“It’s tough being a woman in a man’s environment. On my show, I know what that’s like,” she said.
When NBC caught up with her recently to discuss her remaining contestant –– Jacquie Lee –– Xtina talked a bit more about the challenges this young singer is likely to face as a female in the music business.
"It's hard to be a young girl in this business and be subjected to so much outside opinion, sometimes noise and things that really don't matter outside of just loving music and wanting to be there for the right reasons," the “Say Something” singer said.
Sadly, Xtina talks about how some women quit too soon after facing these obstacles, and how she doesn’t want Jacquie to fall victim to that.
"I've been in this for a long time. So many people I see, they come in, they get rattled and things start becoming done for different reasons and reasons that really have nothing to do with being at the core, an artist, and making music for the love of it," said Aguilera. "And that makes me sad. So this girl is a gem and I'll be darned if I'm going to let that happen with her."
When relating it to Jacquie, Christina said she doesn’t want her to lose the sense of fun she gets from music right now. This is a lot of what she uses when guiding her as her coach.
“I coach her to just tune everything out...” Christina said of Jacquie. “To be in the moment and live out loud (as Oprah would say).”
It’s obvious Xtina relates to her protégée, and wants only the best for her. On top of saying she just “keeps getting better and better and better,” Christina said she loves that Jacquie is a good person.
“Her heart is gold,” Christina gushed.
Let’s hope her heart stays gold (right, Pony Boy?), as it’s easy to let the glitz and glamor of the music biz go to your head.
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