There was a lot of things to be excited about during The Voice finale. Specifically the performances, which included Nelly, Cher, and one particular home coming performance featuring Pitbull. That performer, is of course musician and old voice coach Christina Aguilera.
To the surprise of viewers at home, Aguilera had a lot more to show off than her signature pipes. Christina's performance on The Voice with hit maker Pitbull revealed Aguilera's sleek body transformation. This came as a huge shock as Aguilera hasn't been seen much since she announced that she was leaving The Voice temporarily to focus on music. It also looks like she focused on her body too.
It hasn't been an easy couple of years for Aguilera. Amidst poor reception on her last two albums, the songstress has also come under scrutiny for her weight gain during her coaching days on The Voice. Since her hiatus from the show Aguilera has reportedly lost 20 pounds. According to a source, US Weekly claims that the singer wasn't always confident about going against critics. Sources said to the magazine, "A lot of people were on her about her weight and it depressed her. She went through a bad time because of the criticism."
For Aguilera weight has always been a struggle when the industry is concerned. The singer has been on both scales of the weight spectrum. She's also been super skinny, which she had said was a product of being "over worked."
However, the gossiping persisted, and some scrutinized Aguilera for having an "attitude" while judging, while others were taking to her fashion sense, as most of the clothes she wore on The Voice weren't looked at as flattering to her new body. The weight gain was debated by gossip magazines and blogs so much that even Adam Levine came to her defense. While being interviewed by Ellen Degeneres the Maroon 5 singer, and The Voice judge said, "She should be left alone. No one should bother or haggle her about her weight or anything that she does or says."
When Aguilera returned to the stage of The Voice for her rousing performance last night, it looked like she was at least being mindful of those critics and taking everyone up to task by debuting a bare midriff. While it is sad a woman's healthy weight gain has garnered so much attention, it's good to see Aguilera taking things in stride.
If you ask us she looks great either way, and still has the pipes to back up that talent.
Do you think Christina Aguilera needed to lose weight?