At first glance I can see how someone would go "What?!?!"
But the thing is, Aguilera has one of the most talented voices out there today - far surpassing even Mariah Carey, and possibly even Whitney Houston. She just went and decided to "skank" up her image to try and outdo Brittney Spears, and her talent got overlooked and underplayed. When she first came out with I think it was "Genie in a Bottle" I was going - "This kid is 16?"
She has strength, she has range, she has beautiful pitch and tone - that sounds like the perfect makings of an opera singer to me! (It actually sounds like another Annie Lennox)