Huffington Post sat down and interviewed the coaches of “The Voice” season 5 during 2013 Summer TCA Tour on July 27, 2013.
How did it feel to have someone else sitting in your chair?
Christina: I was happy that someone filled the spot for a second, I had to step away … Thank god for Shakira, she did a beautiful job, she has sweet, lovely energy. And Usher came and stepped up with a lot of creative stuff.
CeeLo: It was awkward and intriguing at the same time. It was an out of body experience, if you will. I experienced what Christina did, I became a fan of the show.
Controversial comments the coaches have made
Adam: Everyone makes mistakes. If your intentions are good, if someone misunderstands you, I think people can see through stupid media hype — no offense! As long as you allow yourself to be who you are, you can’t defend every single thing you say and worry about what you say. We don’t really know how to talk. Part of my personality is to say things that will piss people off sometimes, and that’s okay.
Christina: The show’s not scripted, we’re real people. We’re artists.
The appeal of the show
Christina: What’s great about the show … it is like a family, I don’t want to be cliche, but I was looking forward to having a laugh with these guys… The four of us, it’s so much fun, to have a laugh with these guys, we just have a good time. And to get to meet fresh talent, it’s a new experience… For now it’s a good fit for me.
Adam: And by the way, don’t assume I don’t need a break, because I do and I should probably take one, but I’m too insane.
CeeLo: I really missed the company a lot, that’s what brought me back.
What Christina did in her time off
Christina: I cannot live in front of the camera 24 hours a day. I have to take breaks and stay connected with myself, I think that’s important so that you can be your best on camera. I’m a mom, when the cameras go off I put on sweats and a t-shirt and I’m mom. He starts kindergarten in the fall so I’m excited about that … I wanted, for myself, have a moment … I’ve been on a really incredible journey the past six months, I feel revived and renewed.