John Legend Doppelgänger Has The Voice Judges Doing a Double Take After His Moving Performance

See John Legend and the rest of The Voice coaches get a shocking surprise when they turn their chairs for a look-alike contestant on the singing competition.

By Brett Malec Oct 03, 2023 4:22 PMTags
Watch: See John Legend's SHOCKING Look-Alike on The Voice

Talk about a Legend-ary reveal!

John Legend got quite the surprise on The Voice's Oct. 2 episode when he turned his chair for contestant Talakai during the blind auditions.

The "All of Me" singer was the first coach to hit his buzzer during the Sacramento native's soulful performance of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me. But when the Oscar winner first laid eyes on Talakai, he immediately noticed a striking resemblance. 

"Wait until you see his face," Legend warned Gwen Stefani and Niall Horan as their chairs turned following the rendition. "I'm looking at myself! Like, a taller, more handsome version of myself."

Stefani reacted with, "That's crazy!" as Talakai shouted to Legend from the stage, "What's up, twin?!"

The "Ordinary People" singer couldn't help but address his doppelgänger's shockingly similar appearance.

"You know, on the internet a lot of times people send me pictures of people that they think look like me and most of the time I'm like, 'Not really,'" he said. "And then I turn around and look at you. We have the same haircut. He really, legitimately looks like me."

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For Talakai, his resemblance to Legend has been a lifelong joke. "Every day at work, I get it," he noted. "In school, they used to sing 'Ordinary People' down the hallway all the time."

Even Reba McEntire, the only other coach who ended up vying for Talakai to join their team, couldn't deny their natural connection.

"I absolutely loved your voice and your range," she told him. "I know I don't have a chance against John. I just wanted to come out and watch ya. I'm already a huge fan so welcome to The Voice."

Unsurprisingly, Talakai joined Team Legend. See the shocking reveal in the clip above.

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

And keep scrolling to see more unbelievable celebrity look-alikes.

Jared Leto & Scott Disick

For years, many fans have noted on social media that the Oscar winner and Kardashians star look alike. In a November 2023 Sirius XM interview, Leto was asked his thoughts on the matter, to which he said, "Really? Lucky me," and after a pause, added, "Thank you."

He also noted that if they were actually related, "Then I would have a rich relative. Because he's very wealthy, right? Yeah, that would be nice."

Amy Adams & Isla Fisher

The actresses, who starred together in Nocturnal Animals, are aware of the comparison. In 2016, Fisher said on NBC's Today show that she once cut and pasted Adams' face over hers for her family's holiday card.

Margot Robbie & Emma Mackey

The look-alike actresses both star in the movie Barbie, and it was no coincidence.

"I've been getting told for years that I look like the girl from Sex Education, who is Emma Mackey," main star Margot told BuzzFeed in a video interview posted July 9, 2023. "She plays one of the Barbies in the movie pretty much because [director] Greta [Gerwig] and I thought it would be funny. We were gonna do like this whole joke about us looking similar."

She continued, "Then once we got all dressed up as our Barbies, we were kind of like, 'We don't actually look that similar.'' When she's got her brown hair and I've got my blonde hair, we don't look that similar. So we didn't put that joke in the movie. But when people come up and say, 'I loved you in Sex Education,' I just say, 'Thank you. Thank you so much.'"


Margot Robbie & Jaime Pressly

"The celebrity I am mistaken for is Margot Robbie," the My Name Is Earl actress told Us Weekly in comments posted in 2022. "It happens all the time."

Jessica Chastain & Bryce Dallas Howard

These stars both rock the red hair and, in this photo, a similar style.

And The Help co-stars look so alike that director Ron Howard mistook Chastain for his own daughter.

Chastain told AP the mishap took place at an Apple Store, explaining, "I was, like, walking by, I was like, 'Oh, that's Ron Howard.' And then my friend was with me (and) said he turned to someone, he goes, 'I think I just saw Bryce.' We look so much alike."

Bryce confirmed that the story was "legit" in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, saying her dad "was, like, shook. He really was."

"At first he was like, 'You really look so much alike,' " she said. "And I mean, obviously, I'm incredibly flattered, so it's great."


Reese Witherspoon & Carrie Underwood

Neither celeb was upset when a social media user thought Witherspoon was Underwood while eating at a barbecue place in Nashville last summer.

"To the woman in the parking lot who just asked me if I was Carrie Underwood," the Legally Blonde star tweeted, "You officially made my day."

The Grammy winner quickly responded, "YOUR day?!?!?!?! That lady just made my whole life!"

Mark Ruffalo & Noah Centineo

"He's way better-looking than I was," Ruffalo said on the Tonight Show in March 2019. "Are you kidding me? I wish I looked like that, I swear to God."

Anne Hathaway & Amal Clooney

"I hope that I become half the woman she is," the actress said about George Clooney's wife, an international human rights lawyer, in an interview with Extra in 2015. "She's so accomplished and it's so thrilling to look at someone and be like, 'Wow. You really are making the world a better place.'"

Daniel Radcliffe & Elijah Wood

Harry Potter and Frodo are well aware fans constantly confuse them, addressing their look-alike status in a joint interview with Empire magazine. 

"Though we are both short, pale, blue-eyed and brown-haired, I would say we don't actually look alike," Radcliffe said. "But the idea of us is exactly the same."

The Harry Potter star was once even asked to autograph a photo of Wood while in Japan, with the seeker not realizing he was not the Lord of the Rings lead.

"So the quickest way to deal with it was to just write, 'I am not Elijah Wood, signed Daniel Radcliffe' and then hope someone translated that for him later," Radcliffe explained.

Sharna Burgess & Gal Gadot

The Dancing With the Stars professional dancer looks similar to Wonder Woman herself!

Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly

The Gossip Girl and Friday Night Lights actresses look so similar that they were cast as the leads in 2011's The Roommate, a Single White Female-esque horror flick.

Zach Galifianakis & Nick Offerman

The bearded stars look like legit twins!

Amber Valletta & Taylor Schilling

The actresses look like they were separated at birth

Allen Leech & Niall Horan

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen pointed out the Downton Abbey actor's resemblance to the One Direction singer.

Kristen Stewart & Jena Malone

The Twilight starlet and Hunger Games gal share dark locks and glowing skin.

Seth Meyers & Nat Faxon

Double take! The SNL funnyman and Oscar-winner could be brothers (or cousins at the least!).

Chelsea Handler & Elizabeth Banks

These two get mistaken for each other all the time. Just ask them. "When we were at the White House correspondence dinner, we both went and Bill O'Reilly was talking to me and I said, 'I think you're confusing me with Elizabeth Banks,' because I wanted to get the f--k away from him," the comedian said when Banks stopped by Chelsea Lately.

Aaron Paul & Tom Felton

Whether it's magic or just coincidence, the Breaking Bad star looks a lot like this Harry Potter actor.

Ke$ha & Blake Lively

We'd believe it if the "Sleazy" songstress and Gossip Girl star revealed they were long-lost relatives.

Javier Bardem & Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Holy double take! These handsome actors certainly both have a sense of style.

Zooey Deschanel & Katy Perry

The New Girl actress has been mistaken for the singer and Perry even played into their resemblance in her "Not the End of the World" music video, during which Deschanel accidentally gets abducted by aliens who mistake her for the American Idol judge.

Nina Dobrev & Victoria Justice

"Dude! You don't understand, I get this every single day," Justice told MTV News of her resemblance to The Vampire Diaries star. "Everyone always confuses me for her." 

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