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Christina Aguilera makes a comeback on American Idol

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Photo from 'raffaelefiorillo' via Flickr

Pop sensation Christina Aguilera made a wonderful comeback on last night’s finale of American Idol.

We all remember the powerful voice of the young and innocent Christina Aguilera of the late 90s, with her early hits “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants.” And a few years later, how her transition to an edgy, more provocative ‘Xtina’ was a bit shocking after the release of her new album “Stripped.”

Despite the changes in her image, however, her voice continued to shine and her songs remained popular. She had several hits following that album, such as “Ain’t No Other Man” and “Hurt,” but it seemed that years later she slowly faded away.

After taking a few years off to raise her son, Max Liron Bratmon (born in 2008), Aguilera proved last night on Idol that she’s still got what it takes. After this season’s female contestants—Lacey Brown, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox—performed her songs “Beautiful” and “Fighter,” Aguilera herself appeared at the top of a white staircase, finishing off “Fighter” with the rest of the women.

Once the song concluded, the stage became completely dark, with only a spotlight on Aguilera. Dressed in a tight, dazzling black outfit, she sang “You Lost Me,” from her soon to be released Bionic album. The lyrics and string and piano accompaniment were somber and bluesy, while her voice was magnificent and emotional, reminding viewers of her strong talent that is here to return. During her solo, Aguilera stretched the notes and allowed her voice to increase, but she didn’t overdo it. And at the end of “You Lost Me,” the Idol audience cheered with a standing ovation.

Fans expressed their excitement on Twitter, with statuses like “I can’t stop listening to Christina’s performance,” and “her performance was just incredible.”

Christina Aguilera releases her newest album “Bionic” on June 8, 2010. And lucky for us, her Bionic Tour is making a stop here in San Diego! On Sunday, August 15th, Aguilera is performing at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. So if you’re a big Christina fan, be sure to get your tickets before they sell out.

After a long hiatus, we’re happy that Christina Aguilera is back and that–as MTV News puts it–she’s still “got the goods to go up against anyone.” Check out her performance below.

*Photo from ‘raffaelefiorillo’ via Flickr

9 Comments

  1. Francesca Pompeii

    May 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Christina is one of my favorites of all time. TRUE TALENT <3

  2. JC

    May 27, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    This year’s American Idol talent was relatively weak. Christina looked way better because of that. The gap in talent is so obvious.

  3. TH

    May 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Christina was absolutely outstanding. I can’t wait to purchase her album “Bionic”

  4. Joe

    May 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    she looked absolutelly amazing, yes her tour was postponed, but I will still be buying my tickets when they are available, Christina is one of the few entertainers that can stump me with awe…weather she sings a balad, or rocks out with a stomper, she is a bona fide superstar.

  5. DeathEater

    May 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    One word: LEGEND!

    …wow, just wow. that was so emotional and even got me teary eyed. Very few entertainers has the amount of stage presence she has. That was just breathtaking.
    it just goes to prove, others out there need to put on a whole theatrical show where as Christina just needs her Voice, a mic and a mic stand.
    Thats true raw god given talent right there.

  6. Temeka Gaul

    September 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love Christina Aguilera! I think she has a real great voice. I especially love her song “hurt” it’s so beautiful! It makes me wanna cry whenever I listen to it. Anyway keep up the good work!

  7. Jarrett Blalock

    September 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I love Christina Aguilera’s video music of You Lost Me. She is absolutely a very talented young woman of this time. I adore her a lot

  8. Wyatt Mowat

    October 3, 2010 at 11:35 am

    The movie Burlesque where Christina Aguilera is one of the stars will be good to wait for. I always follow Christina’s music and I want to keep informed with her latest album, movies and videos.

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