Not Even Ellen Degeneres Could Handle John Legend’s CMT Performance: See Why

Legend hit the stage with Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes at the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night.

Anyone have a tissue? I seem to have something in my eye after watching John Legend and Jennifer Nettles‘ stirring duet of his chart-topping ballad (and destined to be a classic wedding tune), “All Of Me,” during the 2014 CMT Awards.

Apparently, Ellen Degeneres couldn’t quite handle it either, giving a one-word review on Twitter: “Wow.”


Sitting on stools and backed by CMT Awards 2014 three-time nominee Hunter Hayes on acoustic guitar (Hunter also performed “Tattoo” earlier in the night), John and Jennifer (he in a leather jacket and she in a sultry cut-out leather dress) took turns on the romantic verses before their voices came together to sweetly harmonize on the chorus: “‘Cause all of me/Loves all of you/Love your curves and all your edges/All your perfect imperfections/Give your all to me/I’ll give my all to you.” SWOON. Their performance culminated in the two rising from their seats for a rousing “I give you all of me, and you give me all of you.” #goosebumps.

Watch the 2014 CMT Music Awards
live Wednesday, June 4 at 8/7c on CMT.