Team Christina made it into “The Voice” finals this week, thanks to aspiring artist Jacquie Lee.
The young singer’s coach, Christina Aguilera, says she’s thrilled Jacquie made the cut, as the pair has developed quite a bond.
“She’s like my little sister. 16? Are you kidding me?!” Christina told AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman on Tuesday after the “Voice,” when asked about her relationship with Jacquie. “She’s so eloquent and so poised… sometimes she’s my coach. I’m not even kidding!
“She’s amazing,” she added.
Christina said Jacquie (who performed a powerful rendition of Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” on Monday’s show) displays qualities she hasn’t yet encountered during her four seasons as a coach on the NBC reality hit.
“[Jacquie] has this inner drive and passion that, in my experience on the show, I have not seen yet,” Christina said. “She’s a star in the making.”
As for how Jacquie felt when host Carson Daly announced she’d made it through to the finals, the teen said she was understandably thrilled.
“It was awesome,” Jacquie said. “I just always look straight to [Christina] like, ‘Yes!’ I really just don’t want that to end.”