updated 11/08/2013 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/08/2013 AT 2:25 PM ET
“You look incredible,” The Voice host Carson Daly, 40, told her Thursday evening at a press conference before the top 12 contestants were announced. “We appreciate you kept your boobs.”
Aguilera, 32, one of the show’s judges, squealed, “Oh my God!” Said Daly, “It’s true!”
“Some things never change,” the singer – dressed in a beaded top and skinny jeans – added, laughing.
While the pop star didn’t have any slim-down tips to share, she did give some insight into her new lease on life.
“It’s a lot of stagnant energy sitting in a chair for three years in a row,” she said. “I got to have, finally, a break and spend some time with my son … being able to breathe and have time away outside of the camera and get to the nitty-gritty of all things real and personal [allowed me to come] back refreshed.”