christina Aguilera 2010 MTV performance
Christina Aguilera at
the 2010 Mtv Awards
Christina Aguilera announced herself back on to the music scene in 2010 with an outstanding performance at MTV music awards. Christina's set was a medley of three songs from her Bionic album-Bionic, Not myself tonight and Woohoo- that along with the production and choreography, brought the house down on the night.