Posts tagged "Christina Aguilera"

‘The Voice’: Christina Aguilera Performs “Say Something” With A Great Big World

Part one of the Live Rounds continued on Tuesday night, and so many of The Voice crew were pulling double duty. Christina Aguilera coached and performed (again). Carson Daly hosted and awkwardly attempted to man the social media segments. Cee Lo avoided a bubbling controversy about what he may have been caught smoking on camera last night while coaching. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were semi-immune to the heavy workload, but appeared to have put in extra hours looking extra dapper for the evening, so all is forgiven. More »

‘The Voice’: Christina Aguilera & Flo Rida Perform “How I Feel”

It's A New Day...
“Beautiful!” “Magic!” and “Special!” were just a few of the ways that the coaches described The Voice on Monday night, stopping just short of calling it the most important show of a generation (though it was certainly implied). Coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton definitely only had positive things to say about The Voice, one another and each and every contestant. (On a very related note, don’t forget to tune in to The Voice on Thursday, for a special live results scheduled against the first X Factor live results. It all comes together.)

Whatever the reason may have been for the love fest, there was nothing a contestant could do to get criticism from these coaches. Even calling out their own flaws didn’t work! While an overall strong night for Team Blake and Team Adam, the contestants were far from the perfection that the coaches experienced. More »

Christina Aguilera Lends Her Vocals To A Great Big World’s “Say Something”: Listen

Lotus legend Christina Aguilera is lending her biconic vocals to A Great Big World‘s plaintive ballad “Say Something,” as revealed in a behind-the-scenes video clip of the songstress teaming up with the New York pop act in the studio, where Aguilera humbly explained that she is “only taking on projects that feel good to me and represent, as always, a purpose of the here and now in my life.” Aguilera will be performing the track alongside the band tomorrow on The Voice, but in advance of that big unveiling, the song is now available for streaming online — and it’s really nice!

The song, a spare piano ballad, was already pretty heartrending, but Aguilera’s vocals provide some lovely support and additional pathos; it’s a relief to hear that she enriches, rather than overwhelms, the track. More »

Christina Aguilera Teams Up With A Great Big World For A New Version Of “Say Something”: Watch

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A Legend In Action
Christina Aguilera‘s unbreakable lotus will finally be set free when her new single hits iTunes on Monday (November 4). What now? I hear you screaming at your computer screen while “Beautiful” plays quietly in the background. Well, Xtina recently hit the studio with New York-based pop duo A Great Big World after falling in love with “Say Something” and decided to re-record the song with them.

The Bionic legend recorded their session and documented how the collab came together. “It’s so quiet and still and steady and in a way pleading,” she describes the song. “I’m only taking on projects that feel good to me and represent, as always, a purpose of the here and now in my life.” The video contains snippets of the track, which they will perform on The Voice this Tuesday (November 5), and it’s spine-tingling stuff.

It’s great to hear Christina sing such a simple, pared-back song. There are none of her iconic vocal runs but that’s what “We Remain” is for. This is just stripped back and subtle. Watch the making of the diva’s next hit up top. More »

‘The Voice’: The Knockout Rounds End On A Matthew Schuler Vs. Will Champlin High Note

As Carson Daly puts it, “the artists sing for their lives” on the final installation of The Voice before the Live Rounds. Apparently, this has turned into The Hunger Voice, which should be fantastic for ratings.

Even though no one technically died on Tuesday’s episode, many dreams were put out to pasture as the remaining contestants were narrowed down to the Live Round finalists. Christina Aguilera was back in true honest mode, which has been a long time coming (and is hopefully here to stay!). Even the more mild mannered coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo and Blake Shelton were quick to offer criticism along with their eliminations, making for a truly enjoyable two hours. Well, except for those eliminated. Speaking of which… More »

‘The Voice’: Tessanne Chin Soars With Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” In The Knockout Round

What Doesn't Kill You...
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…or knocks you out of The Voice. After a Battle Round that brought out the best in many of the contestants, Monday night proved to be a rough start to The Knockouts. Given the freedom to select their own songs, this round did not bode well for many of the contestants on Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo or Blake Shelton’s teams, but you can’t hold these emerging superstars’ hands forever, right?

Good lord, let’s hope the hand holding returns in the live rounds next week. In any case, the rapid fire round will narrow down the remaining 32 contestants down to 20 for the live rounds in just two action-packed nights. Head below to see how the first night went. More »

Christina Aguilera’s Somber Ballad “We Remain” Gets A Booming House Remix: Listen

Christina Aguilera‘s gritty ballad “We Remain” is easily the best track to surface from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The Bionic legend unleashes the full might of her heavenly vocals — scalping lessors with notes only angels can hear. It’s pretty much perfect with one exception. You can’t dance to it and, let’s be honest, nightclubs need Xtina to survive.

Well, popular online DJ Matt Nevin has remedied the distressing situation with a booming unofficial house remix of Christina’s gut-wrenching ballad. You can now get your life from the newly trim diva’s powerful pipes, while practicing your dirrtiest dance moves. Problem solved. Listen to the winning dance overhaul after the jump. More »

Idolator Halloween: The 12 Most Murderous Music Videos In Pop History

You've Been Warned
Gruesome movies like A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream have gone down as some of the most classic horror films in movie history. In the Pop world, artists have taken a page out of the genre’s book and created equally wicked music videos. Whether it’s taking revenge out on a former lover or killing people just for fun, the music industry has had its fair share of horrifying visuals.

As Halloween approaches, take a look back at some of the most killer (pun-intended) videos in music history below! More »

‘The Voice’: The Coaches Make Their Picks In The Final Battle Round & Cee Lo Uses His Steal

Tuesday (October 23) was the final night of the Battle Round on The Voice, before moving on to the ever-so-similar Knockout Round next week. With coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine out of steals, Cee Lo Green was poised to swoop in at any given moment for an uncontested steal of his choice. Never has there been a bigger night for a man in a red onesie, other than Christmas, really.

After head to head performances between Xtina, Blake, Cee Lo and Adam’s remaining contestants, here’s who advanced to the Knockout Round. More »

‘The Voice’: Cee Lo Green Drops Juhi, Adam Levine Swoops In For The Steal

Monday was a night filled with battles, steals and questionable decisions on The Voice. Coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine followed their hearts all night, while Blake Shelton quietly thought of places to put his next Voice trophy during an unpredictable evening void of all logic and competitive strategy.

But let’s be real: it’s The Voice. Are you really tuning in for logic and competitive strategy?

Let’s hope not. Instead, kick back and enjoy the performances, Cher, and Xtina’s slow evolution into a skinny Oompa Loompa. Here’s our recap of the October 21 episode. More »