Christina Aguilera may have served multiple stints on NBC’s flagship reality singing show, The Voice, but looking back now she doesn’t have the best of memories for her time with it. The former coach is speaking out against the show in a new interview shared on wmagazine.com, in which she sheds new light on her experiences. One of the major issues she took with the show was the Blind Auditions
.@Xtina opens up: “I think I did choose to, no pun intended, take a chair for so long and do something very commercial for my little ones. But at a certain point I felt like I’m not even doing them a service by cheating myself and what I’m here to do.” https://t.co/tVWAoTIPF4
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“I signed on to a show where the blind audition element was something interesting, something genuine. After a while, though, you start to see that everyone is good-looking,” Aguilera shared. “It wasn’t a comfortable place for me to be, where I’m just part of a money-making machine. When I stop believing in something, then it’s like, What am I doing here? I think I did choose to, no pun intended, take a chair for so long and do something very commercial for my little ones. But at a certain point I felt like I’m not even doing them a service by cheating myself and what I’m here to do. They should be seeing Mommy live her best life.”
Guess it really isn’t all about just the voice then. Shocker.
Aguilera also didn’t like many of the restrictions being on the show put on her.
“Once again, I found myself in that place where I’m being told what to do, what’s going to be acceptable or unacceptable, what’s okay or not okay.” Christina explained. “It’s like, God, you know, I’m a mother of two now. The genie is out of the bottle.”
Aguilera’s time with The Voice came to end in 2016 around the time when Gwen Stefani joined. However, she says Stefani’s romance with fellow coach, Blake Shelton, was not the cause of her departure.
“No, it never had anything to do with any one person at all. And I actually think it’s really cute Blake and Gwen found love in that chaotic environment,” Aguilera went on to say. “I fought for a long time to get two females in the chairs. And, for a long time, I was just told it wasn’t the demographic. But just know that I was a fighter behind the scene
It’s a bit surprising to see Aguilera all of a sudden slamming The Voice. Honestly, it’s probably so she can get some more press to promote her new music, but who knows. Readers do need to keep in mind though that at the time she was coaching, she was earning roughly 18 million dollars, the most of not just the four coaches on The Voice, but of all reality singing shows at the time, so take of that what you will.