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WATCH: Christina Aguilera Sings "At Last" At Etta James's Funeral

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This was yesterday in LA. On the one hand: Very impressive, in an athletic way. On the other: Just because you can sing a note, must you? Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

 

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  1. There is self-indulgent show-offy singing and there is true singing. Etta sang true. Christina . . . well, Etta still has much to teach her.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 29, 2012 11:33:47 AM


  2. Call me old-fashioned, but do you think she could have covered her t*ts a little better? It was a funeral, after all.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Jan 29, 2012 11:34:34 AM


  3. Total disresoect . . . the girl is supposed to be singing at a funeral, instead she put herself on stage, because in her mind she is always on stage.

    What a boring, self-indulgent performer. She slaughters everything she sings with those constant damnable riffs.

    Maybe she has a good voice, and a unique one too. She could be, like Cher, unique and different from everyone out there, I don't know, since she seems to be trying so hard to keep up with the black screeching songstresses out there.

    Posted by: RiccoRicco | Jan 29, 2012 11:46:21 AM


  4. No question the girl can sing, but I do wish she'd just sing....the vocal calisthenics are way too much.

    Posted by: Douglas | Jan 29, 2012 11:53:24 AM


  5. There's an extra .html extension on the "after the jump" link.

    And, yes, she's screechy. Always has been--sometimes it works for her. This isn't one of those times.

    Posted by: jim | Jan 29, 2012 11:58:16 AM


  6. Wait, sorry--Mariah's the screechy one. Xtina's just trying way too hard.

    Posted by: jim | Jan 29, 2012 12:05:07 PM


  7. truly wretched.

    Posted by: JWL | Jan 29, 2012 12:05:50 PM


  8. Brandon, your bitchy opinions aren't really a hit here. Can you stop acting like you're blogging for queerty?

    Posted by: jeffry | Jan 29, 2012 12:10:19 PM


  9. Y'all haters here, probably untalented ones at that. Christina sang the song the way Etta did during her live performances. Christina has a GREAT voice and used it to pay tribute to a legend; it was an amazing performance! A funeral is not necessarily all doom and gloom - for musicians it is usually a celebration of their life and work. Christina got a standing ovation from the attendees who knew Etta James waaaaaaay more than you trolls.

    As for her ensemble - sure, she was showing maybe a little too much cleavage but the appropriate response should be "oh dear!", ignore it, and more on. What's this - the bloody Victorian era? Should she have been covered from head to toe in dark fabric hiding all vestiges of womanhood?

    Christina is 600-million times more talented than that attention-whore Madonna - whom y'all will be creaming your panties over when she releases her computer-synthesized record label later this week in her latest desperate cry for attention....

    Posted by: CARIBTONY | Jan 29, 2012 12:31:56 PM


  10. @Caribtony "Should she have been covered from head to toe in dark fabric hiding all vestiges of womanhood?"
    Actually, yes. She had period blood running down her legs the whole time. So, yes - pants or a longer dress would have been appropriate.

    Also, Madonna isn't releasing a "record label."

    Otherwise, I agree. It was a pretty great performance.

    Posted by: Lance | Jan 29, 2012 12:41:08 PM


  11. Holy calling Chris Crocker. She's not the Virgin Mary Tony. Pull your panties out of your cha cha and take a deep breath girlfriend.

    All I said was that she didn't need to have her silicone investment on display at a funeral. There's no need to have a miscarriage.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Jan 29, 2012 12:42:17 PM


  12. I would have been mortified to have seen that live at a funeral or hell, even in a nightclub. What a narcissist. And all the blogs (dlisted) pointing out the released photos clearly show she had some fluid running down her legs, that she realized and tried to rub away. What a career nightmare.

    Imagine what a Dionne Warwick could have done. She wouldn't have been an embarrassment.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jan 29, 2012 12:45:32 PM


  13. At least she didn't show up in some ridiculously, flashy get up for the sake of "art". She's tits out, sure, but she's dressed otherwise appropriately and her singing was first class.

    Posted by: luminum | Jan 29, 2012 12:53:04 PM


  14. Good God what an embarassment. Picking up a feather with a pitchfork, so overcooked it stank, just Godawful. Restraint is the essence of good taste. Remember that Christina...and Brandon too.

    Posted by: uffda | Jan 29, 2012 12:56:24 PM


  15. All of you have a opinion, and apparently quite a few judgement calls. I just wish for once that you might understand that the world is not in need of any more commentary, not on your sense of decorum, talent, or ability (or inability) to be appropriate. Please apply this energy towards trying to be a better person to your peers and community...so that maybe someone would want to sing at your funeral.

    Posted by: booka | Jan 29, 2012 1:08:15 PM


  16. Oh my God, shut up you hating nellies. You KNOW that if Gaga was doing it you'd all be cumming in your pants over and over as to how 'incredible' it was.

    Posted by: starpeople88 | Jan 29, 2012 1:09:36 PM


  17. Not a fan of screechy acrobatics. Just sing the d@mn song.

    Posted by: Max | Jan 29, 2012 1:17:00 PM


  18. I love that she has a rosary on with that outfit.

    That kind of singing -- keeping in mind I've personally taken more and more issue with Christina's trademark over-singing as the years go by -- is supposed to come from inside. She sings to show off her vocal prowess, and she's a great technician, but "soul" singing is supposed to.. you know.. involve the soul, and not just how hard you grimace and wag your hand around.

    Posted by: antisaint | Jan 29, 2012 1:24:12 PM


  19. I think Christina did a great job. What a powerful tribute.

    Posted by: Patrick | Jan 29, 2012 1:38:36 PM


  20. Too bad she couldn't find a blouse to go with that suit......

    Posted by: patrick | Jan 29, 2012 1:43:33 PM


  21. Rolling Stone said it perfectly..."GaGa sings to express, Christina sings to impress."

    Posted by: Thomas | Jan 29, 2012 1:48:28 PM


  22. She has such a great instrument but I so often wish, as I do here, that she'd dispense with the self-indulgent vocal theatrics and just SING the SONG. A song is a story. And the brilliance of James' version of this song was her vocal agility coupled with a compellingly sung STORY.

    Christina is talented, yes -- of that I have no doubt. But this "performance" is such an unsurprising disappointment in every way.

    Posted by: Brian Normoyle | Jan 29, 2012 1:51:21 PM


  23. Can we talk about everyone filming the song with their camera phones? I say tacky everywhere. But at a funeral!!!

    Posted by: Eric | Jan 29, 2012 1:58:40 PM


  24. Oh my, that's so horrible.

    Posted by: Akira | Jan 29, 2012 2:11:09 PM


  25. What's with the attack on the blogger and the thinly veiled attacks on other artistes?

    Christina Aguilera despite the great vocalist that she is, does overdo it a lot when performing live, and that's a fact. Does that mean she's an awful singer? No, so deal with it.

    Posted by: Bryan | Jan 29, 2012 2:12:29 PM


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