John Legend blocks Nick Jonas on the Voice

John Legend blocks Nick Jonas on the Voice | (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

John Legend Blocks Nick Jonas from Taking “The Voice” Contestant Ciana Pelekai

John Legend uses his block for contestant Ciana Pelekai on The Voice, preventing Nick Jonas from taking her

John Legend means business! In a third round of blind auditions on The Voice this Monday night, we met young performer Ciana Pelekai. She surely wowed the judges as she took the stage.

Prior to coming out on The Voice stage, she admitted she really wanted either John Legend or Nick Jonas as her coach. It looks like Ciana got just what she wished for – and more! Little did she know both coaches would be literally fighting over her.

What is the Block Button on The Voice?

Once John Legend turned his seat around, he blindsided fellow coach Nick Jonas by pulling a “block.” Let’s step back and explain what the block button means. It actually allows one coach to prevent another from taking a contestant onto their team. The only way to tell if you’ve been blocked is if you hit your red button to turn your seat around. If you don’t, you’ll never know that your fellow coach blocked you.

That’s just what happened during Ciana’s performance. John Legend definitely claimed this singer with her unique and soulful sound who splits her time between Las Vegas and Hawaii according to her Instagram profile.


Ciana Reacts to Her New Voice Coach

Ciana took to Instagram during the airing of The Voice tonight to announce which team she’s on. “Aloha!!! #teamlegend 🤙🏾🤍 so excited to start this wonderful journey with @johnlegend !! Ahhh I’m so speechless @nbcthevoice #thevoice #hawaii #lasvegas #viral #explore,” she wrote.

Back on February 11th, she was allowed to announce her participation in the NBC hit singing competition show. She wrote, “I’ve been waiting for this day!!!😱 I can finally announce that I’ve auditioned for @nbcthevoice This has been an amazing blessing & I’m very thankful! Mahalo🙏🏾🤍Tune in on March 1st for the season premiere on @NBC ! Stay tuned!!! #TheVoice #season20 #kellyclarkson #johnlegend #nickjonas #blakeshelton #explore.”


John Legend Reacts to Ciana’s Audition

Behind the scenes of The Voice, John Legend was contemplating how he would use his block on this particular episode. Once he heard Ciana’s voice, that was it! He knew he found what he was looking for. “I wonder who I should use my block on 🤔 any suggestions? #TeamLegend #TheVoice,” he said.

He welcomed Ciana to his team with this tweet on Twitter.


Listen to Ciana Pelekai Cover Beyonce’s Song

Ciana has over 11k subscribers on YouTube. In May 2020, she posted a cover of herself singing Beyonce’s hit song Halo. Check it out below!

Watch Ciana Pelekai’s The Voice Audition

Ciana performed Tone and I’s “Dancing Monkey.” Check out her cool vibe. “You have range, charisma and I had this feeling if anyone was going to compete for your affection with me, it was going to be this guy with the shiny jacket on,” John legend said referring to Nick Jonas.

Who is on John Legend’s Team for The Voice Season 20?

In this 3rd round of blind auditions, John Legend took on the following contestants to his team:

Durell Anthony

Ciana Pelekai

Pia Renee


Tune into The Voice Mondays at 8pm EST on NBC.