Watch: 10-year-old Christina Aguilera's talent show debut

Nobody likes being surprised with embarrassing childhood footage, let alone on television.

During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Christina Aguilera was forced to cringe through a clip of her debut TV appearance.

The footage dated back to 1990, when a 10-year-old Christina performed 'A Sunday Kind of Love' on the talent show Star Search.

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"I didn't even win, I came in second!" Christina said with a laugh.

Embarrassed as she might have been, hers wasn't the only career the show helped launch, with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, LeAnn Rimes and Usher each getting their starts on the program as youngsters.

Check out the vintage clip above.

Want more before-they-were-famous goodness? Check out this slideshow.


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