Between 2011 and 2016, Christina Aguilera was a television mainstay as a coach on six seasons of The Voice.
But the pop diva was apparently miserable during the majority of her stint on the hit singing competition & goes into detail about her time on “The Voice” in the June cover story of Billboard.
She recalls the moments when she would arrive home from taping and breathe a sigh of relief. “I would just take everything off — the makeup, all of it — and would blast hip-hop, or Nirvana, ‘Creep,’ Slayer. Anything like that to get me out of that zone, that TV mode.”
Calling it a “churning hamster wheel” and an “energy sucker,” She outlined her problems with the show, which she eventually won in 2016 with Alisan Porter.
“It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in season one,” she said. “You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story. I didn’t get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules]. Especially as a female.”
Christina also said that she felt confined by the production’s restrictions.
“You can’t wear this, can’t say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet.”
Christina admits she stayed on The Voice in part because she didn’t want to disrupt the lives of her young children.
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