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Showing posts with label christina aguilera. Show all posts

Thursday 1 November 2012

[Review] Diva's Halloween Costume Extravaganza

Yesterday was that special time of year where one could go out dressed like whatever the F***k one wanted, and not get committed or sectioned for their efforts. Yes people, yesterday was Halloween! How spooky!

Now if you're a misery guts like me (see the gifs below to get  a sense of where I'm coming from) you would have done zilch to mark the occasion. Well that's not strictly true, I sat in watching Adams Family and Polyester (Don't ask). I was planning on changing the banner of the site to somehow mark the day, but even that proved too much for my lazy behind.

But our Divas are a more exuberant and festive bunch than yours truly, and they didn't let us down; getting into the unholy spirit in the way only rich people with too much free time on their hands can. So let's check out what our lovely ladies were serving up on the catwalk of Halloween 2012!

Friday 26 October 2012

[Review] Chris Mann Featuring Christina Aguilera "The Blower's Daughter"

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Fourth runner-up (loser?) of series 2 of The Voice (USA), Chris Mann, has once again teamed up with his mentor from the show, Christina Aguilera. Having already delivered a beautiful cover of The Prayer, the duo have now taken on Damien Rice's heavenly ballad The Blower's Daughter. But does it live up to the standard set by their last duet?

Friday 28 September 2012

[New Music Video] Christina Aguilera "Your Body"

Christina Aguilera turns cold blooded killer in the accompanying video for single, Your Body. Not content with just one victim though, Christina works those Rubenesque curves and manages to lure three unsuspecting men into her saucy web of death. But it's not all bad news; they do get a little Aguilera flavored sugar before she turns their lights off forever! A fair trade, some would say.

Friday 14 September 2012

[Review ] Christina Aguilera: "Your Body"

All those suffering from a Christina Aguilera deficiency can rejoice, as new single, Your Body, has debuted in its mastered version! Produced by Max Martin/Savan Kotecha, Your Body is a sexually charged anthem that reveals-in quite explicit detail- a certain diminutive, blond, Diva out on the prowl. "What for?" you ask. "Your Body," of course!

Tuesday 14 August 2012

[Watch] Divas on Divas: What Our Divas Think Of Each Other

Ever wondered what our Divas have said about each other over the years? Well, wonder no more because Youtuber, Richfofo, has compiled a great collection of interviews where they've done just that!

Includes footage of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

Tuesday 7 August 2012

News Spam: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Sugababes And Christina Aguilera

Lady Gaga has revealed the name of her upcoming third album-which we will hear music from later this year- to the world! But not one to just release a press statement, Lady Gaga has gone and marked the occasion by getting the album name tattooed on her arm and posting a picture of it on Twitter.!

As you can all see below, the album will be titled "ARTPOP", and Gaga made it known that it must be spelt entirely in capitals, so don't say I didn't pass on that important message! I know I might be too quick off of the draw here, but I am choosing to ignore the "ART" part of that title and instead rejoicing at the mention of the word "POP".

Saturday 28 July 2012

Christina Aguilera Speaks About Mariah Carey and Britney Spears Joining Competing Talent Shows

Christina Aguilera being nice in an interview. OMG! But not just nice, humble too. *PASSES OUT*

I know her fans will say that she's always been nice, but I've watched enough of her interviews to know that this is one shady lady who gives interviews though usually super (artificially) sweet, are more than often dripping with grade-A arsenic.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

[New Music] Christina Aguilera "The Prayer" (Post Includes Live and Studio Version)

Any fears that the voice we'd been hearing during Christina Aguilera's live performances of late [here] was a reflection on the current state of her recording voice have been smashed to smithereens with the leaking of new song, The Prayer.

I don't think I have ever heard Christina Aguilera sound this good.  Not only is there a marked improvement in the control-which is out of this world- but there is also growth in her tone, timbre and the overall health of her voice. There's not a single note where Christina  strains, or pulls it and the vocal runs have been done away with as she demonstrates a more mature, and much improved, standard of vocal delivery.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

[Review] Christina Aguilera Sings "Fighter" On "The Voice" Season 2

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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.

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Christina Aguilera: "The Voice" Season 2, Prince Medley

Hit American talent show, The Voice, returned to spectacular ratings of 35 million plus viewers! It has to be said that this must have been helped, to a large degree, by it following the 2012 Super Bowl, because its first season was averaging 12 million. For reasons unbeknownst to me, the judges decided to sing a medley of Prince songs to open the second season with. NB:I don't watch the show so let me know if there was a reason.

Saturday 28 January 2012

Christina Aguilera Sings "At Last" At Etta James' Remembrance Service

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At the City of Refuge church in Gardena, California, a remembrance service was held for Grammy award winner Etta James who died on the 20th of January. Christina Aguilera took to the stage, at the request of Etta James' family, to pay homage to the singer. Before her performance of the classic At last, one which garnered a standing ovation from the congregation, the singer said these few words about her vocal hero, Etta James;
"Out of all the singers that I’ve ever heard, she was the one that cut right to my soul and spoke to me".
Rip Etta james.

Monday 9 January 2012

News Round Up: Beyonce Has A Baby, Rihanna Keeps Selling, Sugababes Reform, Katy Perry Divorces and Christina Aguilera Talks Weight.

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The biggest news of last week was of course the birth of Beyonce and Jay Z's first child- a daughter- named Blue Ivy Carter. It seems like only yesterday Beyonce spectacularly revealed her pregnancy to the world during her live performance of Love On Top at the 2011 MTV Music Awards.

The speed of the pregnancy seemed in stark contrast to senior Diva Mariah Carey, whose pregnancy felt like the gestation period of an elephant last year! Blue Ivy Carter was delivered healthy, via C-Section, at Lennox Hill Hosptial, New York- just in case you wanted to send flowers. Congratulations to the Knowles/Carter family.
Source: Everyone

Monday 26 December 2011

Christina Aguilera performs "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" at Disney Parks Christmas (2011)

Christina Aguilera have yourself a very merry christmas 2011

Boxing Day and look, I'm blogging like a trooper! The things I do for you guys! Hope you all had a brilliant Christmas Eve/Day!

The reason for me taking the 21st century version of pen to paper is to comment on yesterday's Christina Aguilera performance of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas at the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim. It seems to be a performance quite a few of you caught- if the comments and emails I received asking about it are anything to go by. So no excuses for not throwing in your two pennies in the comments section below!!

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.

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Vocal news: Adele cancels shows to recuperate her voice and Christina Aguilera FINALLY decides to take vocal lessons, a decade into her career.

Vocal news from two of our Divas today: one piece great, and one  piece bad, but both resulting in our singers going back to vocal school to brush up on their technique.

Firstly we look to Christina Aguilera for the good, no GREAT news that FINALLY, allegedly mind, she has enlisted a vocal coach- Seth Riggs -to tame that unwiedly bastion that is her voice! I can only drool at the thought of what some proper training and instruction will do for her. It may just make that "voice of a generation" title her fans so proudly throw about finally ring with some truth, because as she is, with technique that bad, it is both undeserving and a sad indictment on my generation of singers for her to be called that yet.

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Weird: Josh Strickland sounds crazily like Christina Aguilera on track "Last Dance"

Yes its a terrible Photoshop, but I needed a picture.. :D

Sent to a video, via a link, supposedly directing me to a new Christina Aguilera demo entitled Last Dance, I excitedly followed it, eager to hear what direction her and David Guetta- who was credited as the producer on the video- were going to take on their collaboration.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Diva dos and don'ts for when you forget the lyrics!

Next to cracking or missing that big note, forgetting the lyrics has got to be every Diva's nightmare. Christina Aguilera will probably be noted as the most famous victim of this feared scenario, having recently experienced it as she sang the American National Anthem to an audience of 111 million- the largest ever for a live broadcast- at the American Super Bowl. It wasn't all bad though, she managed to generate her own meme-see below- out of the experience. A feat surely to rival any awards or accolades she has obtained thus far.

(If you don't know what a meme is those pictures are going to seem pretty

Feeling for our singers, we here at DivaDevotee- with many thanks to Devotite Karen who suggested and researched this post- have compiled a list of do's and don'ts to help our Diva's deal with this unfortunate situation if, heaven forbid, it were to happen to them.

Friday 22 July 2011

Duelling Divas "At Last" Christina Aguilera Vs Beyonce: Who sang it best?

Etta james first covered At Last in 1960 and as far as I am concerned her rendition will always be the best. Not because it's the most well known version, or the one that brought the song to the worlds attention, but because of Etta James' masterful and impassioned delivery.

Etta James utilised her contralto range perfectly, never becoming self-indulgent, showy or overwrought. Instead her voice coexisted with the beautiful lyrics and captivating  instrumentation harmoniously, giving us the resulting classic we know and love today. But how does the renditions of fellow Divas, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera, fare in comparison.

Saturday 9 April 2011

Q&A: "Who is naturally a better singer, Beyonce or Christina Aguilera?"

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This question comes via an email from AmbeRussel [check out his youtube channel here]. If you'd like to ask a question please me email at

"Hey I just found your blog online and I enjoy what you have to say. I was just wondering, since i have been having this debate, who you think has a better voice between Beyonce vs Christina Aguilera?

I personal feel that 1 girl's voice is 10x better but doesn't sing as well while the other female singers with the best tech. But there is very little to her voice. I don't want you to be biased so I've used no names. lol.

Can you help me by giving you 2 cents?"

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Christina Aguilera congratulates Britney Spears via Twitter

 It looks like past wounds are healing as the mutual appreciation between one time rivals Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera continues to blossom. Britney started the love train rolling early this month by calling Christina "truly talented" in an interview with Out Magazine and now the Bionic singer has returned the favour by congratulating Britney on her new album Femme Fatale via her new twitter feed. How sweet!