Concerts are finally back and with great honor and gratitude, ECHO got to cover Christina Aguilera’s special show with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
She said during the performance how her mother was a violinist, so performing with the Philharmonic has been a life long dream of hers. Aguilera has admired composers and how they create beautiful sounding works of art, as she said she was honored to be on stage with them.
Before Aguilera came out on stage, the Philharmonic performed some classics such as music from West Side Story and finished off with Danzon No. 8, by hispanic composer Marguez.
Once finished, the main diva of the night, Aguilera opened up her hour long set with Etta Jame’s “At Last,” leaving everyone breathless with how powerful and raw her voice sounded with the song.
She went on to perform classics such as “Genie in a Bottle,” where she switched up from the more fast pace song to a more sexy, slower version with the orchestra playing in the back.
Highlights of the performance included her powerful song “The Voice Within,” which she said was one that was close to her heart and you could hear it in her voice with just how meaningful it was to her.
Though it was an orchestra special performance, Aguilera got the crowd hyped and out of their seats with songs such as “Lady Marmalade,” “What a Girl Wants” and “Dirrty.”
Our favorites of the night had to be “Say Something,” “Fighter” and “Beautiful.”
She brought out Ian Axel from A Great Big World to sing “Say Something” with her and instantly, everyone was moved to tears with how beautiful it sounded with the violins and orchestra backing them.
Her last two songs of the night were “Fighter,” which got everyone motivated and ready to take on what was to come their way next. She then closed with “Beautiful,” which even if you don’t listen to Aguilera, this song resonates with everyone, building their self esteem to make them feel more than what others say. With the Philharmonic behind her and her in a beautiful dress, it was a perfect way to end the show.
Overall the show was what everyone needed after a year of no real music shows, it was a perfect way to get back into the swing of things and ready for more fun and music to come in 2021.