Blake Shelton Shocked After Carrie Underwood and John Legend Cover ‘Austin’

Music icons Carrie Underwood and John Legend joined forces to perform one of Blake Shelton‘s biggest hits and it was…

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 13, 2021

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Carrie Underwood, John Legend; Photo via Instagram

Music icons Carrie Underwood and John Legend joined forces to perform one of Blake Shelton‘s biggest hits and it was absolutely breathtaking. 

The impromptu collaboration took place during an episode of Legend’s Trailer Talk, a series that takes place behind-the-scenes of NBC’s The Voice

Carrie Underwood, John Legend; Photo via Instagram
Carrie Underwood, John Legend; Photo via Instagram

Underwood, who sported DanielXDiamond, joined Legend for quick chat on the series and opened up about her Christmas album, her Las Vegas residency, and more. 

The two superstars have a history together as they collaborated on Underwood’s holiday release, My Gift, on the song “Hallelujah.” 

Having found stardom from a competition show herself, the seven-time GRAMMY winner also shared advice for The Voice contestants. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Before taking the stage during Tuesday’s episode of The Voice finale to perform their Christmas collab, Underwood and Legend combined their voices on an unexpected tune. 

“I was thinking it would be cool to do something country and you had a great idea,” Legend said. 

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

Carrie Underwood, John Legend; Photo via Instagram
Carrie Underwood, John Legend; Photo via Instagram

With Legend on keyboard, they went on to deliver a rendition of Shelton’s chart-topping debut single, “Austin.”  

The goosebumps inducing performance even caught the attention of Shelton himself. 

“Damn y’all…,” Shelton wrote in response to the performance. 

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The Voice finale returns on Tuesday evening to crown the winner.

The star-studded show will also feature performances by Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Alicia Keys, Walker Hayes, Ed Sheeran, Keke Palmer with Tori Kelly and Coldplay. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.