Christina calls The Voice a “churning hamster wheel” and an “energy sucker” during which she “was longing for freedom.”
She says at the end of every day, she’d have to shake off the artifice of reality TV:
“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.”
What was so bad about it?
“It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in season one. You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story.
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.”