'I realized it's not about music': Christina Aguilera reveals why she will never be a judge on The Voice ever again
Christina Aguilera left The Voice because it had become something she hadn't signed up for in Season 1. On the bright side, she got to mend fences with Pink! on the show
Christina Aguilera was part of 'The Voice' for five years and even though she was one of the favorite judges of the contestants and the audience, the singer believes that the show restricted her creativity and her opinion. “I was longing for freedom,” Christina said to Billboard.
Things got so bad for the singer that she recalls coming back home and breathing 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," she said. Christina went on to call the show a “churning hamster wheel” and an “energy sucker,” and cited different problems which she thought existed with the show.
“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 recalled that she had a lot of restrictions when she was on the show and at one point it became hard for her to take it all in. “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," she said.
The 'Genie In A Bottle' singer admitted that the only reason which kept her on the show was her young children: son Max Liron, 10, and daughter Summer Rain, 3. “It’s easy to get comfortable and cushy in the same place and not have to worry about uprooting your kids. I’ve been putting myself on the back burner," she confessed. However, there was one good which came out of the show and that was a chance for her to mend things between Pink and her.
The two had a fall out in 2001 but in the recent times, they have been able to work things out. “I was so excited — even she was like, ‘Why is she so excited to see me?'” Christina remembered. “I was like, ‘Another female! There’s another vagina in the room! I’m so excited!'”