Christina Aguilera made a surprise appearance on Wednesday morning’s Today Show for their “Viva Today” segment. The powerhouse diva spoke about her new albums, her charity work, and coming back to Season 10 of The Voice.
Christina Aguilera revealed that she took a trip to Ecuador as part of her work as an ambassador for the World Food Program of the United Nations. Aguilera revealed that the trip was not only emotional, but it was inspirational as well.
“It was interesting to go into a place that you know your bloodline is from – I’m literally half Ecuadorian right down the middle…I would look into the face and think, ‘Well, these are my people.'”
In the footage, Christina is seen playing with students in a poverty-stricken neighborhood. She’s also seen serving them lunch and showing off her vocals by singing the Spanish nursery rhyme “Les Pollitos Dicen.” During Christina’s sit-down interview with Today co-host Natalie Morales, she revealed that she’s working on new music. She also confirmed that she will be returning to The Voice as a coach for Season 10.
Yes, you read that right. Christina Aguilera revealed during her interview that she’s working on both an English and Spanish music album. She’s been going back to her Latina roots in the recording studio. Christina says that her Latin music album will be inspired by “yoga and breathing,” and will be the follow-up to her 2000 release, Mi Reflejo.
As for her English album, Aguilera revealed to ABC News that she’s “loosely been working” on it for a couple of years.
“Taking a love for yoga and breathing…not looking at it as an exercise, but just feeling more one with the Earth and everyone being connected, it’ll definitely have a reflection on the new record.”
Christina first started working on the album after she gave birth to her one-year-old daughter, Summer Rain. She’s hoping to release the new album by next year. It would be the follow-up to her 2012 release, Lotus. Christina revealed in the interview that she’s very “excited” to finally give something for her fans who have been waiting patiently for a while, although their idol is known to release albums every four years.
“I am hoping for it to be next year and may around the time …. I return for (live episodes of) ‘The Voice’ Season 10.”
Christina Aguilera will begin pre-taping Season 10 of NBC’s The Voice, which will premiere next year. Gwen Stefani has been filling in Aguilera’s seat in Season 9, which premiered last month. Aguilera revealed that she needed a break from the reality show since she’s going through motherhood again. But when it comes to her music, she wants to be less of a technical singer and develop more of a “signature style,” like when she first started out in the late ’90s. Aguilera added that she wants to put more emotion into her music like with her songs “Say Something” and “You Lost Me.”
“Maybe when I was younger and very green … to the business and just wanting to emulate my idols, I would try probably to cross T’s and dot I’s and hit certain notes. But music is such an emotion to me and it’s felt so from the heart, that at this point in my life it’s really not about the image of a great singer, but the emotion of a great singer.”
Christina hinted that her fans can expect tremendous growth on the new album, compared to her previous release. The songstress took to Instagram this past summer to reveal that she has so much to share with her fans. That prompted Christina to share some photos of her bedroom, and even shared a topless photo of herself. Late last year, the singer shared a photo of herself inside her at-home recording studio, teasing to her fans that her baby has been listening to her new music.
What are your thoughts on Christina Aguilera returning to Season 10 of The Voice? Are you excited for her return? Are you excited for some new music from Ms. Aguilera? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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