Actor jimmy fallon is best known for his gig as a late night talk show host on The show tonight. So you might not realize that he has a musical side as well. He released studio recordings and performed alongside Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, even going so far as to win a Grammy Award. Certain of his singing skills and knack for impersonations, Fallon decided to prank the coaches on NBC’s hit TV show The voice.
Carson Daly, host of The voice, began the ruse by announcing that there was a surprise for the judges of the show and that it was the most important performance of the life of the anonymous artist. Like all of the contestants, Fallon auditioned blindly for all four coaches – his friends Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson as well as new coaches Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper. The show tonight the host chose to perform “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” by Michael McDonald. The choice of song and style drew stunning reactions from the coaches as soon as he started singing.
The coaches of The voice listen to a competitor who turns his back on them. If they like what they hear, they press a button and turn their chair to lay their eyes on the singer. Clarkson was the first to push the button to come face-to-face with the mysterious contestant. She burst out laughing when she saw Fallon. Chance and Horan followed suit, reacting happily to Fallon’s fun performance. Shelton, aware of who was singing after hearing his voice, refused to turn around for his friend. This inspired Fallon to push the button on Shelton himself. ” You can not do that ! Shelton told him jokingly. “You broke the rules.”
Fallon goes on to explain how he ended up there; this was to pay tribute to Shelton as he is leaving the show after several years. “I texted Carson [Daly] and said, I have to come. 23 seasons, you are a legend. In turn, Shelton revealed that he immediately realized it was all a prank. “I was like, ‘I know what’s going on. No way am I pushing my button,’ the experienced coach said. “I knew straight away it was you.
For her part, Clarkson revealed that she immediately turned her chair around to fit Fallon into her team. Fallon replied that he was on Kelly’s team, accepting the selection as if he were a regular contender. “Thanks for turning around.”
To see more of Fallon’s musical and comedic bits come together, the new season of his game show It’s my jam airs on NBC and Peacock.
Comedian Jimmy Fallon decided to prank NBC coaches The voice with a blind audition during which he performed “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” by Michael McDonald.
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