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Christina Aguilera Taking Over Vocal Duties For Nightwish

In recent years pop icon Christina Aguilera has faced declining record sales and has been eclipsed by younger up-and-coming stars. After a failed attempt to reinvent herself by following in the footsteps of Lady GaGa, Aguilera has found new life in the music industry by taking over vocal duties for Finnish metal act Nightwish.

The band issued the following statement about the lineup change and about parting ways with Anette Olzon:

“Anette gave us an undeniable pop presence, which really opened up our audience and let us do things we hadn’t been able to do before. Unfortunately due to personal differences we have parted ways with Anette and we wish her the best of luck in her next endeavor.

“Nightwish will now be exploring even new musical territory with the fantastic Christina Aguilera. Inevitably the press will question how she can work out in a metal band, but so far the fit has been perfect and I think the fans will really be blown away. Her soulful style of singing fits our music perfectly.”

Reportedly a new song and music video titled “Bye Bye More Beautiful” is in the works.

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

hahaha u know, what would be funny to hear Dirty as a metal song lmfao

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psymax writes:

Yeah sure...nice job MU...laughing :))

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rychemn writes:

This I would like to see happen...(Unless you guys at MU are playing another joke on us!!!)

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. traci writes:

lmao, april fools huh?????

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cool writes:

And I heard that Britney Spears is going to make a duet with Children Of Bodom because she liked the cover song they made of hers "Oops I did it again"!

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. psymax writes:

also, Madonna will replace Angela from Arch Enemy

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Crushem writes:

haha april fools...for a split second i almost died

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DeathMetalfan writes:

hahahah lol, good job guys

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Could you imagine if this were true? I used to kind of like Christina, until this year's Super Bowl. Nightwish is awesome, though.

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Bruno: I'd buy a ticket.

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jenny writes:

Eh wells, it's not like Nightwish can get any worse anyway :P teh heh

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. p666nz writes:

Brilliant!

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

This is my favorite day of the year!

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Heimeretta writes:

Love it!!!!! An interesting concept.....might get a good record deal.....if only half the sh** on this day were true.

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. btbamfav20 writes:

agreed Jenny lmao

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. n0thinghead writes:

hell yeah bam bam (post #1)!!! lmfao!!!!!

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Planeswalker writes:

#5: I can Only imagine Brittany doing vocals for like Hate Me! or Hate Crew Deathroll, lmao!

# Apr 1, 2011 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. itman writes:

The release date is 5-6-11 But they basically said, if it sucked they wont release it. So we can hope its sweet

# Apr 2, 2011 @ 3:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Stanto writes:

If this is an april fools, you're the fool instead. As april fools is only until midday, and this was posted at 12.45pm

# Apr 2, 2011 @ 5:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. HA writes:

That "midday" rule is stupid. What kinda metal-listener follows rules, anyway.

Knowing Nightwish, this would have made them better. Because they suck the way they are now and always have.

# Apr 2, 2011 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. GORECUNT writes:

I wouldn't mind actually seeing that happen

# Apr 2, 2011 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ me neither. her dress all gothic maybe. possibly half naked as usual too, perhaps =]

# Apr 3, 2011 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Rychemn writes:

If both ladies would contribute to a song or so....could be a brillant concept....who knows, RIGHT!!!

# Apr 3, 2011 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ . . . and kiss on stage.

# Apr 4, 2011 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. kernelpanic writes:

i hate pop music, btw Christina is one of the most talentuous female singer of all time, and certanly is better than Annete...

# Apr 4, 2011 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Blindgreed1 writes:

Stanto: So would that be noon on the East coast then or Pacific? What if the writer lives in Antartica? What are the local laws there for April fools jokes? This is starting to get complicated. What if the writer wrote the peice well before your "noon" deadline but it just didn't get posted to the site intil 45 minutes later? Where is the official April fools rule book located? I need to consult it in order to properly research this claim. Pffft...

# Apr 4, 2011 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. xFiruath writes:

If you feed the April fools story after midnight does it become a gremlin?

# Apr 4, 2011 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. n0thinghead writes:

an throw skeptical water?

# Apr 4, 2011 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. hellrat writes:

and divine forth the Codex of Tomfoolery?? (only on weeknights!)

# Apr 4, 2011 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Rubyred writes:

Oh, yes APRIL Fools Day past just over this past weekend that begin Friday April 1st...'Ms. ANETTE better not leave NIGHTWISH. I was like this is not real...'NIGHTWISH are a powerful-successful band with and incrediable Vocalist Frontwoman, so don't let her slip through your fingers. All of them have great voices...'band has harmony upon harmony. Look forward to their new Album!

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. hellrat writes:

Christ Almighty, Ruby...you gotta send me some of that trippy sh!t ya got, I still ain't there yet!

anyways...Butterfly Rainbow Peace to ya! :)

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Vespo writes:

Nightwish is not the same without Tarja...

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. btbamfav20 writes:

f*** Tarja and her vagina

# Apr 9, 2011 @ 12:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Amberawr writes:

you know it wouldn't surprise me if they ran off another female vocalist, and Tarja was the best im not to much of a fan of Anette anyway, but considering this was posted April 1st i wouldn't believe it lol, also HEY Christina has an AMAZING voice lol no really she does but not appropriate for the type of music although it would be interesting :))

# Apr 9, 2011 @ 6:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. BoltThrower writes:

Nightwish would be just about the same no matter what legit female operatic singer they brought in. Some are hotter than others but most decent female singers could hit the same notes.

# Apr 9, 2011 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. hellrat writes:

^and Aguilera would handily rip ALL of their fvckin lungs out :)

pint sized chick has an exceptional vocal talent

# Apr 9, 2011 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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