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Christina Aguilera: Star Search Season 8

Christina Aguilera wowed audiences with her incredible voice at the age of 10 during the eighth season of Star Search and made it to the semi-finals. Three years later, she joined The Mickey Mouse Club until its end in 1994. She returned to Disney in 1998 and landed the theme song for Mulan, “Reflection.”

Christina Aguilera performs at the KIIS Jingle Ball concert.
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Aguilera has since put out multiple chart-topping albums and has won five Grammy awards and one Latin Grammy. In 2010, she starred in the film Burlesque and the following year she became a coach on The Voice.