Christina Aguilera can 'laugh' about past 'hiccups'
Christina Aguilera says she can "laugh" about her own past "hiccups," two months after she famously fumbled a line of the U.S. national anthem at the Super Bowl.
The 30-year-old Grammy winning pop star has also made headlines in recent months due to her divorce from Jordan Bratman, the father of her 3-year-old son Max, and after she was detained for public intoxication during a night out with boyfriend Mattew Rutler.
"I can laugh about my own hiccups and my own experiences in life," Aguilera told OnTheRedCarpet.com and other news outlets.
"Not every performance day is going to be a great day," she said. "Sometimes you could be having the worst day of your life and you have to get up on that stage and you have to give to your fans in a way that they would never know the difference."
Aguilera hopes to use her life experiences to help contestants she mentors on her new singing contest show, "The Voice."
On the NBC series, set to debut on April 26, Aguilera joins fellow judges Adam Levine of the band Maroon 5, "Forget You" singer Cee Lo Green and country music artist Blake Shelton.
"I'm actually revealing a lot about myself during this show and a side of myself that I think a lot of people have never seen before, that only my closest friends see when the cameras go off," Aguilera said. "I'm human, too, and people make mistakes and go through things in life and I'm definitely taking that into the show."
On "The Voice," the judges will recruit eight contestants to mentor as singers - this "blind" process will be done without having seen the hopefuls' faces.
The groups of eight will compete against their own teammates, after which one will be picked as a finalist to go up against the other team winners. Viewers at home will then vote on the winner, win a recording contract and $100,000.
The show is spearheaded by "Survivor" and "Apprentice" producer Mark Burnett and is based off "The Voice of Holland", a top-rated reality show in the Netherlands.
"Christina is the voice of reason," Burnett said about Aguilera. "She is absolutely the rock and the voice of reason from between these three very naughty boys."