Christina Aguilera gave the Lip Sync Battle audience a dose of pure diva presence when she made a cameo appearance during Hayden Panettiere’s performance of her hit, “Lady Marmalade.”
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In a brief video clip of the show, Panettiere can be seen delivering a pretty impressive rendition of the famous 2001 medley, which featured Aguilera, Li’l Kim, Mya, and Pink. Decked out in a super tight corset, thigh-high boots, jewels, and giant hair, the 26-year-old Nashville star struts her stuff onstage while expertly mouthing the words to the song.
Panettiere captures the “Dirrty” singer’s sass and attitude perfectly as her rival Eva Longoria watches on. Later on in the performance, the real Christina Aguilera appeared from behind a huge black feather fan and proceeded to sing her part of the song. Wearing a black long-sleeved peplum top, matching skintight pants, a sparkly silver bustier, and silver open-toe heels, Aguilera belted out the high notes as Panettiere mimicked her provocative dance moves from the music video.
Christina Aguilera Helps Out Hayden Panettiere on ‘Lip Sync Battle’
Hayden Panettiere seems to have bounced back from her previous struggles with postpartum depression. The actress, who is married to Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko with whom she has an 11-month baby girl, spent some time in rehab to recover from her illness. She is due to return to the set of Nashville and will appear in the 14th episode of the current season.
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Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera is also set to return as one of the coaches on The Voice when it launches its tenth season at the end of this month. The Grammy Award-winning star took two consecutive seasons off the show to spend quality time with her family. She welcomed her daughter Summer Rain with her fiancé Matt Rutler in August 2014 and has also been working on two new albums that will reportedly be in English and Spanish, respectively.