Here is another performance from Christina Aguilera set at the Justin Timberlake & Friends concert in Las Vegas. The singer did a rendition of ‘Not Myself Tonight’ from her widely ignored ‘Bionic’ album. Check it out below:
Although Aguilera sounded a lot better than her near horrendous performance of ‘Beautiful’, the damage that has been done to her voice over the years was most apparent. Her belting has become hoarse and rough, and is no longer as clear as it was only 3 years ago (see her ‘Back To Basics’ tour DVD).
After countless performances of screaming from her throat, Aguilera has almost completely lost her upper range. While all singers experience changes with age, the rapid decline of Aguilera’s voice is clearly not only attributable to time. It seems that the effects of bad technique have finally caught up with her.
By comparison, Beyonce’s voice is better than ever. Still, each singer is different and we do not know the other vocal issues with which Aguilera might be dealing. Could it be the nodules that have plagued her idol, Mariah Carey, for years? Or have her vocal chords, like her success on the charts, simply lost their steam?