Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Hilariously Audition for ‘The Voice’


TODAY co-stars Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb appeared on The Voice during the show’s season premiere on Monday, February 26. Their unexpected audition was amazing and funny all at the same time.

The duo appeared on the hit NBC singing competition to perform Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” with their celebrity friends, Food Network chef Curtis Stone and reality star Kris Jenner, who were rooting them on backstage. The TV personalities explained it was part of their initiative to start doing things “out of their comfort zone,” and revealed that no one knew they were coming, not even host Carson Daly.

Kathie Lee has a music background, so she was the star of the show, as expected. Hoda, on the other hand, wasn’t exactly the strongest in the group, though we did admire her enthusiasm throughout. “My prayer is that when Kath starts singing that someone hits a button, because the minute I start, it’s over,” Hoda joked before getting onstage. Watch the video below to see their performance!

The co-hosts persuaded all four judges to push their buttons, though. After turning around, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, and Alicia Keys couldn’t stop laughing when they learned it was Kathie Lee and Hoda that were performing.

Kelly turned around first because she had a feeling it was Hoda, plus she was “interested,” as were all the other judges once Kelly turned. “Did you know what part (of the performance) was mine?” Hoda asked. Blake joked back, “Kathie Lee saved your a– on that one, 100 percent.” The Winos, as they called themselves, ending up choosing Kelly to be their coach. We can’t wait to see their future on The Voice.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.

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