Kathie Lee Gifford And Hoda Kotb Audition For ‘The Voice’ [VIDEO]
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb earned a four chair turn on the singing competition show The Voice during the fourth hour of the Today Show. The talk show hosts auditioned for The Voice as part of their new “Raising the Stakes” series, during which Gifford and Kotb take the challenge to get out of their comfort zones.
Even Voice host Carson Daly was surprised to see Gifford and Kotb when he sat down with them for a pre-audition interview.
“What in the world is happening here?” Daly said when he saw them. “They said that there was one duo this year — it’s you guys?”
“I just pray somebody turns their chair around,” Jenner said as Gifford and Kotb, donning matching tops, took the stage.
Though Gifford could hold a note, Kotb couldn’t quite keep the same pace.
“Oh, Hoda, God bless you,” Jenner said when Kotb began singing.
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton just had to see what all the commotion was about, and upon turning around, Levine burst out laughing. Shelton and Keys gave the pair a standing ovation when they finished singing.
“Hoda,” Shelton said. “Kathie Lee saved your ass on that. 100%.”
When Shelton asked what the duo’s stage name was, they replied, “We call ourselves ‘The Whinos.’”
After some deliberation, Gifford and Kotb decided to choose Clarkson as their judge, saying it was because she turned first, and Clarkson handed them “Team Clarkson” jerseys.
Watch the full video below.