John Legend Croons Duo of Christmas Classics on 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' Tree-Lighting Special

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What does Christmas imply to John Legend? The singer/songwriter let all the vacation revelers gathered in New York City and round their TV screens know on Wednesday night time (Nov. 28) when he carried out "What Christmas Means to Me" on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center.

The track -- initially carried out by Stevie Wonder in 1967 -- is the opening monitor on Legend's brand-new A Legendary Christmas album, and the album model even options Wonder too. Legend flew solo for Wednesday night time's tree-lighting particular, however he was removed from alone, joined onstage by a full band, together with a distinguished saxophonist, and a trio of big-voiced backup singers. Legend regarded dapper (and heat) in a protracted camel-hair coat with a popped collar over a traditional black tuxedo.

He returned to the stage to carry out "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on the piano, this time with out duet accomplice Esperanza Spalding, who's featured on A Legendary Christmas.

The crooner has confirmed to be an ideal match within the vacation music scene, placing solely a barely trendy spin on the Christmas classics, whereas wholeheartedly following in Nat King Cole's and Bing Crosby's footsteps. In reality, following the Rockefeller Center particular on Wednesday night time was Legend and spouse Chrissy Teigen's personal vacation particular, A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy.

Watch Legend's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" efficiency under:

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