Christina Aguilera - Beautiful

24 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments

This is the first time I have ever reviewed one of Christina Aguilera's music videos on this blog. She made an appearance once as I reviewed "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5, in which she features in. However this is an early song from her, when she was still finding her way, and she sings it beautifully. I decided to do this music video today as I'm going to see the X Factor tour in Birmingham at the LG Arena tonight, and Little Mix sang this song on the show, and they sung it perfectly as it related to Jesy lots as she was having a tough time. This song linked in amazingly and I hope they sing it tonight.

Christina Aguilera has been going since 1999 and has always been pit against Britney Spears, and although I believe Christina has a strong empowering voice, Britney was favoured more, and people thought Britney had finally won, but most recently she has come out on top, with Britney following her shadow, this will be a battle that will last a lifetime, and will get more and more intriguing as the years go by. However they've known each other since the start, when they both became part of the Mickey Mouse Club and have claimed that this rival is nothing more than banter between old friend. Yes that's right Christina admitted in an interview that her and Britney go way back and are really old friends.

"Beautiful" was written by Linda Perry, who is known for being the main singer from 4 Non Blondes, she has had a few solo attempts, but now sticks to songwriting, and has worked for Christina a few times, and most of her notable songs was written by Linda Perry. Christina's voice matched this song amazingly. However I totally get what some people have said, such as why such a pretty girl like Christina gets to sing this song? However there are haters out there who'll do anything to make her feel down, and that's where I think the emotion came from for this song.

The music video is very controversial, but also fits in perfectly, I don't know any other better way of doing this, and it would have reflected badly on anyone who refused to show it, as it's extremely clever, and I can't help but laugh at some bits in it, and it shows that people are just people and everyone's the same no matter what they look like, as long as you're happy inside, it doesn't matter what others think, and if you aren't happy, find a way of loving yourself just the way you are.

I like how they've put Christina in a dirty horrible room, it shows she is pretty sitting right there in that room. Again it's clever, if they would have put her among some people then she may not be the only beautiful person. So I'm quite surprised by this.

Overall, I love this music video, it's almost a short film in a few minutes, and I love how it stands up for all the issues of the world, such as an underweight girl, a skinny guy lifting weights, a girl being bullied, a goth being ignored, and how it touches on LGBT such as a gay couple and a transgendered person. This is extremely clever, and although subtle it creates this huge effect that's still being talked about today.

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