by Rock ‘n Roll Ghost
After a year of ups and downs that have seen her scrutinized for every move she’s made by both the public and the press, Christina Aguilera has begun to move away from the negativity thanks to the success of NBC‘s The Voice. The show, where Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine coach singers to win the title of “The Voice“, has put the focus back on what made Aguilera famous in the first place, her own unique voice.
But that doesn’t mean that it’s all serious business with Aguilera. She still gets to be flirty and sexy, even while unleashing her show stopping, lightning-in-a-bottle, singing chops. Part of the fun about The Voice is getting to see Aguilera bicker with Shelton, Green and Levine, with the four mentors seeming less like music superstars and more like playful siblings.
The Voice‘s first season wraps up this week, with a performance show on Tuesday, June 28th at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT and the finale, where the winner, “The Voice“, will be revealed on Wednesday, June 29th at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT.
Rock ‘n Roll Ghost was able to submit some questions to Ms. Aguilera (the second time that the Ghost has interviewed her) and below are her responses.
How did you get approached for The Voice?
Christina Aguilera: I was told about a new show from my manager but having not seen many reality singing competition shows I didn’t know what to expect. I was interested at first only because of the title “The Voice“. So it was worth meeting with Mark Burnett to see what the show was all about. Once we sat down and talked it was an easy yes as I loved all that the show stood for.
What ultimately made you decide to sign on? Did you have any hesitancy in doing so? Or were you eager to do so?
Christina Aguilera: I feel strongly that in this day and age where stars and music can be wrapped up in a tiny package that a show that chose people based just on their voice was a show I wanted to be a part of. Even in the initial blind auditions it was interesting to hear what (we as coaches had to say) when we turned our chairs. There was a lot that was unexpected. And I feel that many deserving singers moved forward that maybe would not have if we had seen them and their performances. It really was all about The Voice.
Your team has been whittled down to two singers, different in some ways, but also similar in others. As you were the one ultimately responsible for keeping Frenchie and Beverly together, do you have any thoughts/feelings on them as singers/people? Do you ultimately feel that this decision will lead you to a victory?
Christina Aguilera: Right now I just want to make the best song choices with the girls. I didn’t know how heartbreaking it would be to see two go. But I think America made a great choice and I feel strongly about Frenchie and Beverly. I love all my girls and I know they will all go far, but I am very happy with the remaining two. Their voices are different but very strong.
What is the most important piece of advice you’ve given to your team?
Christina Aguilera: Sing in the moment, believe in what you are performing and it isn’t about the fall, it is about how you pick yourself up from the fall that makes a true performer.
In the current issue of “W” you go into the past year – being very upfront about the difficulties you’ve had. Do you feel that The Voice is the start of a more positive chapter in your life?
Christina Aguilera: Yes. I think that everyone has ups and downs in life.
The casting calls for Season two of The Voice have already begun. Are you coming back or is that still unknown? Do you want/hope to come back and do another season?
Christina Aguilera: I can’t say yet.
Which other judge is the one you want to beat in this competition the most?
Christina Aguilera: It isn’t a rivalry like that, we just want the best voice to win.
You don’t appear to hold back much in terms of putting your sexuality out there on The Voice. You’re very flirtatious and free. Have you received any negative feedback from anyone (producers, network, press) about this? I know that Blake has teased you a bit on the show.
Christina Aguilera: We all like to have fun and see a lighter side to each other.
When you do have time that isn’t devoted to your career or family, what do you like to do for yourself? (i.e. hobbies, fun activities, etc)?
Christina Aguilera: I love spending time with (son) Max.
Since The Voice is nearing its season finale, what do you have coming up next?
Christina Aguilera: Working on my next album.