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Christina Aguilera Interview

On Her New Album And Advice To 'The Voice' Losers

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Christina Aguilera
NBC

Christina Aguilera may have become even more popular as a judge on the hit reality competition The Voice, but she hasn't strayed from her popstar roots.

In fact, Aguilera recently released Lotus, her fifth studio album which features the single "Your Body". The result of a year's work and collaborations with artists like fellow Voice Cee Lo Green, that proves she still has what it takes to be a star.

I chatted with Aguilera this week about The Voice and balancing the reality show with her music career and motherhood.

Diane Anderson-Minshall: You’ve said Lotus is about getting back to the root of who you are. Is that something you ever really got away from?

Christina Aquilera: No I never got away from it, but who I am changes every album.

Anderson-Minshall: You were working on this album while also judging The Voice. How did you juggle all that?

Aquilera: Yes, I was. And also being a mom to Max. Like any working mother it is a juggling act, but that is why it was so important to me to have a recording studio in my home. I can go shoot The Voice, come home and put Max to bed and then go into the studio.

Anderson-Minshall: Does working on your music challenge you creatively in ways The Voice doesn’t?

Aquilera: I think they both inspire the other. Making music is my true love and passion and working with these contestants who are just at the beginning reminds me of the hunger and drive and where I started. So they each inspire the other in a very positive way.

Anderson-Minshall: Is there a contestant from past seasons of The Voice that you wish you could have or would have saved from elimination?

Aquilera: All of them. Nobody wants to see someone go, and they are all talented in so many ways. I try to lead by example and show them I didn’t win, but look at me now. They need to just keep trying as The Voice is but a small step on a larger journey.

Season Three of The Voice is down to the top six contestants--none of whom are from Team Christina--who will perform Monday, December 3 for their chance at making the quarterfinals.

The Voice airs on NBC Mondays and Tuesdays 8/7PM Central.

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