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Haters Can't Hate: Hear Christina Aguilera's Stunning Version Of "Beautiful" From Hurricane Sandy Benefit

By 11.03.12

It’s easy to make fun of Christina Aguilera. She wore chaps while singing “Dirrty.” She’s the host of a reality show. She starred in the hilariously terrible Burlesque. She had some ambiguous liquid oozing down her leg while performing “At Last” on CNN. She wore a confusing Halloween costume. She…well, this album cover. But girl’s got impeccable pipes, which she proved during last night’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit. (Just a reminder: if you haven’t already, please text “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.) The former Xtina sang her 2002 hit “Beautiful,” and despite the cloying lyrics, it was a heartfelt, poignant version, made all the more powerful considering Aguilera was born in Staten Island, which was devastated by the storm.

She’s the best kind of diva: one who uses the Internet’s mockery to inspire and invigorate her, which is why in a belt-off, I’d take Aguilera over Queen Beyonce any day, any night, any time.

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