Last week Christina Aguilera and her new boyfriend Matthew Rutler made their way to Japan and then earlier this week, amid the Internet leaking of Xtina‘s racy personal photos, the couple passed thru Spain on the Burlesque promo tour. Today we learn that Xtina and Matt traveled on to London, England so that she could perform on the UK competitive reality TV series The X Factor. Here are a couple photos of the pair as they made their way out of their London hotel this weekend:
It would certainly appear that Xtina and Matt are enjoying their world tour together. But, this visit to London is work for Ms. Xtina … she was one of the big performers on this weekend’s finale episode of The X Factor. After the jump, check out photos and video from Xtina‘s appearance/performance on The X Factor …
It’s one of the biggest TV events of the year, watched by around a third of the British population. But as the X Factor final kicked off last night, the talent show was accused of straying somewhat from its family viewing credentials as Christina Aguilera and Rihanna put on two extremely provocative pre-watershed performances. Aguilera wore an extremely low-cut black dress as she cavorted with an army of lingerie-clad dancers while Rihanna thrust her way through her solo performance in pants and strapless bra. The superstars jetted in … to appear on the show, with Aguilera duetting with Rebecca Ferguson and Rihanna supporting Matt Cardle. But it was as they took to the stage for their second respective performances of the night – before the 9pm watershed – that they raised eyebrows, leading to Twitter and internet forums being flooded with comments from outraged viewers. Christina’s rendition of Express from her new film Burlesque caused the most upset, with viewer left shocked as she did the bump and grind with her female dancers. ‘Is it me, or is anyone else shocked at the raunchy performance from Christina Aguilera, being shown before the watershed?’ tweeted Sallywoodings. LottieLovesEwe was similarly taken aback:’Rihanna not so bad but Christina’s was just wrong for 8.30 TV!! seriously inappropriate.’ Predicting scores of complaints another Twitter user, WhatsAboutTown, posted the message: ‘OMG Christina Aguilera shocking……….how many complaints will ITV get about #xfactor tonight’ … On popular online TV forum Digital Spy, there was a lot of unease about the explicit nature of the performances on a family show. Georgiecats said: ‘It isn’t suitable before 9pm when small children watch this show. I’m no prude but it’s too early in the evening for that type of slutty performance.’ Smartie33 agreed, saying: ‘Christina and Rhianna – it’s just disgusting. It’s meant to be a family show.’
Oh my … these performances sure seems to have sparked the ire of a few viewers … which, I’m sure, the producers of The X Factor are wholly pleased about. Controversy sells and the fact that so many people are buzzing about the performances, both good and bad, is a boon for the popular reality TV series. Here is video of Xtina‘s performance of Express for you to be entertained/offended by:
I don’t, personally, see what all the hubbub is about but … there you have it. What do y’all think of Xtina‘s performance? Are you impressed?
[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]