Does anyone else STILL have chills over Jordan Smith’s performance on ‘The Voice’ from Nov. 9?! Adam Levine’s artist was the clear standout during the first night of Live Playoffs, and he’s truly set the tone for the rest of the contestants in the competition.
I am truly in awe of The Voice contestant Jordan Smith. The singer hasn’t faltered for a second throughout the entire show so far, and his strong, steady and emotional performance during the first live show on Nov. 9 proved that he knows how to bring it even in the most high-pressure moments. I’d even go as far as saying that Jordan is a shoe in to make the Season 9 finals if he keeps things up like this!
A no-gimmicks performance like last night’s provided the perfect opportunity for Jordan to shine — just him, his microphone…and his incredible voice. That’s all he needs anyway! All four coaches were on their feet after he finished singing Beyonce’s “Halo,” and the standing ovation was well-deserved, which was pretty evident from the fact that the crowd couldn’t stop cheering, either.
Here’s what’s so great about Jordan: He doesn’t have to hit crazy notes or hold out long runs to keep the audience interested. From the moment he starts singing, it’s impossible to not be transfixed by his smooth voice, and, as usual, he remained cool, calm and collected throughout his entire performance on Monday’s live show.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Adam Levine’s contestant will advance into the Top 12 after America’s vote on Nov. 11 — he’s the only one who landed in the Top 10 on iTunes so far, which automatically multiples his votes by 10. But, as long as he keeps this up, it’s pretty safe to say that he’ll go a lot further than just the next round.
The only time Jordan might find himself in a bit of trouble is when it’s time to show his versatility, which we know Adam loves doing with his artists every season. As much as it’s safe to follow the mantra of “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” there will come a time that Jordan will probably have to show what he can do with a more upbeat song that’ll involve a bit more moving around on the stage. But his talent is undeniable, and I think America, like me, has already fallen in love with him, so even if he does happen to have a weaker performance at some point, I’m pretty confident the public will continue to vote him through. This guy’s going to be hard to beat!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Jordan’s performance? Do you think he’ll win The Voice?
— Alyssa Norwin