Christina Aguilera Really Didn’t Like Being on “The Voice” and Called It An “Energy Sucker”

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As Christina Aguilera prepares to release her first new album in 6 years, she’s also shared that she wasn’t a big fan of being a coach on “The Voice.”

Aguilera was one of the first coaches on “The Voice,” with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and CeeLo Green. She returned for seasons 2,3,5,8 and 10. She won season 10 with Alisan Porter.


During a recent interview Billboard, Aguilera didn’t hold back on her time on the show and described it as an “energy sucker” and “churning hamster wheel.”

She also shared that she felt like the show wasn’t about music, ”

“I was longing for freedom. 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.”

“I didn’t get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules]. Especially as a female: 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. It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in Season 1. You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story.”