In an earlier post, I ragged on “Burlesque” being the next “Glitter” and based on the just-released clip from the movie, I’m not too far off-based with my prediction. Not knocking on Aguilera’s vocal talents, because they’re as spectacular as always, but Burlesque is shaping up to be, one huge extended music video.
With all of X-Tina’s hair tossing and shimmying, complemented by soft artistic mood lighting, you can’t help but think the producers are trying their hardest to divert audiences from Aguilera’s acting to her undeniable vocal prowess. Just take a peak at Aguilera’s cover of an Etta James classic and judge for yourself.
It’s hard to deny that Christina’s voice is fantastically bombastic on the track. It soars and shines in places, many of her female compatriots can’t vocally reach if their life depended on it. Perhaps the “Genie in a Bottle” singer should’ve played Etta James in “Cadillac Records” instead of Beyonce. God knows, James wasn’t crazy about Queen B playing her in the movie.
You act as if that’s a bad thing. LOL. Just as I had predicted, Christina Aguilera’s foray into acting is going to be a campy with a capital C. Actually, the C can be easily stand for cliche as well. In Burlesque’s movie trailer below, no “Star is Born” cliche is left out. Xtina buys a one-way ticket to Hollywood in search of fame, cue token rising sun over the Hollywood sign and insert infamous Hollywood and Vine street signs in the mix.
Obviously girl gets big break and dazzles the crowd, then proceeds to have hot well-lit sex, find her true love all the while navigating through the metaphorical shark-infested waters of Los Angeles. Phew, I can’t believe the talented Stanley Tucci signed on for this. I guess it was TOO GAY to pass up.
Christina Aguilera just released her video for her most recent single, “You Lost Me.” The slow ballad (which I absolutely love) cowritten by Sia is about a breakup and the accompanying pain and hurt that results from an unfaithful lover. Christina looks like she did back in Genie in a Bottle – beneath her usual, tough exterior, Christina show’s that underneath it all, she’s just that innocent girl who needs love and hurts just like everyone else.
The video shows a distrait Christina struggling to deal with the end of her relationship, periodically, her life “infected” the man reappears as she tries to fight him off. In an interview with ET, Christina explained:
“What I wanted was a very raw and real feeling, kind of falling apart of your whole world. I have to credit Sia for coming to me with this idea and this concept in general!”
She also added:
“I draw upon pain of other situations from my life to put into storytelling….pain is almost a comfort zone for me.”
While her new album isn’t exactly ruling the charts, Christina Aguilera is hoping her first foray to the silver screen yields different results. “Burlesque” is still a few months away, but the studio released a few teaser photos to wet our appetite until its November 24 release date. First impression, it looks like “Moulin Rouge’s” sluttier drag queen sister.
Traditionally the leap from the recording industry to the movie one, hasn’t been the kindest to most singers. Just ask Mariah, Britney or Madonna. Only time will tell if “Burlesque” is Aguilera’s version of Mariah’s “Glitter” or Britney’s “Crossroads”. What are the chances that Aguilera has natural acting talent? Yeah, I’m not betting the farm either.
Th one thing guaranteed to be a winner, is the soundtrack. With two musical superstars on the roster, it’s all but guaranteed. Even though Whitney’s acting was stiff in “The Bodyguard”, the soundtrack did phenomenal business thanks to her amazing vocals.
Christina Aguilera is at it again! Not only has she been ripping off people’s looks and ideas, she is now pretty much copying what artists are saying in interview. I mean COME ON! This is LITERALLY the same answer!
Not that long ago Lady Gaga was giving an interview, and when she was asked what she looks for in a guy her famous answer was “A BIG DICK” (Honey…aren’t we all)
Cut to Christina’s OUT magazine interview…”I love dick. To be honest, that I cannot live without.”
Now, I know that I am totally poking the snake with a stick here especially with Patrick, but even the most die hard Christina fan HAS to be noticing this blatant form of copy cat-ness. I just don’t know when she became this person. She was always someone who watched what she said for her younger fans and stuff…I don’t know people.
It’s just too similar to not notice.
What doesn’t leak nowadays? I think every single leaks first before it actually is released. Maybe this is a new tactic of record companies to reveal just how popular a single will be and how viral the files become.
Last week, we brought you a first listen for “WooHoo“. So this week, here is the “Bionic” leak… what do you think?
I love it! The beats are catchy and it sounds totally original.
Love or hate Christina, she’s here to stay. She has one thing that none of the other pop stars have… which is true vocal talent.
I commend her for addressing this. I completely agree that she’s always the one to get pegged against other people (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, etc.) It’s like, enough already. Here album comes out soon – June 8th to be exact.
Check out the statement she released this morning on her website about this issue:
I would like to take a moment to clarify something that has been brought to my attention this morning. It is very easy for comments to be taken out of context and create unnecessary drama-especially between us women. So I would like to tell you all directly so my words can not be misconstrued to sell someone else’s story…I have absolutely nothing against Lady Gaga or any other female artist in this business. I think she is great, and I appreciate any woman fearless enough to go against the norm. She has earned her success with hard work and a clear focus and I have nothing but respect for that.
There is room for all of us on everyone’s iPods.
This is not the first time I have been unfairly pitted against another female artist but it will be the last time I comment on the matter.
“Can’t hold us down….”
This speculated track from Christina Aguilera’s forthcoming CD, Bionic, was leaked on the internet last week. “Woohoo” is definitely a different vibe from “Not Myself Tonight”, which is funny considering both tracks were penned by Ester Dean and produced by Polow Da Don. “Woohoo” is more street, urban and dancehall than the lead-off single, especially when you add rapper Nicki Minaj into the mix.
Rumors has it that this song is being considered as the second single from her fourth studio album. Since the electropop vibe hasn’t worked out too well for X-Tina, could her decision to go more urban, be a wise tactical move? Personally, I’m loving the new leaked track better than her first offering. I can definitely see a lot of people groovin’ and movin’ to this at the clubs this summer.