A Harlan, Ky., man did more than just impress a few judges Monday night on NBC’s “The Voice“.
Well, actually, it ain’t hard if you’re contestant Jordan Smith, who KILLED IT and made all four judges spin around in their seats. It’s not an experience he will forget anytime soon.
Coach Blake Shelton is known for wrangling almost every single country artist onto his team season after season and this current season is no different. “I knew it was a song I could put my heart into”. The 21-year-old has been a fan of the show for years.
Sia’s modern classic Chandelier is one of our fave songs, but it ain’t easy to sing.
Ultimately, I think Jordan has loads of potential, although I think the coaches seriously overpraised him. Passing the first leg of the competition, Smith is now a member of Team Adam as he moves forward in his musical journey. In the end I went with Adam, but no matter who I chose working with any of them would be a phenomenal opportunity.
While judges told Smith he wasn’t what they expected to see and his voice didn’t match his appearance, Smith believes that is a compliment. “You do not look like your voice, FYI”. It’s my gift. And so this for me is just an incredible opportunity for me to share that it’s okay to be different and it’s okay to be yourself.
Family traveled all the way to Los Angeles to watch him perform.
Smith added he sings in his church and “that is his roots”.
He’s thankful for his Kentucky roots. Smith said, “Getting four chairs was a phenomenal feeling”. That’s what I want most of all.
Monday’s excitement on The Voice seemed to roll over into Tuesday with another group of fresh talent taking part in blind auditions. After calling Gwen “the Queen of Ska” it become clear who her choice of coaches was going to be, and she joined Team Gwen.