Christina Aguilera Explains Why She Took a Season Off From The Voice Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.23.2013
It returns tonight...
Christina Aguilera recently spoke with Billboard about her return to The Voice this season after taking last season off. Check out the highlights:
On taking last season off: "As artists we need to feel like we're appreciated and we're understood and we're given the breathing room, because we're constantly in front of the camera giving, giving, giving, giving. And then I'm a mother on top of that, and it's giving, giving, giving at home. And it's like, when do I get something back? You know, and I'm giving, giving to my team. And it's just like, you know, I just — you just, you know, need to take a moment."
On planning to teach the balance between life and career to this year's contestants: "It's learning how to better care and protect and nurture yourself. I'm giving these kids that coaching advice on my team this year and I'm trying to get them to step, sometimes away from, sorry, the competition of it and just live and breathe into music and remember why you're up there on that stage."
On the competition between her and Adam Levine: "Adam's like deliciously competitive. You just see his, you know, the blood boiling because he's the best sales pitch. I mean, he's a genius sales pitch guy. ... He'll sell a used car to your grandma."
On the competition being on a purely friendly level: "That's what was so cool about coming back this season is because there's a comfort level that we've never had before. That it's just like we know each other so well. We know what's going to get each other ticking or riled up, emotional. And it's cool."