Anticipation started building for "Burlesque" the moment the cast list was announced -- Christina Aguilera , Julianne Hough , Stanley Tucci and, of course, Cher . Impatience set in when Cher showed up at the VMAs to promote the film, still able to rock her old black leather get-up at the mature age of 64. With this new clip of Aguilera, it's time to get flat-out anxious.
Video: Christina Aguilera in 'Burlesque'
It's back to classic Christina, who landed the lead role of Ali in the upcoming musical drama. After a long day of work, the singer decides to unwind with a little karaoke. As should be expected, when Aguilera takes the stage -- even if it is a dingy diner platform -- it's no amateur hour or casual shower singing performance.
As soon as she opens her mouth Aguilera's powerhouse smoky vocals own Etta James ' "Something's Got a Hold On Me." The former pop princess parades around her make-shift stage with an unplugged microphone, treating the empty diner to some stellar "hairography" -- whipping her blond locks and bouncing to the music. Gripping her chair for purchase, Aguilera ends the song with an intense vibrato note and collapses promptly on the floor after a job well done.
"Burlesque" opens in theaters Nov. 24. We'll just have to keep X'ing the days on our calendar.
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