What a night! Yesterday the second last episode of The Voice featured the final live performances and included a heart-felt tribute to the victims of the recent Connecticut school shooting. I think this was the best way to get the evening started: it’s true the show is about glitz, glam and music, but it’s also true that its protagonists are not disconnected from reality. Moreover, I really appreciated the way in which the tribute was presented, with the coaches and all the contestants of this season holding a card with the names of the victims on it; for once, the focus was not on the killer, but on the poor victims, despite what usually happens in the news.
As for Christina, she sported two outfits. The chair look reminded me of what she wore last year at the finale (in that case, the black sequin blazer was by Dolce & Gabbana) and brought back some memories from the Back to Basics era, as my friend Jessica correctly noticed.
I’d like to think her crystal-embellished top hat was a tribute to one of the best moments of her career, back in 2005, when she performed in South Africa at the Unite of the Stars concert. At the time she wasn’t a mother yet, and she was going through a very intense and successful moment of her life. That tiny top hat has always looked amazing on her.
Her outfit included a crystal-embellished black catsuit (a custom-made piece), paired to a sequined blazer by Alexandre Vauthier with structured shoulders and satin shawl collar.
Her top hat is such a playful accessory! It’s a custom-made creation by the Berlin-based milliner Fiona Bennett, who has often included top hats in her collections.
And now back to the tribute, a live performance of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. In this case, I’m a bit on the fence when it comes to her hairstyle: without the top hat the blonde bob looks a bit harsh on her. The outfit included custom-made black leggings, a white camisole and matching blazer, an array of Loree Rodkin chain necklaces and Christian Louboutin black Daffodil pumps.
The beautiful white blazer with wide lapels is by Yigal Azrouel, while the white silk camisole is by Kiki de Montparnasse. I like the outfit, but the white blazer + white cami doesn’t convince me much.
Tonight the finale will be aired, but unfortunately I won’t be watching it live, since I live in Italy. David Babaii, Christina’s hair stylist, has recently said she will go back to black for such an important event and I can honestly say I can’t wait to see her!!!