I first knew of Christina Aguilera because of the song Beautiful. Then I saw her butcher the National Anthem at the 2011 Super Bowl. O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming. That’s what should have come out but I think she actually sang What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming. Reaming? Plenty of other singers have forgotten the lyrics. I suppose it’s embarrassing for her and plenty of people have bashed her, but what I hated most was her interpretation. What’s wrong with singing The Star Spangled Banner as it was originally written? Why do people feel the need to do a run on every single note? Oh well, that was a long time ago and I’m sure she felt bad. But stop the melisma crap already.
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in New York but moved to Pennsylvania when she was seven. I think her youth kind of sucked with lots of violence and stuff. I think Dad was a dick which just made her work harder on her singing to try and forget about him. She sang The Star Spangled Banner throughout her youth in Pittsburgh for the Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates games. Hmmm…..so she really should know the words, right?
Christina was on Star Search when she was 10, but lost in the second round. A lot of celebrities got their start on Star Search. I remember watching Rosie O’Donnell on there and thinking she was hilarious. Some of the others who have appeared on that show are Britney Spears, Beyonce, David Archuleta, Destiny’s Child, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Ruben Gomez from Menudo, Tatyana Ali from Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Tiffany, Usher, and many others.
After Star Search, Christina auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club but was too young. She did get to join two years later and got to hang with co-stars Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Keri Russell. Lucky.
By the late 90’s, Christina had a number one album and single. She went on to have eight studio albums with lots of hits. Christina also has appeared on many TV shows (as herself) including Beverly Hills, 90210 and Entourage. She appeared in the movie Burlesque in 2009 which I believe was her first real acting gig and she got good reviews for that movie. Beginning in 2011, Christina was a judge on The Voice. She’s been married, divorced, and has a kid from that marriage. Christina is currently engaged to Matthew Rutler with whom she has a daughter (and a public intoxication charge). She’s been involved in a lot of charities including PETA, so that makes her look pretty good in my eyes.
Christina Aguilera will headline at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas at the end of May this year . She will end her run on October 5, 2019 but that’s what everyone says. If she’s successful, she could be there for years. I’m wishing her the best of luck.
In closing, I’m not a Christina Aguilera hater at all. I just don’t like that she destroyed the National Anthem. Learn the song and then sing it with heart and soul. Don’t show off all your technical crap. We know you have a voice. You don’t have to show us everything all at once. Don’t diarrhea all over The Star Spangled Banner again, please.