Jordan Smith has been a frontrunner since the very first episode of ‘The Voice,’ but after spending weeks working with Adam Levine, he’s only gotten better. So, of course, when we interviewed the powerhouse singer, he couldn’t help but rave over what makes his coach so great!
It’s his ninth season on The Voice…so Adam Levine knows a thing or two about what it takes to encourage, teach and mentor up-and-coming artists. While we’ve all admired Adam’s work on the show from our couches, Jordan Smith has gotten to witness it firsthand throughout Season 9, and he’s dishing all about the Maroon 5 frontman! Read the interview here.
“He really encourages us as individuals and wants us to feel comfortable and be who we are,” Jordan told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I think if there was something we were uncomfortable with,o r felt we couldn’t do our best with, I feel he’d encourage us and want us to say something. He celebrates being confident in your decisions in who you are.”
And here’s something surprising you might know about Adam: He’s ALWAYS eating on-set! Yeah, we’re sitting here wondering how he stays so skinny, too! “I look at food and gain 10 pounds. He’s a twig!” Jordan revealed to reporters. “He has people shoving food into him. It’s ridiculous; usually up to the last second he’s chewing. He’s always saying he’s hungry and wants food.”
Jordan has been having quite the journey on The Voice, and has been a fan and coach favorite since the very first episode when he WOWed the crowd with a rendition of Sia’s “Chandelier.” It was no surprise that all four coaches turned around, but going with Adam was definitely the right move for the Kentucky native. In the Battle Rounds, Adam barely hesitated when he chose Jordan over Regina Love, and his Knockout Round performance of “Set Fire To The Rain” against Viktor Kiraly was one of the most memorable ones this season!
He really proved his worth during the Live Playoffs, though, with a perfected rendition of “Halo” by Beyonce, which earned him a spot on the iTunes Top 10 and enough viewer votes to advance to the Top 12. Jordan is a MAJOR contender, and if he stays consistent with what he’s been doing, I have no doubt he’ll go far — especially with Adam’s great help and advice!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Adam is the best coach on The Voice? And do you think Jordan is going to win it all?
— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Russ Weakland