NBC’s talent show offering The Voice debuts tomorrow, and though some might be wondering what kind of singing phenoms might come out of the show, we’re solely focused on the judges (or coaches, as they preferred to be called). And if you’re anything like us, you must be wondering — why exactly did Christina Aguilera join the show? The Gay Walk Of Fame honoree tells all in a profile in USA Today, including some early details on her next album.
At first, Xtina was hesitant of being a part of a televised singing competition. “I wanted to make sure I was a part of something very positive and not negative just for television’s sake. I wanted to bring positivity and a really honest perspective.”
But she felt like she could really bring something to the show, since she could relate to the contestants. “For me, I know what it’s like to be them,” Aguilera says, adding that she was a Star Search contestant back in the day.
She was also looking for a new start after a tumultuous year, which consisted disappointments, flubbed lines, DUIs and a divorce. “The last year has probably, with the divorce and considering everything that’s gone on, has humbled me a little bit,” she says with a laugh.
Aguilera is happy to be staying put in L.A. for awhile, working on her follow-up to Bionic, which will focus on her “personal evolution.”
“For this one, I really want to make a real rooted, heartfelt record,” she says. “After someone goes through the things that I have, regarding a divorce, there’s a lot of emotions that are stirred.”
“I prove to myself that I’m stronger than just to let things take over me, and take over my head space,” Aguilera says. “I’m very honest with myself in seeing if there are things that I need to change about my life, or if there are things I need to do stepping forward. That’s in part why I got the divorce. It’s a new beginning for me. It’s all positivity for me. I’ve been through some hard things, but I’m on the up and up. ”
We certainly hope this is the beginning of a new era for the singer. Sure, it’s easy to make Burlesque jokes til the cows come home, but we honestly prefer it when Aguilera is putting all other pop stars to shame by being at the top of her game. Don’t you?
[Via USA Today]