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Christina Aguilera - Haiti Telethon

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Gemini Dolly, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone watch the Hope for Haiti telethon last night? There were so many great performers, it was like American Idol All Stars out there. Amazing act after acts like Stevie Wonder, Timberlake, The Boss, Sting, Shakira, JHudson, JayZ, Alicia Keys etc. But, the one that stuck with me was Christina Aguilera debuting a song from her upcoming album Bionic called "lift me up"

    What a magnificent performance. To me, she has always been overshadowed by Britney Spears that people tend to forget shes got powerful pipes. It had me near tears.

    She also looked the best I have seen her look. I love her new hair cut.


    Did any of you have other favorites from the telethon?
  2. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Christina could sing circles around Britney.

    It may be just me, but your video didn't work...
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Very good. If only the footage wasn't so glitchy.
  4. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    She's beautiful and much more talented than Britney Spears.
  5. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    One of my favorites.


    I love this song, especially Jeff Buckley's remake. I didn't know JT had it in him. Very impressive.
  6. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Justin Timberlake was also a highlight, do you know the dude that was dueting with him?

    ETA: Wonder when hes planning on making another record? Its been like 4 years since his last one.
  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    That song has been covered so many times, and almost all of them end up being pretty good, but that was just excellent. I'm not sure I've ever heard Timberlake sing like that (i.e., normal).
  8. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Britney spears is not in the same league as Christina. None of the teeny boppers are. Christina can actually sing, and sing very very well.
  9. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Its true, CA can sing better than BS, but Britney has her beat in the popularity contest. Spears has sold way more albums than Christina.
  10. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Matt Morris
  11. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I am not a fan of Aguilera's music.....however, she does have a powerful and versatile voice. She can sing many different styles. I also find her to be smokin hot, especially in her direct TV commercial and the video for that super girl song.

    it is the same with Martina McBride....I find her to have a great voice and some of the prettiest eyes around....but I just dont care for her music.
  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    All-star Haiti telethon raises $57 million, so far
    By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer
    Sat Jan 23, 4:18 PM PST

    Organizers for the all-star "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon say the event raised $57 million — and counting.

    "The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief telethon with 'Hope for Haiti Now,' and the donations continue to come in," Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, said in a statement released Saturday. The group is helping to oversee the funds gathered from the event.

    The two-hour telethon aired Friday night on the major networks and dozens of other channels, including MTV, Bravo, and PBS, and was also streamed live online. Stars like Brad Pitt, Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and more used their presence to encourage donations for Haiti, following a Jan. 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people.

    The total released Saturday includes money raised by phone, text and the Web. It does not include donations by corporations or via iTunes, where people are able to buy performances of the event for 99 cents each, or the entire album for $7.99. Those funds also go to Haiti relief.

    The "Hope for Haiti Now" CD is the biggest one-day pre-order in the site's history and the new song "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" by Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono and the Edge, debuted during the telethon, is the No. 1 single on iTunes.

    People can donate via text, phone or through the "Hope for Haiti" Web site for the next six months. Among the organizations who will receive funds from the telethon include Oxfam America, UNICEF, and the Clinton-Bush Haiti Foundation.



  13. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I've gotta agree, and I've never been a Timberlake fan... the arrangement was quiet, and beautiful, and I had no idea he could actually sing...
  14. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    we just need a Bob Sacamano telethon and we'll be set
  15. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    once he ditched the boy band and because a mature singer his stuff has been great
  16. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    :hammer: I'm not a fan of her music but that little woman has a huge, beautiful voice
  17. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I'll watch a telethon when they put something entertaining on.
  18. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    i'll donate a gun so long as someone promises to pledge a bullet :)
  19. kristie

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  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I will personally match whatever is pledged.

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