Christina Aguilera Is a Better Performer Than Beyoncé

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Christina Aguilera is a better performer than Beyoncé. I promise that feels just as weird for me to type as it does for you to read, but it's true. This week I was lucky enough to see Beyoncé live for the first time as part of her On The Run tour with Jay-Z. There are a few things about watching Beyoncé live that are apparent from the moment she takes the stage: Beyoncé is not fucking around. Beyoncé is absolutely, really, truly, NOT FUCKING AROUND. Beyoncé is perfection personified. Beyoncé truly believes in the power Beyoncé. Beyoncé is very generous for allowing her husband to perform a few of his songs during her concert.

See also: LIVE REVIEW: Beyonce & Jay Z - MetLife Stadium - 7/11/14

Watching her onstage, it's hard to wrap your thoughts around notions like "Beyonce is a human person" or "Beyonce feels feelings" or "Beyonce sometimes gets ketchup on her t-shirt." Because she's not, and she doesn't.

Beyoncé is a concept more than anything else, and even a TMZ candid video of her sister beating the crap out of her husband in an elevator can't tarnish her image or her ego — she might be skin on the outside, but she's adamantium on the inside, and her power is Wolverine and eternal.

But Beyoncé's performance, for all its success -- its nauseating, knock-you-off-your-feet tidal wave of overwhelming presence -- is completely insincere, as Beyoncé herself is insincere. Her On The Run show had many contrived moments — the feminist voice over coupled with huge pink words flashing across the stage, proclaiming equality between the sexes; her vainly trying to convince us that her marriage to Jay-Z is "troubled" — even when she reached for poignancy, she fell short, because everything Beyoncé does is perfect, and perfectly vapid.

When she took to the stage towards the end of her high energy dance epic, in a "casual" outfit of denim shorts, leather jacket and baseball cap to sing "Pretty Hurts," it was meant to be one of those raw moments that makes live music magical. But there was a hollow thumping where our shared moment should have been.For all her blessed talents, Beyoncé was unable to connect.

Please don't misunderstand: Everyone was mesmerized by Beyoncé. We were having the Beyoncé experience, but we weren't part of it. Which is where I came to the conclusion that Christina Aguilera, or dare I say, Xtina, is a better performer than Beyoncé.

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victordr_94
victordr_94

Christina Aguilera es mejor ;) lo demostro en la Cancion AT LAST ;) nadie se le iguala... no es lo mismo una negra con voz de negra que una Blanca con VOZ DE NEGRA ;) XTINA .... 

Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner

Knowles sold her soul to Pepsi. Aguilera wins the round by default. On that note, I can't wait for your next round of, 'ahem'.. "artists" that pinched steaming loaves in our eardrums.

Scott Conners
Scott Conners

neither one is a good singer because they are too self-adoring and make the song all about them! they don't have any nuance or enough intelligence to convey the feeling the songwriter intended

Ryan Spain
Ryan Spain

Why isn't it a three-way race between these two & Jordin Sparks!? \U0001f618

MaryTale
MaryTale

This is so true!


plus Christina has the best voice in music history...!

Matthew Simko
Matthew Simko

I have so many feelings/thoughts. We need a night out and lots of cocktails to even touch the surface.

Kristi Marie
Kristi Marie

B always has this "grrrrr" look on her face when she performs.

Rainy Lynn
Rainy Lynn

Most of them are beyonce is an overrated twit

Frank Gentile
Frank Gentile

and Judy Garland made them both look dull......

Rick Wolff
Rick Wolff

the VV has gone from being the house organ of counter culture to seeing itself a competitor with E! News

Gianni Ortti
Gianni Ortti

Honestly. . I'm Not a fan of them. But, Aguilera has a better voice, and people can understand her singing. . Anyway. ..

Tura Zatana
Tura Zatana

The beyhive is forming right now. RIP VV.

James McAllen
James McAllen

This certainly falls under the heading of "who gives a flying fuck?"

ninainnole
ninainnole

In your DREAMS. LOL.  Christina is an off key mess.  Doing terrible funky Mariah reject runs and ruining her voice with that cat-like wailing. Beyonce has energy on stage that is unmatched.  She dances, sings her ass off, and has the confidence that Christina can only envy.  Instead of making a pointless and false comparison, you should have just written a flop review about a flop Christina Aguilera show.

the.big.in.me
the.big.in.me

WORD!


PREACH!!!


Beyonce is yonce. Christina is Xtina. No doubt that they are both superstars. 


I love this article. It's one of those a-ha moments.


Congratulations for the realization. =)

vicky_oseayo_09
vicky_oseayo_09

tienen un pedo en la cabeza. beyonce es mil veces mejor, prolija, no grita no desafina, y encima baila. no hay chance. superenlo.

Genaro Lucero
Genaro Lucero

Aguilera has a beautiful voice, if you threw her in with jazz greats she wouldn't miss a beat

felipe8448
felipe8448

Christina Aguilera is an artist who has soul, and a voice. 

Beyoncé is an artist who has marketing and Jay-Z behind her. 

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Jordan Wolk
Jordan Wolk

Beyoncé sucks and is too full of herself with a room in her apt filled with pictures of just herself.

DMRR
DMRR

I actually saw Beyonce at her Roseland show back in 2011. It had beautiful moments like her singing on the white piano, the lights were amazing and the entire show set up being somewhat intimate was something I enjoy from other acts I've seen on tour but she was filming a DVD and it felt like she was filming a DVD. There were a few moments where I kind of felt... let down. She lip sings a lot. There's a perfection there that takes away from the experience a bit. One of my favorite songs from the show was "I Care." I sat there and sang every word. When it got to that chorus, everyone was bobbing their heads and yelling the song out loud. It got to the bridge where she does the high notes and she spins around in an Ikea stool and starts lip singing. Then Love On Top came around and she's on the floor rocking back and forth really feeling it but lip singing... obvious lip singing. And friend and I just looked at each other like "the fuck?" LMAO Her mic levels didn't match the pre recorded vocals.


As far as Christina Aguilera, I've seen her once. For the most part, she has her moments when things aren't perfected but for the most part, but I feel like she's much  more of a genuine act on stage. One thing I love about a singer is when they throw something unexpected at you. Sometimes I'd wonder if she could sing like her earlier days and she's hit you with a falsetto or just a absoletely crazy vocal run and I'm like "Ooooooooooh" LMAO 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a8fE5X41xI


I just want to feel something.

Jahlal Wasul Al-din Ibrahim
Jahlal Wasul Al-din Ibrahim

Christina is horrible and and always has been, she oversings every note and it's so grating on my ears...Beyoncé is a far superior artist, its not even a conversation

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Dan Grossman
Dan Grossman

Beyonce can't sing. Aguilera is passable. Sort of. Their music blows.

Stephanie Mason
Stephanie Mason

Ever since Christina mouthed the words " Mommy" to the camera as she was walking to the stage to accept her first Grammy, I have & will always love her!!!

Lulu Black
Lulu Black

and Chaka Khan is better than both of them combined.

itsdannyb1tch
itsdannyb1tch

@ninainnole sorry, you can show how many arguments you want to convince everyone this article is wrong, but it doesn't matter, 'cause the trth is the truth. Simple fact. You can deny it, but it won't change that what is said in this article is 110% right and you're damn wrong =/

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