'American Idol': Christina Aguilera reveals she'll appear on the finale

Christina-AguileraImage Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.comOn the heels of visits from Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus, American Idol is welcoming yet another diva to this show this year: Christina Aguilera. The singer revealed yesterday during a radio interview that she’ll appear on the show’s season finale on May 26, according to MTV, although Fox would not confirm the report. There are scant few details beyond the fact that she’ll be singing and that her visit is, conveniently, just a week before she drops her new album, Bionic, on June 8. The first single from the album, “Not Myself Tonight,” has already hit the ‘net, but it leaves something to be desired. Hopefully her next, and better, single will be out in time for her to perform on Idol.

Of this news, I must say: It excites me. Granted, it doesn’t sound like she’ll be mentoring since it’s the finale — and goodness knows this year’s crop could use a little bit of help from a superstar like Aguilera. But I’m just happy to see her. I’ve missed Xtina lately, and I’m ready to welcome her and her Bionic self back with open arms. Personally, I’m hoping that her Bionic reincarnation is a little more Stripped, a little less Back to Basics, if you know what I mean, and I hope she showcases it all on the Idol stage.

PopWatchers, does this news excite you? Are you ready for Xtina’s Idol-rific comeback?


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  • Drew

    Not Myself Tonight is actually pretty good in my opinion. I like it, its fun. Im excited for this album.

    • wWoWw

      Yeah I like it too.

    • wWoWw

      I like the song too!

  • Jamie B.

    I am not an Idol watcher, but I love me some Xtina something fierce so I will definitely tune in!! Counting down to June 8th!!!

  • sigtot

    I do not like fish tacos

  • fancypants

    i love Christina and can’t wait for her new album, and she’s an extra incentive to watch the Idol finale. IMO, i thought Back to Basics was a better album Stripped. “Aint No Other Man” is a timeless and brilliant single that i can see people loving 50 years from now. the same cannot be said for many songs on the radio today.

    • Dave

      Have to agree with you, fancypants. I liked Back to Basics. I think “Ain’t No Other Man” is simply one of the better pop songs of the past decade.

  • Alex

    Not Myself Tonight is a hot track, but i LOVE Christina songs like “Hurt” and “Candyman”. Back to Basics is a brilliant album. I hope Bionic is another special Christina Aguilera album.

  • L

    Tanner, NMT leaves something to be desired for you. I personally think it’s great. It’s just too bad she’s not going to be a mentor. That would be fun to watch.

  • Erica

    I’m glad that shes going to finally perform on AI. Looking forward to it. She has an amazing voice.

  • PDT

    She needs all the help she can get since “Not Myself Tonight” is tanking on iTunes.

    • tigger851

      Britney Spears doesn’t have the mentality to come up with music on her own…she’s not smart enough for that. Christina is much more talented and can sing, unlike Britney who has to have a track playing because she can’t sing while dancing on stage at one of her concerts.

      • PDT

        No one said Christina can’t sing. She just doesn’t make great music. Also, she didn’t come up with “Not Myself Tonight” on her own…in fact, she didn’t do anything but sing on it. Britney might not be the more talented of the two, but she’s been more successful at using the talent that she has than Christina has been.

  • Stella

    Not Myself Tonight sounds like something Britney Spears would put out. Here’s hoping the next single promotes the amazing vocals she’s known for!

    • Mary

      Thank you! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed. While the song is definitely catchy and Christina can sing about anything, I hope her next single sets her apart from the pack.

  • Kel

    Hell yes I’m excited. Per the Official Christina Aguilera Forums, her management has confirmed she’ll be on the finale. I’m looking forward to the amazingness that Bionic has to bring. I love NMT. It’s not as horrid as the lovely writers as EW think. I’m ready to see her perform, as Christina herself seems excited about the performances this new era is going to bring.
    And yes, PDT, “Not Myself Tonight” needs some major help on the charts.. and radio too, though not as much radio help…

    • PDT

      It’s starting to slow down at radio, too, but the drop on iTunes is staggering. It’s sitting at 46 and peaked at 6 last week. The problem with “Not Myself Tonight” is that it came out about two years too late. Sounds just like the electropop that Lady GaGa and Britney Spears have been doing, only not as good. Her voice is absolutely amazing, but that can only get you so far. Kind of reminds me of when Mariah Carey decided to stop singing and went the hip-hop route.

      • wWoWw

        It’s not slowing down at radio. Lie.

      • PDT

        @ wWoWw – it’s not gaining as much as it was…but it’s irrelevant since it’s now dropped down to #50 on the iTunes chart. She needs the second single to be huge.

  • Mark

    I was hoping that this would be the year that Britney would perform. Talk about a television event, Britney and Christina both performing would be a rating goldmine.

    • 4rocket

      Britney on Idol? What, to remind the contestants that are getting kicked off that you don’t need talent to make it, only sex appeal?

      • Dani

        I think it is called the X factor, and that is what Brit has.

      • Jase

        Just because she doesnt have a huge voice doesnt mean she isnt talented. She’s an incredible performer. She may not be able to give the Idol contestants singing tips, but she could help with performance and stage presence. She’s one of the biggest selling females ever. She didnt sell those records cuz she’s hot, she sold them because people enjoy her music.
        And i’m excited to see Xtina- she’s great!

      • 4rocket

        ” She didnt sell those records cuz she’s hot, she sold them because people enjoy her music.”
        Oh, right. I suppose if she were some 250 pound, pimply faced chick, she would have been just as successful? Her performing skills are a result of working with choreographers, not because she has natural stage presence. You saw her last year on her “Circus” tour, her performances were completely lackluster. Her success is all due to sheer luck and possibly having saved a bunch of orphans from a burning building in a previous lifetime. Talent has nothing to do with it, unfortunately.

  • Phil

    “Not Myself Tonight” was produced by hip-hop producer Polow Da Don. I wouldn’t be surprised if a remix with some rapper surfaces in order to get Xtina on Rhythm radio. Her songs were always huge pop hits, and than rhythmic stations started spinning them, and though this electro-pop beat is hot, I don’t understand why the single is tanking so badly. I mean, the first single was supposed to be “Glam” but no one has heard that track yet…IF this song stuffs and the record label rushes a big ballad for the summer, that would be horrendous! I hope they can save this single…

    • 4rocket

      NMT is too… meh. Considering that she’s been working on the album for about 3 years now, I expected her to come out with something far better than this. Here’s hoping that this is the worst song on the album.

  • RyRyNYC

    Yeah, Her single is tanking – hoping she releases a new single fast. I can understand why people like and dislike the song. As a HUGE Aguilera fan I was SORELY disappointed that with all the great TRUE artists she’s worked with in last two years she chose a very weak and over produced last minute addition to the album (a Polow da Don song, no less). The song is kinda fun for the first minute and a half… but its not really a song. the last 43 seconds of the whopping 3-minute track is her moaning like she is playing with a her favorite “bunny.” But now I have a reason to watch American Idol on May 26…

  • wWoWw

    Tanner and the rest of you need to shut your shady, hating-ass mouthes! Christina’s back, so deal. Scared? Go run off and play your Ke$ha CDs. You can’t handle real talent.

    • wWoWw’s physician

      wWoWw’s out of medication again y’all.

  • Ben

    Oh goody. Maybe she’ll teach the contestants how to screech and convince everyone that she’s a good “singer”.

    • daniel

      you’re just a hater.

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