John Legend is joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson as judges for season 16 of The Voice

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February 22, 2019 02:20 PM

John Legend is about to make his coaching debut on The Voice, but before his first day on the job the music star got some helpful advice from wife Chrissy Teigen.

“John, hurry up. You’re gonna be late for your first day on The Voice,” Teigen tells her husband in Today’s sneak peek at Monday’s episode of the NBC singing competition show, which is kicking off its 16th season.

As the EGOT-winning singer, 40, makes his way down the stairs, Teigen, 33, hands him a brown paper bag lunch with his name written on it before walking him through a collection of items she compiled on his behalf so he would be able to fit in with fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine.

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“This is a book of country sayings so you know what Blake is saying, I have your button so you can practice on the bus, ear plugs because Kelly talks a lot,” she shares, before holding up a sheet of temporary tattoos, which she promises will help him “look cool.”

“I thought I was cool,” Legend interjects.

“Not to Adam,” his wife replies, packing all of the items in a backpack.

Watching the “All of Me” singer walk out the front door on his big day, Teigen sighs, saying, “Oh, my baby boy.”

Although the rest of the judges immediately exit the bright yellow school bus upon arriving at the studio, Legend is the last to depart and takes a moment to look around at his surroundings.

And before the end of the clip, the singer gets one last encouraging word from the bus driver, who turns out to be The Voice host and Today co-host Carson Daly.

“Hey John, you got this,” Daly shares.

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Despite the fact that this is Legend’s first time as a full-time coach on the NBC series, Clarkson and the veteran coaches have expressed their concerns about the acclaimed singer joining their ranks.

“I’ve never been more terrified to be on this show with a coach than John Legend,” Clarkson, 36, said in another promo shared exclusively with PEOPLE earlier this month, before later adding, “He’s everyone’s threat, they don’t know it yet. He’s the threat.”

Levine, 39, agreed, “John is a threat. I mean, John has like 4,000 awards and he’s incredibly talented and very charming.”

As Shelton, 42, puts it though, “John has got a target on his back,” Shelton added, before pointing out that he still may have the leg-up on his new competition.

“But you know what he doesn’t have?” Shelton continued. “Six Voice trophies.”

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Despite Shelton’s confidence, Levine makes it clear: “We’re scared, John. That’s it. I’m scared, alright?”
In the end, Legend isn’t fazed.

“I’m just an ordinary person, as they say,” he quipped, which is a play on his 2004 hit “Ordinary People.”

The Voice returns for season 16 on Feb. 25 on NBC.

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