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For the first episode of the new NBC series, The Voice coaches were divided up into two teams — Kelly/John and Blake/Ariana — to duke it out on stage using their incredible vocal skills.
It’s true, The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Ariana Grande are competitive with each other. But at the same time, each one recognizes their fellow coaches' incredible talent.
Case in point when folks recently got a sneak peek of late-night host Jimmy Fallon’s upcoming music and comedy variety game show That’s My Jam, officially premiering on January 3. For the first episode of the new NBC series, The Voice coaches were divided up into two teams — Kelly/John and Blake/Ariana — to duke it out on stage using their incredible vocal skills.
Before a winning team was named though, the final round had Kelly and Ariana go up against each other in a Mixtape Medley Showdown that was all about pop divas. The two vocalists took turns going back and forth singing hit songs from Britney Spears, Cher, and Céline Dion among others. It seemed like it was going to be a close tie until Kelly began belting out Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
Although Ariana had also sang one of the late artist’s tunes “How Will I Know,” she immediately stopped dead in her tracks when she heard Kelly. After appearing like she didn’t know what to do with herself, Ariana threw up her hands and began walking off the stage seemingly in shock. Watch the clip above at the 3:33 minute mark to see for yourself.
In the end, Kelly and John were named the winners of the showdown. That said, folks watching the moment on YouTube thought they were both champions.
“Kelly was fantastic. Ariana was fantastic. Their harmonies were fantastic. I need more of this!” one person wrote. “We knew they were amazing before but THIS is just breathtaking,” another added. “I can’t get enough watching this. Beautiful, Kelly and Ariana!! ❤️❤️❤️,” a different fan said.
We couldn’t agree more! And despite not winning, it was evident by her fangirling that Ariana had no hard feelings. These two sure know how to put on an epic performance!
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