Christina Aguilera Won’t Let Me Like Her

I’ve got 99 problems, and her attitude is #1.

Oh, Christina…

I should warn you all that this post is largely about The Voice on NBC.  I love this show, and I’m not ashamed of it.  If you have seen any clips or episodes, you may have noticed that Christina Aguilera has been acting a little rude, a little conceited, and sometimes just completely unlikable.  I want to like her, but just won’t let me.

I didn’t understand “Genie in a Bottle,” but I loved it. I liked it too.  Yes, when she went through her slutty phase, it was hard for me to support her, but she had empowering songs, and “Beautiful,” which is a great song, dammit.  Even when she was “Dirty,” she was likable.  She sang about how dudes can be “players,” but ladies are “sluts” and “whores.”  I think that’s a great point.  Ladies should be able to do exactly what dudes do.  We are equal, and she demanded that – even if we were just talking sex.  Also, she’s a friggin’ machine.  This girl can sing like nobody.  She is just so powerful, and skilled.  My god, she’s good.  You have to respect that.  If I was that good, I would probably have quite an ego, so I do understand hers.  She deserves to be a little cocky, but she could save it for the stage.  I miss liking her.

Basically, Christina was always a little crazy, but I liked the craziness before.  What was different about seeing her as a coach on The Voice?  I guess, I just didn’t know she was kind of mean.  Instead of being humble, kind, considerate, or normal, she’s just shown that she’s a bit too obsessed with herself to really give people the time of day, or the consideration of tact.  She is usually correct in her criticisms; I just wish she’d be nicer about it.

If I had a genie in a bottle, I would ask him to make Christina Aguilera likable again.

To Tony Lucca (aka Mr. Tries-Too-Hard), she called his ass out once.  I was happy.  When she told him that he seemed “one-dimensional” it helped him.  He stepped his game way up, and he was thankful for the comment.  That’s what good criticism does.

But… then she just wouldn’t lay off.  Sometimes, she needed to just say, “Good job,” and leave it at that.  Her final critique was fair and a good point; she complained that doing Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” was a little strange considering its derogatory lyrics and his status as a husband and father (of a daughter).  I don’t really understand why he chose to do this song.  Yes, it was cool.  Yes, it was edgy (I guess).  I think, that like many people, I was sick of how damn hard this guy was trying.  We get it. You’re cool.  Now, sing an actual blues/rock song.  Her criticism was refreshing.  She also complimented the performance and said some nice things.  The problem is that she spent the whole season being a tool to this dude and to Adam Levine (who seems like a tool anyway), so this criticism just seemed like yet another whiny, self-obsessed insult.  It didn’t come off as the rather adept industry-wide issue it is.  OY

Another issue: she was a little cold to all the guests.  Both J. Biebs and The Wanted performed this season and were allegedly “snubbed” by Ms. Aguilera.  She just could have been a little nicer, a little humbler.

Another issue: WHAT THE HELL IS SHE WEARING? WHY WON’T SHE JUST WEAR SOMETHING NORMAL WITH NORMAL HAIR AND NORMAL MAKE-UP?  Why? …. Oh, Christina…

One of many crimes. What is this atrocity?

This actually doesn’t look that bad… but still.

Choose one crazy accessory. Also, wear pants more often. Please!

Suddenly, it seemed like she had fired her crazed stylist, hair and make-up team, and actually just brushed her hair and put on a nice dress. I praised the heavens. It didn’t last.

My point is that I want to like Christina Aguilera.  She is so amazingly talented.  Why can’t she just be nicer?

I’ve got 99 problems, and her attitude is #1.

Okay, Justin Bieber Thinks He Is Literally Justin Timberlake

I hope you saw my previous, and very recent post about Justin Bieber in which I accuse him of wanting to be Justin Timberlake – “Justin Bieber thinks he is The Ying Yang Twins plus *NSYNC.”  It is now undeniable.  This kid’s song, “Boyfriend” is just “Wait (the whisper song)” mixed with *NSYNC’s “Girlfriend.”  Now, he has released the video for “Girlfriend 2.0” “Boyfriend.”  It is exactly the same as *NSYNC’s video.

IT’S EXACTLY THE SAME.

Look at this damn video:

 

Compare it to this:

 

THIS IS YOUR FACE!

This poor kid.  He’s probably really nice.  I just can’t get behind his attempt to replace J. Timberlake…

 

They’re the same!

Justin Bieber, you will never replace the real Justin.

This Week in Unacceptable: Jennifer Hudson’s New Weight Watcher’s Commercial

This is real.

This is far too absurd to be taken seriously, yet Weight Watchers seems to want me to do so.  I refuse.

First, it is always a problem to sing a duet with yourself.  I don’t care how awesome it seems in your head, unless you’re Nick Pitera, and/or you’re singing with a sense of humor, it’s a bad choice.  A respectable, Oscar-winning actress and singer should not be doing this to move some diet system…  even if the system is respected.  Sure, Weight Watchers is good at what they do, but Jennifer Hudson should have higher standards.  The other commercials weren’t that bad.  They were still weight-loss commercials, but they were mostly fine.  Ultimately, remember to duet with others first.

Second, we didn’t need the side by side image of her pre-weight-loss and pre-stylist.  We already get that she looks great.  She wrote a book.  She made videos.  She’s already done it.  It’s weird.  Also, this just makes me sad about the pink outfit… Just look at the pink outfit.

Third, THIS SONG IS SO, SO, SO, SO, SO OVER THE TOP!  Losing weight is not a miracle.  You lost weight because you dieted and exercised.  It was not a miracle.  I’m glad that you believe in you (and me), but settle the hell down.