Christina Aguilera 'The Voice' will influence her new album

Singer says she is ‘inspired every day’ by the contestants’ journeys

Matthew Murphy

In the final part of Rolling Stone's series of interviews with the coaches of The Voice, Christina Aguilera reveals that her experience as a mentor on the hit show has had an impact on her own creativity. "I thought it would be an amazing thing to be part of someone else's journey while going through the next chapter of my life and recording my next album," she says. "At the end of the day, it's going to surface in my own music and on my own albums because I'm getting inspired every day working with everybody – this cast, this show, the other coaches, both on and off screen." 

Aguilera isn't the only one gushing with enthusiasm about working on The Voice. Though all of the show's coaches told Rolling Stone that they were skeptical about getting involved at first, they were all grateful that they did get on board. "I get sick at when I think what if I had passed on this and moved on and they hadn't waited on me," says country star Blake Shelton, who initially held out when approached to join the show. Cee Lo Green, who signed on in part to reveal aspects of his personality that don't always come across in his stage persona, says that The Voice defied his expectations by being "completely genuine" about music. And Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, who admits he is not a fan of reality television, said that being on the show "has been one of the coolest experiences of my life, and I've had a lot of cool experiences."

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