In a positive feedback, a reviewer from Billboard wrote that "it's clear the diva is going for broke". Online also provided a positive review, stating that the song "promises to be a major dance-floor stomper, laying on the synths atop a thumping bass line as the power belter's potent vocals pile on the decibels". For Xtina, the news ain't good. It and peaked at number 16 in Scotland,  number 17 in Sweden,  number 21 in Finland,  number 22 in Switzerland  and Spain,  number 23 in Hungary,  number 29 in Germany,  and number 35 in Denmark.
In the back, it is seen electric-pink flames. The music video for the song directed by Melina Matsoukas was filmed between August 20 and August 21, in Los Angeles. And I get to play this character that, yeah, she may be a little bit of a badass, she's very confident, self-assured, but she's super playful and super tongue-in-cheek.
She laughs the whole way through the video. She's watching cartoons, and you know she doesn't take herself too seriously. In the opening, it shows Aguilera playing 's computer games on her computer when she gets an incoming message from an occult fortune teller. Opening the message, she asks "Hey Oranum, what's my week look like? Aguilera coyly smiles to the camera and images are shown of Aguilera writhing around seductively on a bed and eating cereal whilst on the couch watching cartoons.
She goes on a ride with the first man and seduces him leading to a make-out session between the two, then after he falls asleep, she blows up his car in electric-pink flames. Next, she goes to a bar and seduces the second man in a bathroom stall, where she bludgeons him to death, leaving spatters of blue paint dripping from the walls.
Finally, she seduces a third unlucky suitor who was foretold by the same occult fortune teller that it was his unlucky day by inviting him to a motel and then uses a baseball bat to kill him, "showering the room in a mist of red confetti". The video ends with Aguilera washing off the red confetti splattered all over herself while looking in the mirror at her reflection and as the confetti goes down the drain, shows Aguilera in her trailer eating cereal while changing channels on her television set, settling on "The Lucy Show" before smiling and turning off her television.
James Montgomery from MTV News commented that the video is "grisly and garish, but also incredibly clever and visually arresting". Kyle writing for MTV Buzzworthy gave the video a positive feedback, writing "Christina manages to be fun and provocative, the styling is beautiful and even aspirational, and Legendtina's body looks amazing". Music , Lyndsey Park complimented the cultural references in the video, writing that "it's enough to make even Seth MacFarlane or Dennis Miller 's heads spin.
And yet, somehow, it's all so very, very Xtina".