Christina Aguilera vs. Britney Spears: Which Diva Is the Better Performer?
Former pop rivals Christina Auilera and Britney Spears are about to go head-to-head as primetime judges this fall on NBC's The Voiceand FOX's The X Factor, respectively.
The singers have been in competition for as long as we can remember — from their Disney days on The Mickey Mouse Club in the early-'90s, to the Total Request Live era during the latter part of the decade.
In the years that followed, both Christina and Britney ditched their squeaky-clean bubble gum images and developed their own disctinct musical identities. Christina got "dirrty" as Xtina, and Britney experimented with a new dance-heavy sound. Yet all the while, they stayed in direct competition on the charts.
During the height of their fame, both ladies performed for packed arenas around the world, singing and dancing their hearts out, vieing for the title of America's pop princess. While most would probably argue that Christina still packs the better vocal punch, it's impossible to ignore Britney's dance talent.
At the same time, they've both experienced some serious live show flops, which are impossible to ignore. ("Gimme More" at the 2007 VMAs, anyone?)
As these former foes prep for a new kind of battle, let's put their star quality to the test. Which pop diva is the all-around better performer: Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears?