The Voice coaches were pulling out all the stops during Monday’s Blind Auditions. When Gwen Stefani and her offscreen boyfriend/onscreen rival Blake Shelton were duking it out, as they often do, for 21-year-old warbler Jared Herzog, John Legend came through by using their romance against them (“I don't want you to be the cause of any rift between America's favorite couple,” he told Jared with mock concern). And then John used his own relationship with America’s tweetheart — his wife, Chrissy Teigen — to his benefit.
“You pick me, you get Chrissy. That's pretty good!” John offered Jared. “Chrissy cooks better than anyone on this stage. We'll have you over for dinner.”
John knows what he’s doing, clearly. There’s a reason he’s a “VEGOT” winner, after all. And so, the deal was sealed with a meal. I mean, who wouldn’t want to break bread with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen? Jared, of course, chose to join Team Legend. Following this latest Voice coup, John tweeted: "Hey @chrissyteigen… looks like we’re having a dinner guest! What should we make??" Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson tweeted: "If Chrissy is cooking… I'm already there!"
As for Jared’s actual performance, of Dan + Shay’s "Speechless,” I don’t know if he can go as his former schoolmate, Season 9’s Jordan Smith, one of the most successful Voice winners ever (or, let’s face it, one of the only successful winners ever). Jared’s performance was solid, but unremarkable and lacking in overall dynamics. His performance never really took off. But even if Jared doesn’t win The Voice, he’ll be winning at life if he actually gets to have dinner at the Legend/Teigen house.