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Christina Aguilera closes the door for good on 'energy sucking' show 'The Voice'

Singer Christina Aguilera just released her first new single "Accelerate" in over six years, but that's not the only thing she's dropping.


Brittany King


Christina Aguilera is making one thing clear about her career: it will no longer consist of being a judge on NBC's The Voice

 

The 37-year-old singer, who was one of the reality competition's original coaches alongside CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton, will not return to the show like ever, ever again.

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.

Christina Aguilera
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After five years with the "energy sucker" that was the NBC show, Aguilera tells Billboard, "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, " she says about coming home from the Voice set. 

The proud mom-of-two went on to say that she felt "suffocated and restricted" during her TV days.

 

 "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," she added. "You realize it's not about music. It's about making good TV moments and massaging a story."

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