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Carrie Underwood + John Legend Impress Blake Shelton With 'Austin' Duet


Carrie Underwood and John Legend impressed Blake Shelton with a duet performance of Shelton's first No. 1 hit, "Austin," during an episode of Legend's behind-the-scenes series Trailer Talk.

During a segment Underwood filmed with Legend before NBC's The Voice finale on Dec. 14, they talked about Underwood's Christmas album (2020's My Gift) plus her advice for competition show contestants.

The pair was together for a season finale performance of "Hallelujah." They warmed up on Legend's Trailer Talk with a friendly exercise of one-upmanship aimed at Legend's fellow coach and Underwood's fellow country music superstar.

"I know that this show is all about friendly competition amongst the judges and I feel like because you can sing anything, I would love to hear your voice on something country," Underwood said. "So I think we should sing a Blake Shelton song and you should show him how it's done."


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Shelton couldn't even tease Underwood and Legend after this strong of a performance. The Oklahoma native responded to the episode with a concise, affirmative "damn y'all."

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"Austin" Lyrics

She left without leavin' a number
Said she needed to clear her mind
He figured she'd gone back to Austin
'Cause she talked about it all the time
It was almost a year before she called him up
Three rings and an answering machine is what she got


If your callin' 'bout the car I sold it
If this is Tuesday night I'm bowlin'
If you've got somethin' to sell your wastin' your time, I'm not buyin'
If it's anybody else wait for the tone you know what to do
And P.S., if this is Austin, I still love you

The telephone fell to the counter
She heard but she couldn't believe
What kind of man would hang on that long
What kind of love that must be
She waited three days and then she tried again
She didn't know what she'd say
But she heard three rings and then

If it's Friday night I'm at the ball game
And first thing Saturday if it don't rain
I'm headed out to the lake and I'll be gone all weekend long
But I'll call you back when I get home on Sunday afternoon
And P.S., if this is Austin, I still love you

Well this time she left her number
But not another word
When she waited by the phone on Sunday evening
And this is what he heard


If your callin' 'bout my heart it's still yours
I should have listened to it a little more
Then it wouldn't have taken me so long
To know where I belong
And by the way boy this is no machine your talkin' to
Can't you tell, this is Austin, and I still love you

I still love you

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