Chrissy Teigen is arguably best-known for her social media commentary and role as co-host of Lip Sync Battle, but she hit the airwaves on NBC for a very different reason. She co-hosted A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy with husband John Legend, and it saw the two engage in all kinds of holiday shenanigans with a recognizable supporting cast. As part of the festivities, Chrissy Teigen starred in a sketch that saw her auditioning for The Voice, and she took a different tack than most contestants. Take a look!
I don't know if I've ever related to a celebrity more than Chrissy Teigen in this sketch! Admittedly, I would not go the route of doling out the insults on national television, but I imagine that I too would panic just a little bit if expected to sing in front of successful musicians. Way to be, Chrissy Teigen!
Admittedly, this wasn't a real audition for The Voice, so the stakes weren't exactly sky-high. The sketch was actually a dream sequence of Chrissy Teigen's where her subconscious dragged her onto the Voice stage in her pajamas and Christmas-themed slippers. She didn't want to sing, but she also didn't want to lose. She came to the conclusion that she had to try and win the coaches' support and get them to hit their buzzers and turn around in their chairs by making them laugh.
Well, what better way to befriend Blake Shelton and Adam Levine than by insulting the other? Chrissy Teigen started out by mocking Adam Levine, first for his title of "sexiest man alive" courtesy of People and then by claiming that she is a sexier man the he is. That was all Blake Shelton needed to hear to hit his buzzer in support of her.
Hitting his buzzer didn't spare him Chrissy Teigen's mockery next, although she didn't mention his "sexiest man alive" title. Instead, she adopted an accent and began to make fun of Blake Shelton's affinity for country music, which delighted Adam Levine into hitting his buzzer and turning his chair. Chrissy Teigen was left with two more coaches.
She didn't actually have to get too harsh with Kelly Clarkson. Thanks to the advice of Adam Levine, she just started talking super quickly and complimented Clarkson on her babies, and Clarkson didn't waste a second in hitting the buzzer once her babies were mentioned. Getting the go-ahead from Clarkson meant that Teigen had only one more coach to win over: John Legend.
Yes, John Legend has signed on The Voice as its newest coach in what was a natural next step at the network after the success of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in the spring, so Chrissy Teigen was faced with the prospect of getting her husband to hit his buzzer for her.
She dismissed the possibility of making fun of him, but not because she loves him too much too mock him. No, she just makes fun of him every day already! (Folks who follow Teigen on Twitter in real life can attest that this is true.) Instead, Chrissy Teigen decided she would simply say her favorite their about their relationship: that she now makes more money than he does!
This prompted John Legend to hit his buzzer and turn around with no hesitation in what was a hilariously sweet way to end Chrissy Teigen's time on The Voice's stage. In the sketch, Teigen woke up right after she got the final buzzer, and all was well. Happy Holidays!
A lot of shows are heading into their winter hiatuses in the not-too-distant future, so you may need to rely on holiday specials (or perhaps Netflix) for entertainment in the coming weeks. To find out what will debut in the midseason, swing by our 2019 midseason premiere schedule!
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