Tonight, NBC’s new singing competition The Voice debuts, and Christina Aguilera has been making the talk show rounds. She talked in detail about her Super Bowl flub with Ellen DeGeneres, explaining that she’d sung the anthem for the Steelers in her hometown since she was seven or eight. “I think I had a moment where I was at the Super Bowl at 30 years old. I took in the moment a little bit too much. Shoot me for appreciating the moment. But I was like, ‘Here I am at the Super Bowl, singing for a team and in front of the world and remembering what it was like to be that young, and look where I’ve made it now,’ and then it’s like, OH. And that night, I knew,” she said, laughing. “I was like, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question. ‘In 2011, what female singer flubbed the lyrics….'”
With Jay Leno, Aguilera talked about all the experience she brings to her team of Voice contestants when it comes to dealing with the ups and downs of show business and getting through mistakes by preparing yourself for the next time, when you want to show people you’re stronger. Watch both interviews below.
Through all of her recent mishaps, the one thing you can never deny is her voice. Letting audiences hear her talk passionately about singing and see her appreciate someone else’s talent as a mentor may just be the best career move she’s made lately.