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John Legend, Carrie Underwood Cover Blake Shelton Leading into ‘The Voice’ Finale

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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John Legend and Carrie Underwood are preparing to sing their duet “Hallelujah” during Tuesday night’s The Voice Season 21 finale. But first, Legend welcomed Underwood to a new edition of his “Trailer Talk” series, and the pair teamed up to perform a Blake Shelton song.


John Legend, Carrie Underwood Sing Blake Shelton Song

Legend and Underwood sat at his keyboard to perform a cover of Shelton’s early hit “Austin.” The song was released as Shelton’s debut single in 2001 and appeared on his self-titled debut album. The track spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

“I know that this show is all about friendly competition amongst the judges,” Underwood told Legend, “and I feel like because you can sing anything, I would love to hear your voice on something country. So I think that we should sing a Blake Shelton song, and you should show him how it’s done.”

Legend stayed humble, saying he was just going to “sing it my way” rather than trying to one-up anybody. However, he did share his hope that the performance would get more country singers on his team in the future, as he’s been “endorsed by Carrie Underwood.”


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Legend, Underwood to Perform at ‘The Voice’ Finale

Legend and Underwood delivered a stripped-down performance of Shelton’s song that gave us a preview of their upcoming collaboration on The Voice finale. They’ll be taking the stage together Tuesday night to sing “Hallelujah.”

The song, not to be confused with Leonard Cohen’s composition of the same name, was featured on Underwood’s Christmas album My Gift, released last year. Earlier this year, the pair won a CMT Award for Video of the Year for the song.


Legend co-wrote “Hallelujah” with Toby Gad. He said he was “so honored” that Underwood wanted to sing it with him for her album, calling it a “magical duet.” They’ll perform it Tuesday night on NBC before we find out who won The Voice Season 21.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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