Recently I been noticing Christina Aguilera’s new image, and the only thing I can think about is—um, okay? Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s cool that she’s trying to have fun with her image and her style, not only with her clothing but also with her music. But doesn’t anyone get the feeling that she’s trying too hard? What’s up with the whole Marilyn Monroe meets Betty Boop image? Haven’t we seen that from her before? Sometimes I wonder why she always has to flaunt the whole burlesque/ Marilyn Monroe image. In my opinion, it’s coming off as being redundant, predictable, boring, and just extremely campy (from what I’ve seen from a clip of her new music video). I’m glad that she’s still being cool and raunchy, but sometimes I think she puts more attention in her image than her music, which is a shame, because her voice is pretty decent, but nothing spectacular. She tends to over sing A LOT. A whole lot actually. She can obviously sing the high notes, but she over sings and belts them out so much that the songs tend to lack emotion. She seems to care more about showing off how high she can sing a few notes than just singing with emotion. In other words, she’s a bit over the top to me. Tries so hard to portray so many things in her image (Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, campy burlesque hoochy mama, dirrty girl meets glamour Hollywood) and tries so hard to over sing that it seems like she’s shouting in between the song. It just doesn’t work for me. I like Xtina, but something about her just turns me off. No originality needs to do something different, and maybe let her voice be more of the focus than this burlesque thing she’s flaunting (again).