A self-proclaimed Voice super fan, Ellen DeGeneres holds her own blind auditions in her personal spin of the singing competition complete with that signature red chair. Ellen opened auditions to her game to Hollywood’s finest and a wide variety of unexpected starlets stopped by.
While the chair is identical to that of The Voice, Ellen’s version of the game differs a bit from NBC’s. Ellen explains that her and wife Portia De Rossi sit in swivel chairs while watching and face the opposite direction of the television. Instead of turning around for a voice they find worthy, they attempt to describe what they imagine the singer sounds like based on their voice alone.
The first contestant on Ellen’s Voice was star of ABC’s political drama, Scandal, Bellamy Young. Ellen describes Young’s appearance based on her performance of Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” as a women in her thirties with brown hair and “the voice of an angel.”
Next up on Ellen’s audition list was voice of the famed snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen, Josh Gad. Gad attempts to trick Ellen with his song choice of Sia’s “Chandelier.” Ellen guesses accurately, saying “It’s someone trying to sound like a woman, but it’s not a woman.”
The last two contestants to audition is pop singer Meghan Trainor and soulful R&B singer John Legend. Trainor accidentally gives away Legend’s identity to Ellen giving the talk show host her first and only correct guess.
“I have to play this game more often because look who shows up to play the game!” says Ellen. “Thank you for auditioning, you would all be on my team. I would’ve turned around for each and every one of you.”
You can watch it all go down in the video below!
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