John Legend jokes about Ohio State, Michigan rival on ‘The Voice’

John Legend gave the Ohio State and Michigan rivalry a nod on NBCs The Voice Monday night. . . Contestant Riolana Doyle, 16, got a reaction from the singer-songwriter, a judge on the show, when she said she was from Michigan. . . Im from Ohio, were neighbors, he said. Were taught as children to hate people from Michigan because of the Ohio State, Michigan thing. But, honestly, half my family grew up in Michigan, too, so I feel, like, a connection with Michigan. . . Legend, who is from Springfield, praised her performance, saying he couldnt tell that she was 16. . . Legends Buckeye roots have shown on multiple occasions. . . He helped narrate a video trailer for Ohio States college football national championship game in January. . . In 2017, he celebrated an Ohio State victory over Michigan by running around with his daughter on his shoulders exclaiming We won, we won, we won.

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