Plenty of Randomness

Because we’re all recovering from celebrating another fabulous July 4th, I figured today’s post should be light, and of course, FUN! And, because there’s nothing in particular keeping my attention at the moment, I’d figure I just give you guys lots and lots of randomness! lol

First up….X-tina.

By now, you all should be used to my Christina Aguilera posts. However, this one is not necessarily to promote her latest album Bionic. It truly isn’t. Honestly, one day I just became curious about what Christina’s next moves would be and which single she would release next, if any….Right now, it looks like her new single will be “You Lost Me.” Clearly, I’ve been in the television dark because Christina performed the single almost a month ago on both David Letterman and American Idol. Now, I’ve listened to the entire Bionic album, but this song never stood out to me. However, after watching this performance and seeing the emotion pouring from Christina’s eyes and vocals, “You Lost Me” has become one of my favorites, proving the power of a live performance. If people aren’t getting your music the first time, it’s up to you to make them understand, and that is exactly what X-tina is doing. She is still one of the ballad queens.

Here is Christina performing “You Lost Me” on American Idol.

Also, if you’re curious. Here is the radio mix for the song as well.

Side Note: Can people please end the X-tina, Gaga comparisons! They are two completely different artists, and I think their albums speak for themselves. Both girls are extremely talented, and in very different ways. 🙂

Anyways….

After having watched the Alex Wong and Twitch performance on So You Think You Can Dance, I immediately looked up Alex Wong on YouTube. I haven’t been watching SYTYCD, so I need to catch up on my knowledge of these dancers. With that said, I found this older performance that Alex Wong did with fellow contestant Billy and SYTYCD all-star Ade. It’s a Mia Micheal’s routine, and it’s absolutely brilliant. The dance is supposed to me representative of men, life, and growing old.

A-mazing, right?! Low key, this almost made me cry….  I love watching SYTYCD because there is just so much unbelievable talent. Alex Wong is not the only gifted one. Billy with the fire engine is always great and Ade…well, here’s an old Ade performance..

Enough said. 😉

And to end today’s post, I figured I leave everyone with the latest Maroon 5 video! I love Maroon 5. Songs About Jane has to be one of the greatest albums ever. Anyways, enjoy!

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Pint Sizes Filling Up Big Containers

Hi Boys and Girls!

I know that today’s blog title sounds a little weird, but hopefully things will make sense soon…

First of all, I want to apologize for another random hiatus. I promise I haven’t left the blogging world. It’s just that…..well….I graduated from college! Praise Jebus! It’s been a fantastic four years, but now it’s time to start the real world, and I’m pumped. Soon, I’ll be in sunny LA and amongst the very stars that I blog about. Hopefully, LA’s earthquakes will be kind to a DC girl. I’m not use to the ground shaking underneath my feet…Just sayin…

Anyways, enough about me. Let’s move on to some people watching!

As of right now, album sales aren’t looking too good for Christina Aguilera’s Bionic. Bionic will become her lowest debut, succumbing to the soundtracks for popular franchises Glee and Twilight. Although, X-tina’s sales are low, it should be noted that the diva still has sold over 100,000 copies, which by today’s billboard standards, can’t be considered a total flop. True, it is still a “flop” for the diva, but I’m trying to look at the bright side of things. X-tina’s sales could have been A LOT worse with”Not Myself Tonight” and “Woohoo” performing horribly on the charts.

Side Note: I bought Bionic two days after it’s release, and although it’s a different sound for X-tina, I must say that the album as a whole is growing on me. Within the first listen, I already picked out 5 faves. They are “Bionic,” “Desnudate,” “Woohoo,” “Glam,” and “Prima Donna.” And, the only real criticism that I have of Bionic is that all of the songs both fast and slow should have the “bionic” feel. Why have the name and theme, if you’re not going to follow it, right?  Anyways, if you’re a true X-tina fan, cop the album! You will not be disappointed. The feel of the album is definitely X-tina. So, if you’re worried about a Gaga similarity, don’t sweat it. Also, if you’re just curious about the album, go get it as well OR just buy the songs I love/ would recommend off iTunes. 😉

p.s. I think a music video for “Woohoo” would help those album sales X-tina. Make it as far away from Gaga as possible and you’ll be golden!

On another note…

X-tina killed the national anthem at game 6 of the NBA finals. If you haven’t seen it already, here you go. Enjoy!

Some people think that X-tina over sings everything. However, I disagree. The girl can blow despite her tininess. So, I say that if you have the voice to fill up an entire arena, show it off! I think that loving or hating X-tina is just a matter of what style of singing you prefer to hear. I say great job.  🙂

Moving on…..

I know you all are like enough enough ENOUGH about X-tina lol, which is why we will now move on to another pint sized star Mr. Jaden Smith a.k.a. Will Smith’s mini me. Over the weekend Jaden proved that he could hold his own in Hollywood. His movie “The Karate Kid,” a remake of the 1984 classic, took the #1 spot at the box office. “The Karate Kid” gobbled up a solid $56 mil and has already grossed roughly $68 mil total. Not bad for a little kid like Jaden.

The film was produced by Will Smith, and I am not surprised by its success whatsoever. Let’s be real. Will Smith is going to ensure that his son has a great career as long as Jaden wants to act. From the looks of things, it appears that Jaden’s plan is to follow directly into his father’s footsteps. I would wish Jaden luck on not becoming a “troubled child star,” but considering that his father is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, I doubt he needs any wishing from me…

p.s. Props to Jackie Chan for getting another successful franchise under his belt. The star never left showbiz, but for some reason I feel like he’s had somewhat of a mediocre movie scene since the “Rush Hour” films. “The Karate Kid 2” is already in the works!

X-tina, We’re Watching You and Your Rival

Seeing as though I graduate in four days, I completely forgot to promote Christina Aguilera’s Bionic album. Bionic dropped yesterday and if you haven’t picked up a copy, those stores are waiting!!! I am a little behind, and have yet to cop the diva’s disc myself. However, I am excited for the surprises that it holds. Hopefully, I won’t be disappointed! I’m sure I won’t be. 😉

As mentioned last week, Aguilera’s singles “Not Myself Tonight” and “Woohoo” haven’t been doing too hot on Billboard. As of right now, her album is more or less looking like a potential flop. With that said, X-tina has a lot of devout fans, who will go out and buy her albums no matter what. So, will she be #1 next week? We can only wait and see….

How do you think X-tina’s album will fare???

Moving on…….

X-tina’s latest competition, Lady Gaga, released her new music video for “Alejandro” yesterday. The video already has over 3 million views on YouTube. I wonder why it took so long for a video to come out. I remember when Lady Gaga had a million music videos posted on YouTube before anyone knew who she was…..

Anyways, click on the link below to check out “Alejandro!”

p.s. It’s not exactly appropriate for children, which is why I won’t post it on my page.

Lady Gaga Alejandro

Sidenote: A part of me really wants to like the music video for “Alejandro,” but another part of me also wants to hate it. The concept is kind of cool, playing off ideas of homosexuality. However, I can’t help, but to feel like Gaga is trying a little too hard nowadays to be different. I loved her uniqueness in the beginning, but now it feels so forced to me. It’s possible that I’m just Gaga-ed out for the year….. 😦

What do you think about the video for “Alejandro?”

A Look At Alejandro

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