Christina Aguilera embarrasses herself at Etta James’s funeral

Christina Aguilera was invited to Etta James’s funeral. I mean, I’m assuming she was invited, and she didn’t just show up and drunkenly hijack the funeral with her screeching. Not only was Christina invited, she performed “At Last” – Etta’s standard and one of her most beloved songs. While Etta’s performances of “At Last” were always sung beautifully and simply, allowing the emotion of the song and singer to come through, Christina treated the song like a drunken vocal exercise, of course, and began scream-singing immediately, like she always does. Like she was up there with an invisible stage full of Divas Live, and Christina wanted to make sure that you only heard her voice. This isn’t a debate about whether or not Christina CAN sing. She can. It’s about HOW she sings, the lack of emotional connection to the song, the “LOOK AT ME, I’M SINGING THE HELL OUT OF THIS SONG, BECAUSE IT‘S ALL ABOUT ME” quality to all of her recent public performances. Here’s Christina’s performance:

Ugh. If you think that was a good version of the song, you need to invest in better quality music.

Incidentally, Christina still managed to create a minor controversy with this performance. No, she didn’t drunkenly flub the lines (like she did when she sang the National Anthem), nor did she drunkenly bust her ass on the stage (like she did at the Grammys). No, people are wondering if Christina might have had some kind of loose-bowel situation during her performance. Gross, I know, but there are photos (which we don’t have access to) – go here to see the closeups at The Blemish. Many seem to think it’s urine, but I’m going to say it’s sweat. Sweat mixed with body makeup, because Christina looks like she just rolls around in a vat of orange foundation.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Koko says:

    LOOK AT ME, I’M SINGING THE HELL OUT OF THIS SONG, BECAUSE IT‘S ALL ABOUT ME – yeah, absolutely agree, she may have a voice but no musicality and definitely no talent in interpreting those classics. Who the hell invited her to sing at Etta James funeral anyway – bad taste!

    • Tiegan says:

      So true. And what a tacky outfit to wear to a funeral. I’m guessing it mas make-up/fake tan running down her legs. I mean she has it all over her hair in that second picture. Sad.

      • bros says:

        Yah, im a knee sweater too, so I empathize with her, but if it happens to me, its not laced with fresh jersey shore.

      • Faye says:

        Awful, awful singing, abuse of her own talent and a crime against Etta’s and a completely inappropriate outfit. Seriously Christina, get help, stop yell-singing because being able to belt it doesn’t mean you’re talented, it means you have good diaphragm control. Now I’m going to go listen to Etta’s version of the song to wash out my ears.

      • JenJen says:

        I’m thinking it’s sweat. I’m an ass-sweater myself, and have often gotten overheated to the point where the underside of my butt cheeks sweat and of course drip right down my leg in tremendously humiliating fashion. At least I’m not on national TV when this happens, however.

      • irishserra says:

        @bros: You are too funny! I totally agree. I’m a knee sweater… ugh… I sweat all over. No Jersey Shore, though.

      • Amy says:

        THIS. I can’t believe she was allowed on the premises with her breasts hanging out of her jacket.

  2. Cherry says:

    Looks like melting spray-tanner to me. Regardless: eew.

    • hatsumomo says:

      I dunno about the tanner. I use fake tanner(Cause I like tan on my legs- not on my face!) and its not that dark brown looking-its kinda a golden color. And the rest of her legs dosent look like its been sprayed either.

  3. Maya says:

    She needs to stop drinking.

  4. atlantapug says:

    Spray tanner. Though loose bowels would def. be more appropriate considering her recent behavior.

    This girl needs to get to a “spa” to be treated for “exhaustion” ASAP! It’s so obvious that she’s abusing something. Is someone going to wait until she shaves her head to do something about it?

  5. chloe says:

    Jesus girl your at a funeral in a church, put a shirt on, God doesn’t want to see your fake chi-chi’s, no respect.

    • Agnes says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. It’s Etta James’ funeral! What is she doing with her tits hanging out?!?

      • Justaposter says:

        I thought the same thing. At a funeral bazoombas should not be popping out.

        Tres tacky!

        She has been in the biz long enough NOT to have a ‘spray tan’ mishap.

    • lisa says:


      Also, rosaries are NOT jewelry. They are for praying. Good God.

    • Charlotte says:

      Lord, yes! Nobody’s bazooms should be swinging in the wind in God’s House! The woman has a hell of a voice when she’s not abusing it. She’s becoming a caricature of herself.

  6. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Terrible version. Why do they think if you just sing every note for about 10 minutes you’ve put emotion into this song. I wish these girls would stop singing the great songs, they only show they can’t really sing or won’t sing properly. Just stick to the shit that was written for you …

    • Lee says:

      Etta James didn’t stick to the script.
      That’s what made her great!
      And Etta would be all over you for this kinda talk.
      You ever see them sing together?
      This is trash talk. Shame on you!!!
      Etta would be tossing in her grave right now trying to figure out how to find you. SHAME on you!!!

      • NaomiCampbellsPhone says:

        Christina, is that you?

      • LittleDeadGrrl says:

        Woah, relax girl. I’m sure if Etta was gonna get out of her grave it’d be over something a lot bigger than my comment on a blog lol. I just think if you can’t sing a song that was written so beautiful, don’t, if you don’t agree good for you. Also, ETTA, I’m in Ohio please find me and sing me a song you were amazing. RIP!

      • Dee says:

        Lee its nice to see someone jump on her defense!! I think people are not realizing that Edda loved her singing and that it was most likely the family that asked her to sing. I happen to be a huge fan of Christina and its a shame that people look for all the flaws instead of the voice. Im sure Edda appreciated it and quite frankly thats all that really matters!!!

  7. RocketMerry says:

    Good grief, Christina. Good. Grief. Emphasis on the “grief”.

  8. carole VOLLh says:

    That dress for funeral oups! not good taste, hummmmmmm

  9. yasmin says:

    i hate it when she does that, spoiling that song for everyone else……so glad she got embarrassed…..

  10. brin says:

    She was probably too drunk to be embarassed. Not a good idea to invite her to sing Etta James’ signature song at the funeral anyway.

    • Tapioca says:

      Apparently Etta loved Christina Aguilera – if Beyonce had sung howled it instead, that’s when she would have started spinning!

      But I agree with all the posters who commented on the vocal acrobatic overkill – I was fortunate enough to see Whitney Houston perform live at a TV event once (before the crack destroyed her voice) and she made such a meal of I Will Always Love You that the audience were rolling their eyes wondering why the Hell she couldn’t just sing it straight.

  11. Quest says:

    Even her hairline is orange in color. It is a bad day when streaks of anything comes flowing from the vajaja area…ewwww.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Orange hairline – yeah, I noticed that too: new fashion trend? But wait, that’s not all: what’s with her elbow creases? Are those bruises? She looks like she’s been shooting up!

  12. Jag says:

    I so used to love her. She used to sing and not screech. She used to feel the songs and, as you said, not make them vocal exercises. Now, even the simplest song has to have runs and trills and whatever else to show off. She has one of the best voices ever in the world, imo, and I can’t stand to listen to her for a while now. That makes me sad. :(

  13. Adrien says:

    I really do hope that’s just spray tanner and not leaking tampon, a coffee enema or Xenical fecal excretion. I don’t wish bodily fluids mishap on anyone no matter how annoying she is.

    • DreamyK says:

      If it was anyone else, I would give them the benefit of the doubt. But since this is Xtina, I’m going to say she has some leakage going on there. If it was sweat, why is there only one stream of it..and who sweats one big azz stream? She needs to work on her kegels and lay off the sweet nectar.

  14. teehee says:

    She tried way, way, way too hard and that song is such a simple and blissful one. She did far too much filigree and fancy crap which in moderation sounds good, but constantly sounds absolutely horrible!!

  15. Asli says:

    Saw this last night and was wondering when CB would post about it :) Love this site!

    Rosary between her boobs at funeral… inappropriate? Respectless? Tasteless?

  16. bea says:

    No one thinks she just swamped her tampon? That’s what it looks like to me. If it was make-up or tanner wouldn’t that be happening over her entire body too?

  17. lucy2 says:

    It’s sad that’s how she chooses to use a great voice. Yuck.
    Both the way she sang that song and the way she showed up with her boobs hanging out were inappropriate and disrespectful.
    She’s such a mess. I’m still hoping she pulls it together and cleans herself up, but I’m starting to think she’s a lost cause.

  18. Jayna says:

    I am a huge Christina fan but thought it was awful. Yet, the reviews of her performance have been glowing.

    • Scout says:

      I heard awesome reviews, too! I always wonder who knows best – the “official expert reviewers” – including about the fashions – or people like us? Because often what they like, I don’t and visa versa.;-)

  19. buell says:

    She is looking more like Brooke Hogan every day.

  20. mew says:

    Why does she have bruises on her arms like that? Given much blood samples? Christina, pull yourself together.

  21. Victoria says:

    Is it just me, or does she look like she has track marks on both inner arms? They look bruised, and as if there was an IV insertion site.

    • Little Darling says:

      Definitely noticed!! So odd….

      • Coucou says:

        Yep, i noticed too…those marks look highly suspicious…girl is living hard…she’s wearing mortician foundation and got white powder on her roots, what the hell is she gonna do with herself once she hits 40? She better get her shit together.

  22. Evan says:

    Probably period. Could be blood.

  23. The Truth Fairy says:

    Her singing was awful – she ruined the song. Helluva tribute!

    Her boobs were hanging out – totally inappropriate outfit for a FUNERAL

    I think the leg situation is a mix of sweat and body bronzer. I hope.

  24. Atlastmyfoot says:

    I don’t ever remember her not singing in this over-the-top way. But it’s gotten even worse over the years.

  25. TXCinderella says:

    She is a terrific singer, but she just reminds me of trailer trash. She could have a long-standing career if she would just exhibit some class.

  26. Cerulean says:

    Truck stop day stripper is at it again! When will she have her great epiphany and go live in seclusion until she gets it together?
    Whatever that mystery liquid is its just nasty and diet inducing. I won’t eat for days now.

  27. G. says:

    I’m betting on her period. I used to be a swimmer, and I’ve accidentally gotten my period in the middle of a meet before; that’s what it looks like.

  28. Mina says:

    Guys am I paranoid or does it look like she shoots up drugs… Look at the first picture, her arms..

    • Little Darling says:

      Was going to make the exact same comment! Evidently she’s been rubbing more than the genie in the bottle…she’s hitting the bottle, smoking the bottle, shooting up the bottle.

  29. Missfit says:

    Everyone said it best, I agree with all of the above…the boobies are a big no no…and she could have gone soft with the vocals. And a longer skirt or pants…then that leg drip would have never happened. Wow, I feel bad for her.

  30. ThatBoyLuke says:

    We all know that Christina CAN sing, she is the voice of her generation but whether you like the way she sings is annother matter. As a fan i do and always have but some people do find it too much, Etta however had seen Christina perform this version and said it was HER favourite cover of the song so i think what Etta liked is what matters.
    As for Christina having no emotion, there are pleanty of songs she’s sang with restraint and emotion lately (E.G & ) but you only seem to ever report on her when something negative happens it’s become a witch hunt with most of the media.

    As for the liquid it was obviously fake tan, Christina was probably embarassed enough without people trying to overshadow her idol’s funeral with BS about peeing herself or whatever… it’s dumb and dissrespectful IMO.

    • janet says:

      Hey lemme educate ya real quick. U dont have a period, honey that was not fake tanner. She got her period. And i feel horrible for herr for that part. But wow shes a mess i can not believe she still has fans that are willing to ignore and defend her. :-)

    • sassenach says:

      Listen, I know you may be one of her superfans but calm down. Nobody is hating on “everything she does”, she is doing it to herself. She is a sloppy drunken, nasty mess. With her money and handlers, she has no reason to walk around with sweat and self tanner dripping down her legs with her breasts exposed and at a church funeral no less.

      Furthermore this whole “voice of her generation” is highly subjective. There are other artists her age with far batter range and certainly with better images.
      For all the hate Beyonce gets about everything, she is never a nasty drunken mess and Kelly Clarkeson, Adele and others can out sing her and outclass her any day of the week.

  31. NM6804 says:

    Boobs out, voice waaaay out and what does it get her? Certainly not respect. Attention yes, but for all the wrong reasons. At least Beyonce kept it simple when singing it and that’s saying something! So many (famous) people have said it already but I’m going to repeat: she has a serious (attitude) problem.

    • ... says:

      Absolutely, unequivocally a tragic “accident”. I have had many a spray tan and sweat can cause a dark droplet effect IF the spray tan was done that day but it wouldn’t be quite like this and wouldn’t move so slowly. However a drunkard like her would easily forget to chart her cycles and even if she did, we have all had at least one accident. My guess is it was either the first wave or she thought it was over, As its watery in consistency. Plus if it were sweat she would not have been wiping it with her other leg mid-song. And then wiping it off said leg with a hand when that failed; you can practically her the “F–k me!” running through her mind as she’s warbling like a walrus. I feel awful that her knockers and overactive flow ruined the funeral… This stuff cannot be written though!

  32. Ana says:

    Her voice was very raspy when she was talking at the beginning, hopefully she was just a little sick, if not then she is totally ruining her vocal chords with all the partying! :(

    Unfortunately that doesn’t look like sweat running down her leg to me, but if it was blood shouldn’t it be a little more red? Any way…Eww

  33. Chalky says:

    Great song, great voice, but she managed to butcher it anyway. It was awful. I will never understand why some singers insist on the screechy vocal aerobics, it takes away from the song.

  34. ladybert62 says:

    Awful outfit, awful hair.

  35. Trollontheloose says:

    I saw the video and there was nothing dripping at all. I think it was photoshopped. And that’s mean. I had to turn off the volume while re-watching it: she always bring all different kind of singing technique in every songs..

  36. Chrissy says:

    This article really hit it right on the nose: it’s what I’ve always felt about Christina’s singing. She can sing great, when she shows some restraint, but as time goes on, she seems to think she has to sing every song to within an inch of its life. Not really appropriate (nor her outfit) for a funeral – too attention seeking.

  37. Dee Cee says:

    She should have sang softly tenderly and respectfully, not screech out an ear blasting audition to fill a open air stadium

  38. Jules says:

    She could have shown up with her chest covered and sang the song straight up, with no showy runs and “vocal exercises”- THAT would have been a tribute. This was just a total mess.

  39. mln76 says:

    I think singers should be banned from this song. Etta’s version is so damn natural but these younger singers like to wring every note out. It sounds just awful.

  40. MerryHappy says:

    I seriously had to watch that on mute. The way she sings now is a freaking joke.

  41. Seagulls says:

    She had me for “at la-” and then I quickly agreed that this was not good. Eech.

  42. Lisa says:

    While I agree about Christina’s (lack of) taste in interpretation, she’s come to see it as her “style” or “approach”. There are people who enjoy it. And videos simply don’t capture live performances well. If you’d been there to have her actual voice resonate in the room, you might have been as touched as the people in the room obviously were. The people close to Etta there at her funeral mourning her were moved, isn’t there something to be said about that? Also, I really think that when Christina gets into a song she tends to vocalize more – be it a bad habit, call it whatever you want – I felt it was her way to express her emotion, and that’s what ultimately made her “oversinging” still successful, imho. It’ll be a real welcome change if and when Christina decides to relax more during a song and let her natural emotive ability pierce through. Keep in mind, she’s still young for a singer. She has a lot of time to mature and find peace with the subtler beauties of singing…if she wants it, anyway…

  43. Day says:

    I really have no idea what happened to this girl. I mean, she fell ALL the way off. People would kill for her voice but yet she ruins it every chance she get. Does she not hear herself when she sings? Is her camp filled with a bunch of ‘yes’ people who refuse to sit her down and tell her to STOP w/the vocal acrobatics? My God.

    • mln76 says:

      I have to say what do Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Lilo and Xtina have in common besides their breakdowns? DISNEY!!! I have a feeling some not so great things go on behind the scenes at that studio.

  44. ThatBoyLuke says:

    I can’t even deal with the hate she gets… whether it was fake tan or her period she didn’t do it on purpose so why all the hate? because you all love to kick a girl when she’s down SMH

    As for the song YOU might not have liked it but Etta HAS said it was her favourite cover when she heard it previously, all those talking about Beyonce can take a seat because all she did was copy ETTA’S version she gave it none of her own personality for better and worse.

    And yes Christina does have respect in the industry, her FIVE Grammys attest to that and her 80m sales… Maybe if you (and the media) stopped hating on EVERYTHING she does then she’d get her confidence back and improve.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Wait so all of us and the media are responsible for her terrible performance? I thought she was so “strong” and didn’t care what anyone thought of her? Or was that just an act? Boo f—ing hoo. It’s a tough industry. Deal with it. Hell when she’s having a bad day, she can go cry herself to sleep on her bed made of money. No sympathy from me.

      • ThatBoyLuke says:

        I’m not saying the media or commentors are responsible for whatever problems she has BUT they are guilty (more the media) of launching a smear campaign against her…
        Notice that we never see any of the good performances she’s done lately or the positive things she does, I’m not saying ignore anything bad but try and get a middle ground where it isn’t all “oh Christina is fat! Christina fell! Christina has too much make-up on!”.

        If i was in that position of going through trouble in my life and people constantly reporting only the negative things i did then it would most likely keep me in a dark place, and just so you know Money can only buy you material things not inner happiness.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Well for the record, I don’t think she’s fat nor do I criticize her appearance. I try to avoid criticizing females’ looks, especially if it’s not something they can help i.e. weight or unfortunate features etc(clothing choices are fair game). She’s not the only one who gets sh*t on by the media and if anything she seems like she can take the criticism better than many. I understand money can’t buy happiness-my point was that it’s often a trade-off in the entertainment industry—fame/wealth for personal privacy and protection. Once you put yourself out there, you open yourself up for criticism, it’s just the nature of the Hollywood Beast. Overall, I think people are pretty fair to Xtina. Most give her credit for being talented but abhor her fashion choices. *shrug*

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Holy cats, who set your tampon string on fire, kid? Eat some chocolate, take your Midol and once you’ve regained your clarity we can talk about getting you your sweatpants back.

      Look, you’re a big fan and that’s fine but you don’t get to have jurisdiction over the response she elicits in others. If people didn’t like it, or they liked another one better, you’re just going to have to learn to ‘deal’ with it because a nervous breakdown is a pretty ineffective debating technique in an unwinnable fight.

      Guilt trips and recriminations are just going to alienate people and while I find your loyalty endearing, once you’ve reached to the point where your admiration is so blinding that you’ve convinced yourself that there’s some kind of Menses-Gate-style conspiracy against her or that you need to explain to a house full of women how to recognise the signs of a period, you’ve crossed a threshold, dear boy.

      Take responsibility for a grown woman’s campaign to systematically dismantle her own life? In a pig’s eye–I didn’t do this. What has anyone here done to her besides nothing? She inspires little more than indifference in me, so I don’t really follow her outside of contexts like this. Also, fact: I’m not her enemy. Whatever force puts that bottle in her hand, that’s her enemy. The marks on her arms that weren’t put there by a phlebotimist were put there by her enemy. All of the yes men who don’t show her the love and support she needs because they want her favours are her enemies. The overgrown ego that runs roughshod over even the slightest criticism is her enemy. Her hair and makeup people– you know she did someone wrong if she was allowed to show up at a funeral with nothing covering her boobies but a crucifix–well, maybe they’re justified. She’s her own enemy, she doesn’t require assistance from strangers not paying much attention and if she’s down, she has to get up.

      At any rate, from the stats you provided, she seems to be thriving, so any personal malaise she’s experiencing is just that: sad, but her own mess to clean. No one kicked her down, she drunk-stumbled.

      • ThatBoyLuke says:

        Yes i am a fan just like i amof plenty of otherartists that is not why i’m defending her. I freely admit that her styling and make-up has been horrendous for the most part since she put on weight, i admit she has an ego and i admit that nobody is pushing her to do whatever she’s doing that’s making her a mess…
        What i’m saying is that since she started this slide, or actually since Perez started this “lets hate on Xtina” parade in 2010 the media in general hardly ever report on positive things she does it’s always about when she messes up and if that was me as a person in a dark place then it would make me even more depressed.
        Also i wasn’t saying everybody had to like her rendition i was saying that in the past ETTA has said that Christina’s version is HER favourite coverso it didn’t matter about people on here who didn’t like it because it was ETTA’s funeral and also you could see that despite her outfit and the fake tan she did her best to be respectful and really has idolised Etta for many years so people should just cut her some slack… that was all.

    • LAK says:

      i think you missed the part where alot of people are pointing out whilst she has a great voice, her adoption of over souling has ruined many a performance.

      i actually turn off any musician who does this now. cats my bleeding ears!

    • Jennifer12 says:

      I don’t hate her nor do I rag on her appearance. What bothers me is she sees herself as everyone’s victim while drinking herself unconscious, cheating on her husband and refusing to parent her child. She’s mean to other women while pretending to be a feminist and demeaning to people in general. I’m sorry for her issues, but there’s no need for her to be nasty. No one is forcing her to make the horrible choices she’s making. She has no sense of herself as anything but a victim and she is NOT one.

  45. jc126 says:

    I think it was spray tanner. I refuse to believe that anyone on their period wouldn’t be protected to the max on such an occasion, tampons plus pad.
    Mortified for her, that people are saying that.

    • ThatBoyLuke says:

      Exactly! and the way she wiped it like it was nothing, would anybody seriously wipe period juice on their hand without looking grossed out? i doubt it.

      • Samigirl says:

        “Period juice?” Ohhh boy.

      • Ana says:

        When does she use her hand? I saw her use her leg, well her calf to be exact…

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        You’d know. Sigh.

      • sluggo says:

        What was she SUPPOSED to do with it? Like you’d only believe it was period juice if she smelled it and then yelled out “OMG PERIOD JUICE EWWWWWWW” and then ran off the stage?

        Still trying to get around the idea of a GUY trying to educate a group of WOMEN about the hows and whys of a tampon accident. Hey, it happens. I’m not judging her for it … I feel sorry for her. And WOMEN who have been there and know (with apologies in advance for the following gross-out) know that it is entirely possible, if you yell, scream, or (in Xtina’s case) hit a looooong hard jugulation of a sustained note, to have a tampon SHOOT OUT, either partially or (God help us all) completely. Especially after you’ve had kids.

        So, Chris Crocker II, we ain’t gonna LEAVE CHRISTINA ALOOOOOOOOOOONE.

  46. Turd Fergussen says:

    I’ve never liked CA’s singing style. All she does is wail.

    • Louise says:

      Her voice used ot be so much nicer. I’m not sure why she sings like this now. it’s ridiculous.

      I can’t even recognise “At Last” in this. The first word was good, the rest was a completely different song. Weird.

      And my vote goes for period. It may have just started – sometimes sneezing or squuezing your Kegels can give it a strong start. I’m betting her Kegels get a workout when she sings, so i wouldn’t be surprised if she started it then or overwhelmed her tampon. Poor girl

  47. Calli P says:

    Eww! Post baby stress incontinence pee making spray- on tan run!!
    Gross- she is such an unbelievable mess.

  48. anne_000 says:

    Since Etta was annoyed that someone besides her sang that song at the inaugural (& Beyonce was terrible at it), then wouldn’t she be upset that someone else sang it at her funeral? They should have just played a recording of her singing that song.

    It should be of no surprise that CA sang it this way. She did that in the Moulin Rouge song. She was the worst of the whole group. She does this kind of thing as her normal way of singing.

    But then, I think this is the trend in singing styles nowadays. If you can’t croon or serenade, then belt it and ham it up.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Uh-huh. It’s only a matter of time before some poor soul loses his life in a freak melisma accident. ‘Damn you, we were going to re-integrate him with syllabic delivery and now he’s just ruptured his diva. By Sutherland’s Jaw, you can’t do this to a person!’

    • ThatBoyLuke says:

      Etta didn’t have a problem with Beyonce singing “At last” she had a problem with her singing it at the Obama’s inauguration which IMO is understandable.

      She has met Christina in the bast and got along with her, she also said Christina’s is her favourite cover so maybe her family decided to invite Christina since she’s idolised Etta her whole life and introduced her music to younger people.

  49. Rhiley says:

    Not only did she butcher the song but she also dressed completely inappropriately for a funeral. Cover up, girl.

  50. Bluebear says:

    The most shocking thing about this is that she sang it OUT OF TUNE! It must be said that there are NOTES on the SHEET MUSIC for a reason. Stick to them.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Yup. No such key as ‘all of ‘em’.

      • sluggo says:

        Oldest trick in the book. If you can’t hit a note, beat the hell out of it, or slide around and pretend you’re emoting.

        The shame of it is that Xtina doesn’t need to do this at all. She has a lovely, lovely voice, and could make the most amazing comeback if she just went into a studio and sang slowly, with no add-ons. Torch songs, blues, whatever: just no embellishment. It would be a wow.

  51. Samigirl says:

    I tried to resist, but I couldn’t help it….it’s awful.

    My favorite comment on The Blemish link?

    “Why rag on her?” hahahah

    Yes, it was probably self tanner, but I’ve gotten my period in public before (at work..while wearing a WHITE skirt), and I’d like to think I’m not the only one who has been embarrassed by this before, haha :)

    • sluggo says:

      Yes, many if not most of us have been there before (except ThatBoyLuke, unless we’re talking a bladder incident here) … it’s certainly happened to me. Nothing’s worse than the huge embarrassment of springing a leak at the worst possible moment.

      And when it happens, the best thing is to be as casual as possible, to avoid any more attention (“Cleanup on Aisle Five!”) until such a time as you can get to a can … the way Christina did. I’d have done the same. The damage is done, so why call any more attention to it? A casual reach-down, a mental “Uh-oh…” and then just finish up as casually as possible so she could hit the can.

  52. Tweakspotter says:

    That was….ummmm something. I agree she was out of tune.

  53. orion70 says:

    Ugh what is up with all the people with cellphones/cameras taking pics? It’s a funeral. Ick.

  54. kimberly says:

    I think what we should say is that YES she used to sing so f–king amazing! I’ve seen her perform this same song on stage years ago, and even then she had to break in the middle and ask for a bottle of water. She just seems like a REALLY REALLY REALLY lazy person, who just doesn’t want to do the work anymore.

    These are the shitty results of a once was . . . She can scream all she wants and do a little wooo at the end, but it still sounds like shit.

    And that was a period running down her leg, not tanner. THAT I feel sorry for her about. embarrassing.

  55. Bfife says:

    I agree she was tacky for wearing what she had on at the Funeral , but i know people that will complain about this too, but they are the ones that go to Church in shorts , tank top, halter tops and skippy dreses! So what’s the difference!!

    • Kimlee says:

      The difference is that she was their to honor Etta James who past and pay her respect to Etta and her family and friends who are mourning her death.

      She could have at lest put on a dame top.

    • Milli says:

      The difference Bfife, is this wasn’t a Sunday Church social. This was the funeral of her idol. She should have dressed like she was going to a funeral, not a night club. And other people dressing like sluts at church doesnt make it right.

  56. Zorbitor says:

    I like xtina but I have to agree – she overkilled it. It sounds like the piano player agreed with me.

  57. Ramona Q says:

    Oh god! What self-indulgent singing! And put on a shirt.

  58. Lisa says:

    Muh heart wuz wrapped up in clooovuur ururururururrrrr. Etta’s spinning right now.

  59. sm255 says:

    At least she’s the lesser of two evils (Beyonce’s ego would’ve made the song sound WORSE).

  60. the original bellaluna says:

    She did know she was in a church, attending a funeral, did she not?

    • LAK says:

      whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooo knnnnnnnooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwssssssssssssssss? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANd, doeuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhssssssss shhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cccccccccccccccccccccccccaaaaaaaareeeeeeee??

  61. hatsumomo says:

    I think she was on her period. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out she goes commando and thought she could get away with out wearing panties or some type of protection, especially when on the rag, you know, because she’s soooo ‘sessy’. I saw the videos and she dosent look that sweaty in her face or booby area, which is typically where perspiration starts. And for those mot familiar with menstruation, menstrual blood isnt like fresh blood from a wound- its old blood so yeah-it comes out brown or a tawny color sometimes. And given her recent history of being a nasty mess I can totally believe she thought her period was over and went out there with no protection on and got hit with ‘the last one’. That last rogue that shows up a day or two after your period is supposed to be over.

    • kristiner says:

      Yep! I totally agree with the notion of her going commando. And it was definitely period. No one just sweats from their ass. Some are strictly underarm sweaters but not ass sweating only. She’d be dripping from her face and half orange bolted on boobs and her hands would all have streaks.

      Christina has fallen so far off the make it’s sad. Remember when Britney went crazy and everyone was like at least Christina is still sane.

      Now LOOK at her. OMFG!

  62. Katie says:

    I can’t believe she had the nerve not to wear a proper top to a funeral! Oh my gosh. Stars have really lost all sense of reality and decorum.

  63. Sara says:

    That was horrible. Every song she sings sounds exactly the same because of the way she sings. It’s unpleasant to listen to her.

    • Zooyork says:

      Sara, you hit the nail on the head. It is unpleasant to listen to her. The funny thing is, my younger sister used to listen to Xtina songs in her room, and I would be in a different room in the house- and it just sounded like screaming through the walls. It seemed to me that Xtina’s voice soundsed good in the same room as the speakers, but if you’re in a different room, it sounds like horribly grating screaming/screeching. Very cloying.

  64. hopperlea says:

    I am thinking it is her period too. Maybe she got it early while singing and was not prepared or she thought it was over. I mean you can’t stop singing to run and put in a tampon. And all those saying how gross this is. Well, we have all been there and if not you will someday. Hey, shit happens. We all have our horror stories.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Oh, my horror story is truly horrible!

      First period ever; white short-shorts; junior high, during class; had to wear my PE shorts until my mom arrived (at lunch, natch) carrying a huge brown grocery bag of clothes and supplies for me.

      Total. Mortification.

    • eileen says:

      And THAT, my friends, is why IndometrialAblasion procedure is a MUST after you’re done having kids. I had mine 2 Thanksgivings ago and not one period since!! HEAVEN!

    • hatsumomo says:

      Its not that getting your rag is gross, but she wiped her hands in it onstage! What if someone wanted to shake hands with her?! Or all the things she touched afterwards?! Getting it on your hands in the restroom aint so bad cause soap and sinks are right there to wash with, but ONSTAGE! And your own blood isnt so bad either-but I cant imagine getting another woman’s blood on me! SUPER GROSS!

  65. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Unless she only spray tans and sweats from her box, that my friends, is what an over flowing tampon will do. I don’t feel too bad for her, though. She’s 30 years old. It’s not like she’s in middle school and had an accident. She’s probably too drunk -scratch that- I believe the new term is “EXHAUSTED” to be embarrassed. Someone hand her a doughnut and a shot of patron. She’ll be ok.

    • ocean says:

      Yep you said it, she looks like she is pushing down hard in the video to try and sing so it could also be a little bit of the red pee train that happens when you are on the rag. Embarrassing Ill say! However, she should have gone to the bathroom for a change before her performance

  66. gg says:

    Dang it! I couldn’t listen anymore after the first few seconds, where she TOTALLY SCREWED UP the first ICONIC, TWO NOTES. Good grief. Way to ruin, XXXteena.

  67. juju says:

    The singing was awful & then the blood dripping down her legs has to be the grosses shit I have ever seen !!! Get it together Christina this was just to freaking embrassing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. skuddles says:

    Tacky tacky Xtina! It’s like you were trying to have a sing-off… with a dead woman.

    And the maybe-period thing…. NO WORDS!!

  69. The Bobster says:

    Her implants are starting to wander. I guess they’ll meet out back. At least she’ll be fun to dance with.

  70. Daniel says:

    Best version of this I EVER heard was Beyonce’s hands down. and yeah I agree with the CA criticisms, why can’t she just SING a song instead of over singing it?

  71. Maritza says:

    What’s up with those black and blues she has on both arms? Unless she is injecting herself it looks as if she had lab tests done on her or she donated blood. Cristina sang awful and she looks so fat that I’m guessing she is probably pregnant.

  72. Penguin says:

    She would’ve looked alright if the dress was less low cut and she’d bothered to wear tights/stockings. As for the singing, I’m tone deaf so can’t really comment about that.

  73. Amanda G says:

    Oh Christina…I’ve been a fan for many years, but you make it so hard for me to defend you or even like you anymore. Firstly, put your boobs away, it’s not the right venue for that. Secondly, stop scream-singing. With Bionic, she really toned that down and her voice was beautiful. Looks like she’s gone back to her old ways.

    Isn’t it a little strange/disrespectful that people are filming Xtina’s performance on their cell phones at a FUNERAL? I would be so embarrassed.

    • Jayna says:

      Her vocals were glorious on songs on Bionic. Great range, but her vocal tone was just lovely. Her ballads on there were stunning. I forget how beautiful her vocal tone is because all she does is belt these days.

      Example – You Lost Me

      • Amanda G says:

        I couldn’t agree more! Remember her performance of “Lift Me Up” at the Haiti benefit? Stunning. She has such a beautiful voice when she isn’t screaming.

  74. LAK says:

    omg. i had to stop that recording at 40secs in…..urgh!!!urgh!!!urgh!!! why can’t xtina sing a song simply. was she always like this or is it a new thing?

  75. daisydoodle says:

    Hate when people sing by scatting and be-bopping a song…sing it the way it’s supposed to sound. That’s not a tribute…

  76. truthful says:

    she had her period, that’s what it looks like to me.

    I’ll be glad when she pulls it together.

  77. Shamozzle says:

    Trick is a walking embarrassment.

    The sooner she realises and hides herself in shame the better.

  78. Mingy says:

    that was the worst!!! damn i want those 20 seconds of my life back..thats how long i could stand listening to that shit.

    and i really hope that mess running down her leg is spray tan..but at least she didn’t fall this time.

  79. Jennifer12 says:

    Christina can sing, but it’s lost in her histrionics. All she does is belt out songs as loudly as she can. She’s all technique, no emotion and her technique now sucks since she can’t think of anything but belting out songs. Please, please someone help this woman. She’s a mess and not a hot one.

  80. dhurga says:

    I have years of music and vocal training and she KILLED this. As far as the volume of her voice, even in the etta original you have to make sure it’s turned down or it will build up too loud very fast. That xtina chose a simple piano gospel adaptation is testament to her skill: if you listen closely she changes here volume with some serious skill. Our current culture flips out on the body. She probably has the chest open so she can sing and breathe. And etta herself was no goop girl–a vocalist soon realises they either sing thin out of their throat or use thier whole body for tone and control. Y’all are so ignorant. And I didn’t see any drippy dribblings in all the videos I looked at so I think it’s either sabotage or an immature mind who can’t focus on a performance without fixating on what may or may not be a simple body process. If mick jagger had someting dripping from him noone would have a discussion. If it is, then I’ll call it: “ettamata”, when woman to woman bears her soul in song.

    • Annie says:

      I agree Christina is technically a skillful singer and normally I like her singing even though people say it’s “yelling/belting/yodelling” or whatever. But here I’ve gotta agree with the majority. What I hear here is soulless vocal gymnastics, an exercise in “look at meeee and what I can do”. I do think a quieter, more heartfelt rendition would have been appropriate here.

      Still, perhaps how Christina sings it here is how Etta liked, and it’s her funeral after all.

  81. dena says:

    what’s with the twitchy between-lyric grunts and lip-licks a la James Brown? She’s such a phony, a mimic.

  82. teri says:

    For all the women on this site acting as if they’ve never started their period unexpectedly JUST GROW UP, IT HAPPENDS. I doubt no guys frequent this site so knock off your disgust and put downs. As a woman it sucks to bleed through and more ticked off that other women would make a big deal of it.

  83. Kosmos says:

    Although that’s one of my favorite songs, I couldn’t get past the first few minutes with this version. Tacky is right. She is here to pay tribute to Etta, so her singing should be scaled down to a beautiful but simple version, not this over done monstrosity, which seems to speak “ME, ME ME!” Yes, it was inappropriate and overkill, another chance for Christina to get attention rather than show respect for Etta. Even before the song when she spoke, it was all about her. Christina’s got a great voice, but her personality and her image is poor, which ruins it for me.

  84. NinaG says:

    She has really let herself go, I was not aware she had a drinking problem, she could be suffering from depression…I feel bad for her, I hope she gets things together for her son’s sake.

  85. Regina says:

    Cristina sounds real and heart-full to me. I don’t understand the negative comments about her singing and what she is wearing. I bet Etta cheered Cristina on from the great beyond and loved Christina for standing up for her.

  86. Flim says:

    I thought her performance was magical, heartfelt, and sincere. I am so sorry for her that what is undoubtedly the highlight of her personal life and career was tarnished so cruelly by… Whatever. She deserves a tremendous amount of respect for delivering a fine performance despite such an unfortunate distraction.

  87. Peanut says:

    My thoughts are sweat/spray tan regarding whatever is happening on her leg. Her boobs look ridiculous. And I didn’t even make it through the first “at last” before just turning it off. Brutal.

  88. Lindsey G. says:

    This is why I HATE Jennifer Hudson for ruining, RUINING “Feelin’ Good” as song by Nina Simone in that f’ing Weight Watchers commercial, of all things (who okayed that???). I mean, she shat on that song.

    These ladies know nothing about restraint, and that there’s as much power and emotion in holding back, as there is in letting loose. That’s why they both suck.

  89. original sandy says:

    totally agreed on everything in the write up to the max, and then some, no emotion to the song, look at me factor, no respect for etta, she butchered that song,i was so waiting for it to end, you can tell when any ones career is starting to come to an end, singers, actors, etc. they get desperate like this, so sad.

  90. Angel says:

    holy track marks, batman

  91. sam says:

    Thank you for writing this! I saw this yesterday and totally thought she over sung it.

    Christina’s voice is very powerful, and its hard to hear ‘At Last’ without comparing it to the way Etta sung it. I just wish that Christina had sung the notes with more restraint and less gymnastics. But then I think that this is the only way Christina knows how to sing.

    There is a balance between making a song your own and respecting its history. IMO a good example was when Beyonce sung the same song for the Obamas; she managed to make the song her own without overdoing it and destroying the tone and purity of the original.

    • Jayna says:

      I totally agree with you. I hated her rendition.

      BUT christina has always oversang it this way in concert. Etta always approved of Christina and her version and why she was invited to sing it. Etta dissed Beyonce. It was Etta’s funeral, not ours, so Christina was invited. I don’t like her version, but if Etta did, so be it.

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  94. Xtina!# says:

    what is happening with you guys?? are u out of mind ?? really?? if you don’t aN Xtina’s fan so you don’t know what is the wonderful thing that called MUSIC in our days!!she has an amazing voice and she did an amazing performance at etta’s funeral!! so u don’t need to criticize her because your’re jealose in her !! and i want to see u do what she did !! and it was’nt a sweating i saw the pictures !! soo goodbay and i hope u stop to jealose in wonderful people !!
    p.s : she’s not drunk at all !!

  95. Shortcake says:

    Wow! I only read two lines of this post and stopped because it was so dark and negative. The comments were ugly too. I am not a fan of Christina Aguilera but since she’s never done anything to me I don’t hate her either. The fact of the matter is she killed that song! She has an amazing voice. The person who posted this and some of the commanders lives must suck to be so hateful towards her.

  96. erica says:

    I was almost offended by her performance. It could have been so lovely, but then she had to go into those annoying vocal gymnastics and ruin it. She has such a talent, and consistently overrides it with crap such as this.

  97. dahlia1947 says:

    Man..the idiotic “talent” that is out there these days!

    Check your panties before you go on stage DUMBASS!

  98. Dr. Sweeny says:

    Withdrawl from narcotics can cause severe diarhea. Judging by the track marks on her arms and the amount of strain on her lower abdominal muscles when she was singing, I believe she lost control of her bowels momentarily.

  99. Jason Zabork says:

    Hello Miss Piggy!

  100. Bigsexyl says:

    Why is everybody hatin on Christina, she sung the hell out of that saong, much better that that bitch Beyonce. Things happen to people. I love Christina and I think she has an amasing voice. Yall mad cause she a white girl who sound black.