April 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM ET
If you're going to sing competitively on live TV, get plenty of rest, drink a lot of tea, and try to do a little research on your judges. Like, maybe, who they are.
A competitor yesterday on KLG and Hoda's TODAY's Voice: Kids Edition didn't know Kathie Lee from Hoda. When it came time for him to pick a team, Christian pointed to Hoda but said "Kathie Lee," prompting them to quiz him on who was who. Poor kid.
KLG made things simple for him: "Do you want the old broad, or the Egyptian?"
Christian went with the Egyptian, but maybe he was just being polite.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She uses flash cards to tell them apart.