Singer Jordan Smith may have had the most shocking blind audition in the history of The Voice. In 2015, during Season 9 of the show, Jordan amazed the coaches with his unexpected voice.
Jordan went on to win his season of the show, proving it’s okay if your voice doesn’t match your appearance. Read on to remember Jordan Smith’s journey, and find out what he’s up to now.
Jordan Smith’s ‘The Voice’ Journey
Jordan Smith auditioned for The Voice with a performance of Sia’s “Chandelier.” The show refrained from even showing the viewers what he looked like until the first coach turned around.
Jordan ended up turning all four coaches’ chairs. No one was more shocked than Gwen Stefani, who kicked up her leg in surprise when she saw him. Jordan has a higher-pitched voice, making it easy to mistake him for a woman.
“I think you’re the most important person that’s ever been on this show,” Adam Levine told him. He ended up joining Adam’s team, and won the competition after performing songs by Adele, Sam Smith, Queen, and more.
“On the show, they really highlighted the fact that I don’t look like I sound, which is OK with me,” Jordan told local news, “because that’s the message that I want to get across: that it’s okay to be different than people expect you to be and not fit the mold.”
Where Is Jordan Now?
Since appearing on The Voice, Jordan Smith has released two studio albums — Something Beautiful and Only Love. He also has a Christmas album called ‘Tis the Season. In 2018, he co-wrote the song “Ashes,” which was performed by Céline Dion for the movie Deadpool 2.
Jordan married his girlfriend Kristen Denny in 2016, after meeting her at summer camp more than four years before. “Having somebody else love you in that way and being able to love someone else for who they are shows you that you should love yourself that way too,” Jordan told People.
In September 2019, Jordan was involved in a scary rollover car accident. He said he walked away with “only a scratch,” although his car (which he received from The Voice) was totaled.
In March, Jordan hinted on Instagram that he was working on new music. “Writing the next chapter of this crazy story has been a beautiful journey,” he wrote, alongside a photo of himself in the studio. “I can’t wait to share that beauty with all of you.