Hollywood 411 went backstage at ‘The Voice’, where Team Christina went against Team Blake in a winner take all smack down. Blake Shelton talks about the competition while Christina Aguilera’s team took on ‘Lady Marmalade’. “To take the weaknesses and the criticism also, and take it with a grain of salt, and be professional enough to get up on the that stage,” Aguilera said about her team after the ‘Lady Marmalade’ performance.
The TV Guide report at YouTube has since been removed.
‘The Voice’ contestant Raquel Castro spoke with the Associated Press about her and her mother’s reaction to having her idol Christina Aguilera select her to compete on the NBC reality singing show ‘The Voice’. “That was very nerve wracking,” Castro said about singing before the panel. “I was so nervous. It was really kind of like my first big performance in front of people, and it was also in front of my inspiration since I was a little girl, so it definitely gave me butterflies and I was nervous and shaking… When Christina turned around that was amazing. That’s all I could ask for, it made my dream come true.”
During an interview with post-gazette.com, Christina Aguilera talked about the challenges of adjust to having wealth after growing up with her mother Shelly Kearns without much money. “I mean, there are definite perks. You know, my mom always did teach me to stay pretty grounded – to never take anything for granted,” ‘The Voice’ mentor explained. “The minute that you do, it could all be taken away from you. You know some things are more successful than others. Everyone has that moment no matter what business you are in, no matter what you’re doing. Would I say it was difficult to adjust? You are just playing with bigger chips, but we all have the same sort of problems.”
A special preview of Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo, Blake Shelton, and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine performing ‘Crazy’ has been posted online. The footage of ‘The Voice’ judges singing song by Cee-Lo’s duo Gnarls Barkley is featured on the NBC show’s premiere on Tuesday at 9/8c. “I loved performing ‘Crazy’ with the boys on @NBCTheVoice,” Aguilera Tweeted her followers. The video clip at NBC.com has since been removed.
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera exchanged Tweets after Christina congratulated Britney for the release of her new album ‘Femme Fatale’ yesterday. Britney then gave a mention to Christina’s new television singing competition ‘The Voice’. The pair write:
Christina: Hey @BritneySpears Congrats on Femme Fatale release! Can’t wait to see what you bring in the next video. xo – Xtina
Britney: Thanks @TheRealXtina. Can’t wait to watch you on your new show. Hope we get to hear that voice on The Voice. -Brit
Taiwanese animators NMA Word Edition offered their take on Christina Aguilera’s arrest Tuesday morning for public intoxication, while her boyfriend Matthew Rutler was charged with a DUI. NMA mentioned Aguilera’s hard partying since splitting up with Jordan Bratman and reports she had sex with Rutler in a bathroom at a family party. Aguilera is seen going through a rehab car wash of sorts, which friends are urging her to check into. Watch the animation via YouTube below.
Christina Aguilera was released from jail Tuesday morning after being arrested for being drunk in public in West Hollywood at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities don’t plan to seek criminal charges against the 30-year-old pop singer. Aguilera’s boyfriend Matthew Rutler was driving when the couple were stopped. The 25-year-old was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and remains in jail on $30,000 bail.
Christina Aguilera actually nailed the National Anthem at Cowboys Stadium last week, unfortunately it was during rehearsals. TMZ obtained video of Christina’s Super Bowl rehearsal where she got the works correct during the portion she actually performed, wrapping up before finishing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’. The video at MySpace has since been removed.
Josh Duhamel called in to the Dan Patrick Show on Monday (February 7), talking about Sunday’s Super Bowl and his wife Fergie performing at halftime with the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie joined the call later and said she felt her performance was a little “pitchy”, admitting she was nervous as hell before the show. “It was so exhilarating,” Fergie said. “It was so big. It’s a once in a lifetime thing.”
As for Christina Aguilera messing up the National Anthem, Fergie said she did hear the performance and felt some sympathy. “She’s one of the best singers of our time, so nobody can take that away from her and she’s performed it at game 6 and game 7 of the Lakers (NBA Finals), so you get nervous at these things. I’m human.” Listen to the interview at cnn.com.
Christina Aguilera admitted to messing up the the National Anthem at the start of last night’s Super Bowl. “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of it’s anthem still came through,” the 30-year-old said in a statement issued afterward.
Aguilera was supposed to sing the line “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” but ended up repeating an earlier line except with a slight variation including a word in the missed line. She sang “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.” After ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ error, she did manage to finish it off correctly and the ending was in sync with the flyover.