You might accurately assert that Christina Aguilera became a judge on The Voice in part to improve her public standing after her album, the electro-pop Bionic, flatlined last year (unfairly, I still add).
But it’s worth noting that Maroon 5‘s own 2010 release, Hands All Over, hasn’t exactly been embraced by the public, either. None of the album’s three singles have really lit up the charts, mirroring Aguilera’s own diminishing returns. So frontman Adam Levine’s motivation for getting cozy in one of those big red chairs on NBC’s new talent show might not be all that different than what drove Xtina’s decision (though reportedly she’s raking in a bigger paycheck).
Aguilera and Levine live to bicker on The Voice, combative banter that I’m chalking up to some unresolved sexual tension between the pair, especially in light of the lyrical content of Maroon 5′s new non-album single, “Moves Like Jagger,” on which Boobs McGee* guests. I dig the “Miss You” disco vibe (apropos for a song with Jagger in the title), and am most thankful that Aguilera reigned in her vocal acrobatics for the ride. She sounds fantastic.
I wouldn’t mind taking the sexy, lean Adam Levine by the tongue. And I doubt there’s a man or woman alive — gay, straight, or in between — that wouldn’t say the same. He’s a good-lookin’ man (though I could do with a few less tattoos).
So now that Adam and Christina have hooked up on record, might more pairings among The Voice judging panel be in the offiing? I bet it’s likely, though probably not this blue suggestion that Cee Lo tweeted this afternoon.
Purchase Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger” via iTunes.
*My new nickname for Xtina, since the buxom blonde’s been bursting out of every outfit I’ve seen her in on The Voice.