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Preview Christina Aguilera’s EXCELLENT New Album

Christina Aguilera held a listening party recently to showcase her new album, “LOTUS.”  It drops on November 13th and I personally can’t wait.  Check out the previews below of some of Christina’s favorites on the album.

Christina talks about her inspiration for LOTUS.

BLANK PAGE is a power ballad worthy of Ms. Aguilera’s powerhouse vocals.

LET THEIR BE LOVE is the dance club mix you will be grooving to thanks to uber producer Max Martin.

ARMY OF ME is the song Christina calls “Fighter 2.0.”  It’s this generation’s version of her hit song, “Fighter.”  And just as powerful.

MAKE THE WORLD MOVE is Christina collaboration with Cee Lo.

JUST A FOOL is Christina’s duet with her “The Voice” co-judge Blake Shelton and it’s another ballad that is undeniably Christina.

New Music from Christina Aguilera… WOW!

I have always said that Christina Aguilera is at her best when she is doing power ballads and her new single, “Blank Page” from her upcoming album, LOTUS proves it.  It’s a such a beautiful song and plays to Christina’s strong vocals.  So incredibly moving.  This is definitely a hit for XTINA.  Take a listen below.  LOTUS debuts November 13.

Chicago Representin’ On “The Voice”

This week NBC’s “The Voice” launched it’s third season and, as always, there was some great talent, but two Chicagoans really stood out for me.  On Tuesday, we met De’Borah, a Chicago Heights woman who embraced who true self at age 18 and was kicked out of her church choir for doing so.  HER CHURCH CHOIR!  Really, people?  Where is the love?  Well she got some love on “The Voice.”  Check out her performance below.  She is on Team Xtina (That’s Christina Aguilera’s team, for those up with the shorthand).

On Wednesday night, we met Julio Castillo.  Julio is also from Chicago and the first contestant on “The Voice” to sing entirely in spanish and you can tell the judges loved it.  La La La La La Bamba!!!  He ended up on Team Blake.  Check him out below.

I’ll be talking more about both of them Friday, September 14, 2012 on “Windy City LIVE,” 9AM on ABC7 Chicago.

IDOL Switcheroo: Adios, Enrique! Welcome Back, Randy!

So an “American Idol” “source” tells The Hollywood Reporter that Enrique Iglesias is no longer in contention for a spot as a judge on Idol and that Randy Jackson is back at the judges’ table.  Hmmmm.  And this “news” comes out on the same night that NBC premieres “The Voice.”  If I were doing finger quotes in the air right now, my pointers would be exhausted.  Whew.

Anyway!  Coincidence?  I say not.   Sounds like a well-placed story from a P.R. flack to get some buzz on “Idol” to hopefully over shadow “The Voice.”   And I guess it’s working b/c I am writing about this and “The Voice.”

In any case, I knew Randy Jackson was not going too far away from Idol.  He’s Mariah Carey’s manager.  He got her on the show and there is no way she is going to let him go anywhere.  Somebody has to keep her from slapping the you know what out of Nicki Minaj.

We should know soon enough who the judges will be on Idol since auditions should be happening with the celeb judges fairly soon.  Stay tuned, ya’ll…

Are You Watching “The Voice?” You Should Be!

Tuesday night NBC launched its latest reality-competition series called “The Voice.”  I admit I was intreagued from the get go.  I love me some Christina Aguilera.  And I love me some Adam Levine.  Cee Lo rocks and Blake Shelton has that sexy country thing going on.  Still, no matter the star power, if the show concept isn’t there, it isn’t there.  Fortunately for NBC, not only is the show concept there, it ROCKS!!!!

“The Voice” hooks you from the start.  No wonder it was the top-rated series Tuesday night with more than 11 million viewers and more than 5 million of them in the coveted age 18-49 demo.  The concept is simple… great voices show off their skills as vocalists and the judges compete to have them on their respective teams.  The voices will be weeded out by competing against each other with their judges as their guides, until “The Voice” is crowned.  Not only is the singing talent spectacular, but so are the judges and they are competitive as all get out.  Adam and Christina have this flirtation thing going on.  Cee Lo and Blake Shelton are so funny, but they all want to win.  Adam Levine even tells one contestant in his hopes to whoo him, “I wanna win this f***er.

Check out episode one online at NBC.com and then make Tuesday nights on NBC a must for your DVR.  It’s about time a new talent competition has come along that deserves you and your family’s time.  “The Voice” very much does.