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Something’s got a hold on Christina Aguilera in this BURLESQUE clip

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
August 11th, 2010

Christina Aguilera

No one is denying that Christina Aguilera can sing. Can she act? That remains to be seen. The first trailer for BURLESQUE was released about a week ago, and from that we learned that there is a world where burlesque dancing is a young girl's dream and it can make you a star.

I'm still unconvinced by what I've seen so far from BURLESQUE. It has GLITTER or SHOWGIRLS potential at best in my opinion. Now there is a clip from the film that really drives home that point. The clip features Aguilera alone in a room belting out "Something's Got A Hold On Me." I still prefer the Etta James version of this song, because I don't feel like Aguilera brings anything new to the delivery. I find it hard to believe that she is painfully in love, her movements and performance are too stiff and you can tell that she is performing to a recording of herself singing. Check out the clip after the jump.

And because I like to prove a point, you can see Etta James' version of the song below.


BURLESQUE tells the story of Ali (Aguilera), a small-town girl with big city dreams and an even bigger voice. She escapes her past by performing in an burlesque club in L.A. but soon finds that stardom isn't everything she thought it would be.

The film features the likes of Cher, Stanley Tucci, Julianne Hough, and Kristen Bell, and is directed by Steven Antin.

BURLESQUE hits theaters on November 24, 2010.

Source /Film

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  • jj

    Woah. Are you crazy? She is amazing. I think she more than did justice to that song. The cinematography looks really good in this clip too.

    And this is a musical, which means more characters than just her will be singing in it doing highly stylized and choreographed musical numbers, which kind of differentiates it from something like Glitter which was really only a vanity piece for Mariah Carey. It featured only a couple of terribly shot, boring songs. That song Christina did already takes a dump on anything found in Glitter.

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    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

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