Christina Aguilera is a fighter.
The Voice coach got choked up during the rehearsals for the 2013 People's Choice Awards, but soldiered on through an emotional performance Wednesday.
Opting for a simple white blazer and black slacks instead of her usually more, um, eclectic wardrobe, Xtina performed "Blank Page" live for the first time. Watch:
The subject matter is heavy for Christina, 32.
"She was very emotional," an insider said. "The song is about making mistakes and realizing you can't go back but you can start over with a blank slate."
"Christina expresses herself through her songs and this one is particularly emotional ... this year is a new beginning for her and she's excited."
Another source reported that Aguilera was sobbing during rehearsals and even had the audience in tears while rehearsing the moving new song.
Fortunately, she came through with flying colors - and earned recognition.
Following the song, Josh Duhamel hopped onstage to present her with the "People's Voice" award, at which point the emotion was even more evident.
"Thank you for giving me this form of expression and letting me use my voice," she said. "It means so much. When I sing I believe it truly is the only time I can truly be myself."
"I find a home in music and I hope others can find a home in music as well."
She'll always have a home here on THG. Check out our gallery of Christina Aguilera photos, as well as our video section, for tons more Xtina.