To the average modern day music lover Christina Aguilera‘s pipes are unmistakable. From those throaty growls to moments of dizzying melisma, for over 20 years the singer’s distinct vocal stylings have earned her mention among music history’s most celebrated vocal divas.
Yet, when she recently took to the subways of New York City (albeit in disguise alongside Jimmy Fallon), passersby – though impressed – were unable to quite pick up that they were indeed in the presence of the Grammy-winning vocal gymnast.
Look inside for their shocked faces at her reveal and the stunning acoustic performances of Aretha Franklin‘s ‘Think’ and her own 2002 hit, ‘Fighter,’ that caught their attention:
The showing was one of two Aguilera lent the ‘Tonight Show’ on Thursday night (June 14) in celebration of the release of her new album, ‘Liberation.’ Click here to listen to the album in full.