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Adam Levine Sees Embarrassing Footage of His First Public Performance (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 14th 2011 7:05AM
Adam LevineOn 'The Voice' Adam Levine's job is to sit in judgment on many young aspiring singers, trampling on some dreams, and making others come true. When he was younger, TV talent shows were thin on the ground, so how did the Maroon 5 frontman get his start in the business?

Luckily for us, 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) host Jay Leno unearthed footage of Levine's first public performance and we got to watch it along with Levine. Who didn't seem that happy to see it.

Levine said that he was a really shy kid and only came out of his shell once he started performing at a local place called 'Closet Stars.' This, said Levine, was a place where would-be rock stars were dressed up in in "all kinds of cool stuff like sunglasses" before coming out onstage to lip-synch the big hits of the day.

And that's when Leno unleashed the footage. As Levine said "Are you kidding?" we got to see his much younger self working through that shyness barrier by lip-synching and dancing to Bobby Brown's 1988 mega-hit, 'Don't Be Cruel.'

Wearing a ball cap, shades and leather jacket (with the sleeves rolled up, natch) Levine worked the crowd and showed off his fancy dance moves.

He's recently recorded a duet with his 'Voice' co-judge, Christina Aguilera, but having seen that hip-swiveling, we think maybe now's the time for Levine to ditch Christina and book his spot on the 'NKOTBSB' tour. We think he'd fit right in.

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Carolyn

News flash Captivespirit! After reading the first line of selling your garbage nobody continues on to the next one. So you just keep wasting all that energy running your fingers across the keyboard and call it exercise. Huffpost doesn't care and neither do we!

June 14 2011 at 2:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dtrea3n605

Wow! That Adam Levine, got some serious moves! I don't know why he'd be embarrassed about that! All young kids do that sort of thing, but the difference with him doing it is, he was showing some very serious talent!

June 14 2011 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
love2travel212

There was nothing in the video Mr. Levine should be embarrassed about; however, I LOATHE, did I say I LOATHE!, this new trend TV talk show hosts are doing of surprising their guests with fotos or videos that have not been previously discussed or approved by the guests. I HATE it, I loathe it and it should not happen without the guests' permission. There, now I feel better having gotten that off my chest.

June 14 2011 at 1:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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forrestly7

Guess what? They DO get the guest's permission...they act surprised but they already know what's comming. That's the way it works on late night shows....sorry but it's the truth.

June 14 2011 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jmenor3

Star??? Get back to me in 2 years. He'll show up in a mugshot, or cut ribbons at Mall openings, or MAYBE be a bigshot. Time will tell, but calling him a "star" right now, is crazy.

June 14 2011 at 12:49 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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mcc1cam

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 have 3 Grammys and have sold out concerts worldwide for almost 10 years! I just paid $200 plus for floor seats to their upcoming Philly concert - how much do you make, Bigshot?

June 14 2011 at 2:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
forrestly7

Adam who???

June 14 2011 at 12:33 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Ms. Ann

He is sooooo HOT!!

June 14 2011 at 12:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Alex!~

So ya see, there's Nothing New under the Sun. He looks like another Justin Beiber 20 some odd years ago. Ho Hum!

June 14 2011 at 12:16 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mcc1cam

To the writer of this article...I don't know what you were watching, but it wasn't 'embarrassing footage.' As for Adam's look, he seemed to blushingly enjoy it. Also, he provided pics of himself and his father from his younger days. Shy no more!

June 14 2011 at 11:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
bestbunny10

Hes absolutely adorable. then and now. He looks like my younger son....

June 14 2011 at 11:41 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
lolgirls2016

koolio i think its cool

June 14 2011 at 11:36 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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