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John Legend and Sara Bareilles Did a Powerhouse Performance of a Broadway Classic

The two Grammy winners performed this song from Jesus Christ Superstar in 2018. 

By Jackie Manno

In 2018, The Voice Coach John Legend and Sara Bareilles joined forces for a performance special of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Bareilles handled the character Mary Magdalene, while Legend played the titular role of Jesus. 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

During the performance of the track "Everything's Alright," Bareilles and Legend's chemistry and acting were totally electric. Legend actually won an Emmy for his work as a producer on the special, giving him an EGOT. (For the unfamiliar, that moniker is given to someone who's won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.) 

See the Legend and Bareilles' show-stopping performance here

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About "Everything's Alright" from Jesus Christ Superstar

The fourth track in the musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the tune tells the story of Mary Magdalene attempting to soothe Jesus after he expresses frustration that he feels helpless when it comes to helping those in poverty. The original Broadway version was performed by Yvonne Elliman as Magdalene and Jeff Fenholt as Jesus. 

Split images of Sara Bareilles and John Legend.

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