Christina Aguilera

Los Angeles, Feb 26: Singer Christina Aguilera, who is returning as a coach on the singing based reality show “The Voice”, says she is “very excited” about the eighth season and that she feels “awake” and “refreshed”. “My team is awesome and I’m very excited about that. And this season you know I took an entire year off this time, because I skipped out on last two seasons — the last season taking my maternity leave. So now I’m extra wide awake and refreshed,” Aguilera said in a statement.

Aguilera, who welcomed her daughter, Summer Rain Rutler with fiancee Matthew Rutler, in August last year further said: “Coming back as a coach and also being a mother of two, I definitely know how to be nurturing towards a team, how to be their support system, their cheerleader and do what it takes to let them shine.”

Summer is the second child for Aguilera, who has a 6-year-old son, Max Bratman, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman. Aguilera will be seen alongside coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams in the “The Voice”, which will be aired on AXN India Saturday.