Christina Aguilera served as a coach on The Voice during the show's premiere season as well as Seasons 2, 3, 5, 8 and 10, but the singer has made it clear that she has no plans to return to the NBC singing competition.
Speaking to W magazine in a new interview, the "Accelerate" singer made it clear that she didn't leave the show due to any one person, calling the show a "hamster wheel."
Aguilera, who originally judged the show alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton
"I signed on to a show where the blind audition element was something interesting, something genuine. After a while, though, you start to see that everyone is good-looking," she said. "It wasn't a comfortable place for me to be, where I'm just part of a money-making machine. When I stop believing in something, then it's like, What am I doing here? I think I did choose to, no pun intended, take a chair for so long and do something very commercial for my little ones. But at a certain
"Oh my God, no!" she said of her reported feud with the No Doubt singer. "No, it never had anything to do with any one person at all. And I actually think it's really cute Blake and Gwen found love in that chaotic environment."
She added, "I fought for a long time to get two females in the chairs. And, for a long time, I was just told it wasn't the demographic. But just know that I was a fighter behind the scenes."
Aguilera's goal for the show has since been achieved, with Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys serving as coaches during the show's most recent season alongside Levine and Shelton. The past few seasons have all featured two females, with Clarkson, Keys
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