Not The Same Girl: Christina Aguilera Performs “Not Myself Tonight” on The Oprah Show

by Bradley Stern

And now, Christina Aguilera‘s first ever performance of “Not Myself Tonight,” done live for the annual ritual sacrifice to the Gods/Oprah (perhaps better known as The O Magazine 10th Anniversary Special.)

She sings live, it is dark, there is lots of smoke on stage, and there are assorted dancers doing moves behind her.

So Gaga.¹

But really, it’s a bit of a non-event, isn’t it? Maybe it’s just me (or the expectations laid out in the video), but I was expecting some instant wardrobe changes. Or some hot ball gag action. Or anything, really.

Solid vocals toward the end though. This isn’t an easy song to sing live, I’m sure.

Oh, And I like the brief women’s lib speech she gives in honor of Mother O. That’s a nice touch.

¹ Not actually Gaga. Fuck off, Gaga stans.

  • http://justinyourmind.com Justin

    I wanted the beginning with the green lights to be sounded off by Kylie’s “Ten…nine…eight…” and then I realized she looks like Cyndi Lauper with that cotton candy hair. Or Madonna circa Blonde Ambition, especially during the Like a Prayer segment.

  • Jake

    It was great, i cant stand the dancers!

  • BOU

    do you not do anymore Iamamiwhoami news? you havent in a while

  • isla

    all i can say is that ur gonna love the video i sent u next week….be on the lookout for the ‘original”