The voice Coach John Legend draws much musical inspiration from his family life with his wife Chrissy Teigen and their children, Luna and Miles.
As the battle rounds of Season 20 continue this week, John credited Chrissy with one of his selected songs, noting that he felt compelled to bring team members Zania Alaké and Durell Anthony together in a “heartwarming song together. “, selecting” Emotion “from The Bee Gees.
“My wife loves that song,” John shared. “He plays it all the time, he plays the Destiny’s Child version a lot. And I was thinking how great it would be to hear two of our singers do that on The voice. “
Zania and Durell made the arrangement on their own, surprising Team Legend’s famed mentor Brandy, who praised both singers’ passion and clarity.
“You have a great team,” she enthused John. “I feel like why am I here? They don’t even need any advice.”
On stage, the pair impressed their coach once again, with John shouting Durell’s falsetto and “charming tone” and highlighting Zania’s “poise and grace” as well as the way he applied his notes from the rehearsals to enhance an already impressive performance.
“That song was so beautiful and you guys complemented each other so well,” said Kelsea Ballerini, who replaced Kelly Clarkson during the battle rounds. “I am amazed.”
Nick Jonas praised the “brilliant” song choice, though Blake Shelton joked that it “really was more of Chrissy.” [idea]. “
“They don’t call him the better half for no reason!” John answered expertly.
Ultimately, John chose Zania as the winner of the battle, who will then move on to the knockout rounds.
As they prepare for the Knockouts, the remaining singers will receive some acting tips from Season 20’s Mega Mentor: Snoop Dogg!
The legendary rapper was announced as this season’s superstar guest for the Knockouts last week, telling ET that he had a great time sharing his knowledge of the music industry with aspiring stars.
“There is a lot of talent within each team,” Snoop said before the surprise announcement. “The element of surprise is when you come and see Snoop Dogg sitting in the chair … If I was a young aspiring songwriter or singer, I’d probably get confused, but then I’d compose myself to show you that that’s why I’m here.”
“I think each team has some unique singers and some unique artists that could possibly top the show,” he added. “I know only one person is going to win, but it seems like there are six or seven [possible] record deals here. “
The voice airs Mondays at 8 pm PT / ET on NBC. Check out more of season 20 in the video below!