Christina Aguilera’s Team Shines Bright With Big Performances and ‘Lady Marmalade’ Group Collab on ‘The Voice’
Christina Aguilera's all girls team went up to bat first on tonight's live episode of 'The Voice,' and Xtina paved the way by warning the male judges. "I couldn't be more thrilled about tonight, and you boys better watch out, because my girls, they're coming," she said threateningly. "They're coming for all of you guys."
Before the girls took the stage, Aguilera told them that she wanted to see performers rather than vocalists tonight. Did her team pull through?
Raquel Castro, the show's youngest competitor, batted first for her team, and gave Team Blake Shelton a 'Blow' with her dance-pumped Kesha number. Up second, Beverly McClellan waltzed in with a spot-on performance of Melissa Ethridge's 1993 smash single, 'I'm the Only One.' Though she was harboring a cold and had to rest her voice leading up to her live stage debut, McClellan had the whole room clapping along as she belted it out. Even host Carson Daly went so far as to tag it a "professional performance."
Around the mid-show mark, Aguilera sat down with her girls to pump them up for a big collaborative performance. All five from Team Christina -- the famous judge included -- strutted their stuff for the NBC audience and viewers with a song from Xtina's past, 'Lady Marmalade.' Though Mya, Lil Kim and Pink were nowhere to be seen, they weren't at all missed with the fabulous 'Voice' ladies substituting.
Third to the mic for the all-ladies team, Lily Elise showcased her flirty personality with Fergie's 'Big Girls Don't Cry.' The judges seemed lukewarm about her stage show, but it was overall a positive response. Last up, former 'Idol' contestant Frenchie Davis gave us 'When Love Takes Over,' originally by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland. As expected, it was full of attitude and a big voice, and pitted Team Xtina with a good luck charm leaving tonight's premiere live episode. Even Aguilera's nemesis, Shelton, told Davis that she's "the most powerful singer, probably, in this competition," and admitted that she created a party in the room. We'll say!
Watch Christina Aguilera and Her Team Sing 'Lady Marmalade' on 'The Voice'