Christina Aguilera says she's 'so excited' to perform first show in Israel

The American star said she would give the people of Tel Aviv an 'unforgettable' experience


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Christina Aguilera performs as Christina Aguilera Headlines Pride Live's Stonewall Day 2023 At Hudson Yards, Powered By Google at Hudson Yards on June 23, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Pride Live + Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center)

American pop superstar Christina Aguilera has said she cannot wait to perform in Israel for the first time this summer.

Following in the footsteps of Robbie Williams last month, the popstar will perform in Rishon LeZion as part of a Live Nation series of events.

In a message posted to the Live Nation Israel Instagram page, Aguilera said “I am so excited to finally make my way to Tel Aviv,”

Last month, former Take That singer Robbie Williams returned to Israel for the first time in nearly ten years, telling an adoring Tel Aviv crowd that he was "grateful for the Jewish people."

Opening his 90-minute show, he shouted out: “My name is Robbie f*cking Williams, yalla balagan!”. Yalla Balagan loosely means “let’s do this” or “let’s go” in Hebrew.

Christina Aguilera has previously spoken of her acceptance of the Jewish faith, which she was introduced to by her husband Jordan Bratman.

She even embraced the traditional Brit Milah ceremony, telling SF Gate in 2008: “I’m not Jewish, my husband’s Jewish … I never really knew a lot of Jewish people growing up either, so I really had no idea about the bris and all the Jewish holidays. It’s all a learning process for me.

“It was a very sweet experience; we had a lot of close friends come over and experience the bris with us.

“We’re such a non-conventional couple, we had a lot of penis balloons everywhere.”

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