Christina Aguilera is back for Season 8 of The Voice, and in a new video series through the singing competition's YouTube Channel, the powerfully piped singer reflects on her experiences as a student and a teacher.
On Friday, The Voice's Twitter announced a new "Retrospective video series" featuring Aguilera and the first installment is already available for viewing.
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In the video's description it sheds light that Aguilera will look back on her experiences from being inspired by her idols to inspiring others (coaching contestants on The Voice).
The video opens with fellow Season 8 coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, praising her.
"Christina without a doubt has one of the best voices of our generation," Levine shared.
Shelton believes even 50 years from now other artists will still try "to emulate" her.
"That vocal ability is just something else," Williams revealed.
The video then leads to Aguilera talking about her biggest idol Etta James.
"She just had this raw, gut-wrenching, soul and authenticity about her voice that there would be no hiding anything," Aguilera shared.
The singer finds James "truly inspiring and so raw" and then mentioned the time she got to meet her at a photo shoot for InStyle in 2006.
"It's not so much for me the chart-topping moments or the Grammys won. It's being able to inspire somebody else to do something that they love and find an outlet a release for them in some way," Aguilera stated.
"So that's what music is all about. And that's how Etta James inspires me," she concluded.
Watch the video in its entirety below.
Tune in on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET for Season 8 of The Voice on NBC.