Judges hear a mysteriously-familiar voice during blind audition and turn their chairs

Rebelander Basilan
Sep 13, 2018
04:33 P.M.
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The judges of "The Voice" heard a mysteriously-familiar voice ring out across the loudspeakers during the blind audition. Then they decided to turn their chairs.


When Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Clarkson spun around, they let out some of the biggest laughs you all have heard when they saw "Today Show" hosts, Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford standing center stage.

As it turns out, the hosting network, NBC, decided to switch things up for these coaches for the 14th season of the most popular singing competition, "The Voice." Follow us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa to learn more.

Of all four judges, Shelton and Clarkson had some of the most baffled and bewildered expressions.


During the audition, Kotb and Gifford performed “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor and Carole King.

Wearing matching outfits, the anchors called themselves "The Winos." Rooting them on from the backstage were their celebrity friends - Kris Jenner and Curtis Stone.


Gifford can actually sing. However, by her own declaration, Kotb appeared to be the weak link in the group.

Before they took the stage, she said, “My prayer is that when Kath starts singing that someone hits a button, because the minute I start, it’s over.”


But that’s not how it played out as the pair managed to convince all four judges to press their buttons.

Kotb and Gifford then joined Team Kelly since Clarkson was the first coach to turn around.

The two recently celebrated a decade as co-hosts of NBC's "Today" in Italy.


Kotb said, "I cannot believe it's been ten years, I honestly cannot believe it. Kath always said, 'Oh wait, we got the Egyptian journalist and post-menopausal has-been? How do those two things work?'"

Kotb, who replaced the fired Matt Lauer as co-host of Today's first two hours in January, recalled that when she met Gifford in 2008, she told her that they're "going to be lifetime friends.”

Over the course of the last decade, they have seen each other through life's biggest events both on-air and off.

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