I am not much of a ‘Reality TV’ type of gal, but I do admit, I am a sucker for the singing and dancing shows (minus Dancing with the Stars, which I find unbearable). As the new seasons of shows like American Idol and The Voice begin their audition rounds and move into their first weeks of the actual competition, we see the judges at their best and their worst. The best, for example, being last week when Steven Tyler decided to take a dip in the pool surrounding their stage, and the worst being Christina Aguilera’s big mouth flapping in the wind over the rest of the judges on the panel. Now, I don’t mean to hate on Xtina, as she goes by these days, but I am just so disappointed in her as of late. Since the days of Genie in a Bottle and her immediate rise to stardom I have been a fan, a big fan. I mean, let’s be real, the girl can sing the phone book and make your fingers itch to dial any number that comes out of her mouth. Whether she is your cup of tea, so to speak, or not, there is no denying the talent she possesses. Likewise, there is also no denying her horrible personality ever since she was said to be “one of the best voices of our generation”. It was like, as soon as she heard that her head filled with helium and she’s been floating on her high horse ever since. I love you Christina, but seriously? Have some class, woman! On The Voice this season, which is only into its fifth or sixth episode so far, I already want to climb into my television and smack her around a bit. She never lets anyone speak, most of all Adam, and I am really over hearing her say, “I’ve been doing this since I was 4 years old”! WE KNOW! And really, who cares? Not me! What I do care about, as a viewer of the show, is the four coach dynamic, where they ALL get to partake in critiquing the talent chosen, and of course, the talent itself. Unfortunately though, it is more the Christina Aguilera hour, or rather, three hours since the episodes thus far have been incredibly lengthy, than anything else.
It seems that after Burlesque hit theaters, and people got to see the sweet and innocent role of Ali, who looks like the same Christina from the Genie in a Bottle days, she has purchased a ticket on the ego train and won’t get off. I mean, it’s not like her career was suffering by any means, what with her being gorgeous and having a voice that could start car engines with its power, she has no reason to be a horrible person, but alas, it’s happening, and fast! I literally watch Burlesque whenever I want to remember how sweet she can be, even though it was acting, I believe at one point she truly was a small town farm girl type. I have hope! Hope that the real Christina will please stand up and kick her own ass until she finds that charming girl once more. Even with my distaste of her being ever present, I still love her voice, so I guess, that’s something, right?
**As a somewhat off-topic but still on-topic end note, whenever the show puts Cee Lo on the screen, holding his cat, it is pure magic! So hilarious! It reminds me of Dr. Evil from Austin Powers. Haha!** 😉