“I wanted to give the audience something they haven’t seen in this venue.
Christina Aguilera is aiming high with her new residency show at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. Outer space high, actually. “The Xperience” begins with an astronaut gliding across the stage, leading the audience to discover a new world where everyone is allowed to be whoever they want to be in this moment, partying in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip with one of the most familiar and acclaimed voices of the past 20 years.
“I definitely come [to this show] with a message of encouraging positivity and unifying people no matter what background you come from. I really wanted to allow people a safe space to just be who they are, on so many different levels,” Aguilera said Sunday after a press junket at Zappos Theater, reflecting on her first two Vegas shows.
“Coming here, it can be a little intimidating, even coming from the airport and seeing all the billboards. There are so many shows and you’re like, wow, this is a spot to be reckoned with, and you get excited but also nervous. But as a performer I think the nerves are to be embraced. It’s part of the adrenaline rush, the drive that you need to put on a great show.”
Aguilera certainly seemed to be harnessing that Vegas energy at Saturday’s show, rolling through hits and personally significant songs for 96 minutes and commanding the stage with that powerful voice whether she was flanked by an army of dancers or serenading her audience as a solo force.

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