Blind opera superstar Andrea Bocelli has paid raunchy pop vixen CHRISTINA AGUILERA the ultimate compliment - he wants to perform a duet with her.

The Italian tenor has sung with some of the biggest names in classical and pop music, including Luciano Pavarotti and CELINE DION - but he confesses he secretly longs to step onstage with Aguilera.

Bocelli, 45, says, "The world is full of wonderful voices. I love the voice of Miss Aguilera. If somebody asked me to sing with her, I'd be very happy."

30/04/2004 13:38