How Christina Aguilera's People's Choice Performance Compares to the Original

Christina Aguilera gave a stellar performance at the People's Choice Awards on Tuesday night.

The singer took to the stage at the Baker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, to sing a medley of her greatest hits.

Aguilera performed songs like "Fighter" and "Ain't No Other Man," but it was her track "Genie in a Bottle" that was altered the most from the original to make more of an impact.

Here's how it compared to the original song...

How did Christina Aguilera's People's Choice Awards performance of "Genie in a Bottle" differ from the original?

"Genie in the Bottle" was first released in 1999 and it was the main single from her self-titled debut album.

The original is a mixture of dance pop and R&B, and it features an upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics.

But Aguilera's version of the song at the People's Choice Awards was markedly different because she gave it a Gothic twist.

Performing alongside a string orchestra, the singer slowed down the song's tempo so that it had a more dramatic feel.

With the original music video playing in black-and-white in the background, Aguilera sang in a lower tone than the first version to enhance the broody atmosphere.

The singer also sang in a stunning black lace gown to highlight the Gothic theme of the whole performance.

Following her short rendition of "Genie in a Bottle," Aguilera launched into "Dirrty" which she performed in much the same way as the original.

She then also sang a verse from "Fighter," before transitioning into "Ain't No Other Man."

For the final part of her medley, Aguilera performed "Somos Nada" which is from her first Spanish-language album.

After singing her most recent single, the musician ended with a powerful rendition of her song "Beautiful," from her album Stripped.

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Later on in the show, Aguilera was recognized for her contribution to music by being given the show's first Music Icon Award.

In her acceptance speech, Aguilera reflected on her career, saying: "I have always strived for my music to communicate messages of empowerment, whether it's speaking my own truths or giving voice to those unable to do so on their own.

"My artistry has always been for the fighters in this world, for those who face adversity, for those wanting to evoke change, my music is for you.

"Believing in yourself is often the biggest obstacle of all, and throughout the years I've heard your stories about the impact of songs like 'Beautiful,' 'Fighter,' 'Can't Hold Us Down,' and, yes, even 'Dirrty.'"

Aguilera also thanked her fans for their stories, "for fighting," and for being an inspiration to her "every day."

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Christina Aguilera at the AHF World AIDS Day 2021 concert at The Forum on December 1, 2021 in Inglewood, California. She performed a medley of songs at the People's Choice Awards on December 8, including a new version of "Genie in a Bottle." Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation