Christina Aguilera is sharing her ideas on Adam Levine’s exit from “The Voice.”
When requested how the “Liberation” songstress reacted to the latest information that Levine was stepping down after 16 seasons as a coach on the NBC singing competitors collection, Aguilera mentioned she “wasn’t stunned.”
“We held palms from the start of that present,” the 38-year-old, who was additionally a coach on the present for six seasons earlier than leaving in 2016, defined to Entry in a brand new interview printed on Monday.
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She continued: “We kicked it off and we did not know the place it was going to go, what was going to occur, so I feel there’s all the time a time and a spot the place, particularly as an artist, getting again into your artistic mode and getting out of that sort of setting is vital I feel. I really gained some respect with that call.
“I feel it is good to comply with your coronary heart over Dallas typically,” she added with amusing.
Final month, “The Voice” host, Carson Daly, made the announcement that Levine wouldn’t be returning to the present.
“After 16 seasons, Adam Levine, our beloved coach and good friend, has determined to go away ‘The Voice.’ Adam was one of many authentic coaches that launched the present, successful the competitors thrice and provoking lots of the artists that he labored so intently with through the years … He’ll all the time be a cherished member of the ‘Voice’ household and, in fact, we want him nothing however the perfect,” Daly mentioned on the time (by way of the Put up).
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Levine joined the present as a coach when it first aired in 2011, together with nation singer Blake Shelton, CeeLo Inexperienced and Aguilera.
For Aguilera’s half, she additionally made waves final 12 months when she revealed she would by no means be a coach on “The Voice” once more. Talking about her determination to go away, the Grammy-winner famous that engaged on her new album “Liberation” opened her eyes to some private points.
“What I used to be doing final 12 months with ‘Liberation’ was sort of a shedding of a sure pores and skin on some stage,” she advised Individuals journal in Might.
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“Previous to that, I had given myself absolutely to tv and being part of a community that actually wasn’t fairly the match for me after the period of time I put in,” Aguilera added.
“I needed to get grounded once more in my artist physique, and that’s what I did with ‘Liberation,’” the “Lovely” singer continued. “Transferring on to this period, it’s simply an thrilling time of contemporary power. Vegas is coming on the excellent time for me.”
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Aguilera went on to say that she took “The Voice” job as a result of it was secure for her youngsters in comparison with a touring schedule. “I used to be so scared to be on tour for thus lengthy. It took me a very long time. I initially took the seat on ‘The Voice’ as a result of it stored me in somewhat little bit of a extra grounded place for my kids.
“However after a sure period of time, in fact, the artist in me was like, ‘I’ve to evolve!’ I used to be simply very afraid of going out on tour and the instability I felt it will perhaps impose on my kids.”
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For “The Voice’s” upcoming 17th season coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend will return. It was introduced that Gwen Stefani will take Levine’s place.
In the meantime, Aguilera kicked off her Las Vegas residency on Might 31.
Fox Information’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.