Which is really sad, because it shows that people will eat shit that is likeable rather than something with more substance. That is not to say that Christina Aguilera is the quintessential example of fine art or good taste, but her voice is unique, and with the right material and performance she should be preferred over the rest. That's basically what Adele did, but I think that the basic difference is in that Adele doesn't try to be a pop star, which is what Aguilera desperately craves.