Aguilera perfects motherhood-career balancing act
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) - Christina Aguilera said a season away from The Voice was the break that she needed to get reinvigorated - for herself, the show and the contestants.
Aguilera and CeeLo took time off from the show last season, and were replaced by Usher and Shakira. But they're back in their signature red chairs on Monday night when the hit talent competition premieres on NBC.
Speaking to a small group of reporters last week, Aguilera said the show, now in its fifth season, was taking a bit of a toll on her - coupled with her demanding life outside of it - including being a mother to five-year-old son Max.
"As artists we need to feel like we're appreciated and we're understood and we're given the breathing room, because we're constantly in front of the camera giving, giving, giving, giving. And then I'm a mother on top of that, and it's giving, giving, giving at home. And it's like, when do I get something back?" she said, eliciting laughter. "You know, and I'm giving, giving to my team. And it's just like, you know, I just - you just, you know, need to take a moment."