Christina Aguilera confirms she’s recorded ‘new material’ for Mulan

Christina Aguilera has recorded new material for Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan.The Genie in a Bottle hitmaker made the surprise announcement during her Xperience residency show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, according to editors at Entertainmen…

Christina Aguilera has recorded new material for Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan.

The Genie in a Bottle hitmaker made the surprise announcement during her Xperience residency show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, according to editors at Entertainment Weekly.

“The live-action Mulan is coming out by the way. You have to go see it. I recorded a new Reflection and new material for the movie. I’ve been working on that, but this is the original,” she told the crowd, before launching into the hit tune.

Reflection, written by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel, was performed onscreen in the 1998 original animated classic by Broadway star Lea Salonga, but Aguilera released a version of the song as her first-ever single, which launched her pop career at the age of 17.

The upcoming remake stars newcomer Liu Yifei as the titular character, alongside Jason Scott Lee and Jet Li, and follows the story of a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a male warrior and joins the army in order to save her ailing father.

Director Niki Caro previously explained her version doesn’t include any musical numbers but insisted she honours the original Oscar-nominated soundtrack in a different way.

“I mean, back to the realism question – we don’t tend to break into song when we go to war. Not that I’m saying anything against the animation,” the filmmaker said at a press presentation, reported Digital Spy. “The songs are brilliant, and if I could squeeze them in there, I would have. But we do honour the music from the animation in a very significant way.”

Mulan hits cinemas from 25 March.

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Christina Aguilera rocks risque Viktor & Rolf dress for Paris Couture Week

Christina Aguilera rocked a risque Viktor & Rolf dress as she attended the design duo’s recent show at Paris Couture Week.The 38-year-old singer wore an oversized tulle trenchcoat from the designers’ spring 2019 collection printed with the message, “F*…

Christina Aguilera rocked a risque Viktor & Rolf dress as she attended the design duo’s recent show at Paris Couture Week.

The 38-year-old singer wore an oversized tulle trenchcoat from the designers’ spring 2019 collection printed with the message, “F**k This I’m Going to Paris.”

Aguilera was in the city as she played her first gig in more than 10 years in the French capital at the AccorHotels Arena.

She hit the Jean Paul Gaultier show first, and arrived in style dressed head-to-toe in a black and white kimono-style outfit designed by the Frenchman himself.

She turned heads in the silk kimono – which was covered with the words “Gaultier” hidden throughout – black corset belt and thigh-high boots, with her hair scraped up into a high bun.

The Genie in a Bottle hitmaker also sported knuckle dusters adorned with the word “Gaultier” across two hands.

Aguilera then made a surprise appearance at Viktor + Rolf’s show wearing the oversized tulle trenchcoat, and cheekily posed for paparazzi, and took a series of selfies as she was sat on the front row.

Joined by her stylist Karen Clarkson, Aguilera was seated next to American singer Poppy, who is a big fan of the iconic popstar.

“I’m going to have to get a picture,” she gushed to WWD. “I think she’s so great.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Miss Fame was also in attendance at the couture show – wearing the “No Photos Please” dress from Viktor + Rolf’s spring 2019 collection – actor Ian Bohen, who was there with his Teen Wolf co-stars, Holland Roden and Tyler Hoechlin.

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Christina Aguilera stuns as a natural beauty for Paper cover shoot

Christina Aguilera has shed her signature heavy makeup look to appear bare-faced for a Paper magazine photoshoot.The singer appears on the cover of the magazine wearing no cosmetics in an extreme closeup shot, which highlights her perfect, radiant skin…

Christina Aguilera has shed her signature heavy makeup look to appear bare-faced for a Paper magazine photoshoot.

The singer appears on the cover of the magazine wearing no cosmetics in an extreme closeup shot, which highlights her perfect, radiant skin and freckles.

In an interview with the publication, the Genie in a Bottle hitmaker reveals her stripped-back look reflects where she is as a musician.

“I’ve always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a story line and play a character in a video or through stage,” she shares. “I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature. But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty.”

Aguilera also revealed her decision to show her natural side was somewhat inspired by rapper Cardi B, who is confident in her own skin.

“She makes people really crack up just by being herself, and it’s genuine,” she said of her favourite new artist.

The 37-year-old first shared a stripped-down makeup look at the American Music Awards in November (17), appearing on the red carpet with very little product aside from pink lipstick.

Yet the mother-of-two hasn’t fully abandoned her over-the-top looks, including the bold eyeshadows and red lipstick she is known for. The Paper spread also features the blonde beauty posing with false eyelashes and heavy black eye-liner.

“I mean, I’m a girl that likes a beat (made up) face, let’s not get it twisted,” she joked.

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