Christina Aguilera fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams by performing at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The 40-year-old songwriter delivered incredible vocals during the first of her two-night residency at the historic venue on Friday.
After taking the stage, Aguilera opened up about the experience and admitted that the magnitude of the opportunity made her extremely emotional.
Fulfilled: Christina Aguilera fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams by performing at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
For her performance, Aguilera wore a slim-fitting blouse with black sleeves, structured shoulders and a plunging neckline.
She paired the blouse with matching leggings and a pair of high-heeled leather boots.
The Genie In A Bottle songwriter added a noticeable amount of sparkle to her ensemble with numerous necklaces, earrings, and other diamond-encrusted jewelry.
Christina also contrasted the dominant color of her outfit with a pair of long white gloves, which she later took off.
Show-stopping: The 40-year-old songwriter delivered incredible vocals during the first of her two-night residency at the historic venue on Friday
Emotional: After taking the stage, Aguilera opened up about the experience, admitting that the magnitude of the opportunity made her extremely emotional
Aguilera’s gorgeous platinum blonde hair was tied in a graceful knot for the duration of the show.
At one point, Aguilera wore a long silver coat with a white fur lining that stood out from the rest of her clothing.
After the concert, the songwriter told about her experience via just shocked, and said she was very impressed with all the hard work that went into the show.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been around so many amazing, incredible artists, musicians, writers, dancers, movers, all in the same night,” she said.
Beautiful: For her performance, Aguilera wore a slim-fitting blouse with black sleeves, structured shoulders and a plunging neckline
She also sent a shout-out to the musicians and organizers of the event, noting that her performance would not have been possible without their help.
“I have a lovely family of wonderful, incredible people, but tonight I wanted to thank the Hollywood Bowl and the LA Phil for inviting me to perform,” she said.
Aguilera also noted that the experience was particularly emotional for her, as she said, “I hope I got all the tears out of the way…I’m a crybaby.”
The What a Girl Wants singer also discussed her early life and how her mother’s interest in older compositions influenced her musical sensibility.
Out of the way: In a post-concert interview, Aguilera said she wanted to make sure she “had all the tears out of the way” before her performance
“This is the moment of your life, because my mother is a violinist…so I remember all those images of her playing her violin every night in our living room, and all my life just playing classical music,” she commented. on.
The hitmaker also said she was happy to work with classically trained musicians because her performance allowed her to reflect on her past.
“I’m so inspired by stories and composers… there are such elements in creative pieces with influences and inspirations that I grew up with and have to record tonight,” she said.
Going back: The hitmaker indicated she wanted to include “influences and inspirations I grew up loving” in her performance
Aguilera then discussed her early inspirations as an artist, noting that a very specific film and its star had inspired her to perform at the Bowl.
In particular, she noted that The Sound of Music “was the first thing that appealed to me musically. I wanted to be Julie Andrews on the hills. Tonight is that moment for me!’
The singer will perform for the second time on Saturday evening with Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic.
Another: Aguilera will give a second show on Saturday with both Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic