It’s probably for the best that Christina Aguilera skipped out on the 2010 MTV VMAs this year, since none of her own music videos from the past year were received all that well. (Plus, we have a feeling that MTV would have been cutting back to Xtina’s face every time her alleged nemesis Gaga was called to accept an award.) However, the pop star songbird was the belle at the ball over on the opposite coast, performing an incredible cover of “Imagine” for all the fancy pen lovers and Beatles enthusiasts at the Montblanc John Lennon Edition Global Launch. And unlike Usher and Bieber at the VMAs, she sang live. Video below.