Pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera famously battled the charts during their rise to fame in the last decade. Both camrades of the infamous Mickey Mouse Club, they were a natural tabloid magnet as teenage stars that duked it out in the public eye for years. Christina was viewed as the truly talented singer, while Britney was the over-the-top performing and dancing threat. It became a popular global team situation… kind of like the Twilight movies these days. You were either Team Christina or Team Britney. Well, those days of the Britney vs. Christina feud have come around again.
Christina Aguilera was seeming to be a little washed up when she turned up on NBC’s The Voice and managed to return to relevance. The show was a runaway hit success, but now Britney Spears is entering the fray. Simon Cowell, one of the major masterminds behind the American Idol reality-TV juggernaut, was able to negotiate a deal with the “Queen of Pop” to be a judge on the upcoming season of his new singing competition, The X Factor. Britney is rumored to have received as much as $10 million for agreeing to the taxing job of judging a singing competition on television. But more importantly, it sets the stage for the two child stars to duke it out once again. As a matter of fact, The Voice, which recently concluded a successful second season, is coming back quicker later this year to do battle with The X Factor. That’s right. They are purposely coming back in the fall, a few months ahead of the normal schedule the last two seasons, to be a direct competitor to Simon Cowell’s show, pitting Xtina versus Britney once again.
You have to give kudos to Simon Cowell for landing Spears on his show. She is as dominant a pop culture figure as ever. However, does she really have the right to judge a singing competition like Christina Aguilera? But then, if anyone knows what it takes to be a pop star, certainly Spears is the one.
Both Spears and Aguilera have the kind of clout that makes them obvious targets for Illuminati theories. With a much higher presence in the media back for both of them, and no doubt a highly publicized battle royale of pop stars once again, one has to wonder where the Illuminati, if they exist, will fall in this. Is Rihanna going to have to step aside temporarily as the appointed Illuminati princess? We’ll keep you posted.