Vocal Type: Mezzo- Soprano
Vocal Range: 4 octaves. C3- C7
Longest Note: 20 seconds - 'At last' (live)
Vocal Pluses: Christina Aguilera has a very
nimble and dexterous voice that allows for incredible vocal runs and for
her to able to jump between the different parts of her range with ease.
Also has the stamina to hold notes for extended periods of time, with
or without vibrato.
The midrange is heavy and thick- more so in recent years- and it is
where the voice is most comfortable. The texture of her voice,
particularly her belted notes, is unique with a coarse, throaty edge to
it when sung without mixing. This texture can be eliminated, producing a
smoother tone, when the voice is mixed effectively but the sound
produced is lighter and less resonate. The head voice can be either
bright and piercing or delicate and airy, depending on what is called
Vocal Negatives: The higher, coarser chest
notes- above a C5- tends to be forced, pulled and unhealthy. Though it
should be noted many fans site the sound produced as a plus to her
voice, despite it being achieved via questionable vocal means. Although
able to sing in the whistle register the notes produced tend be laboured
and require a vocal run to access.