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Day 331 - Jordan Smith on The Voice

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sometimes, inspiration comes from unexpected places. Jordan Smith is a contestant on the voice. He's so gender-neutral that coach Adam Levine would only refer to him as "a person." His voice is astonishing, and he talks a lot about having had self-esteem issues because of his size and appearance. But when he sings, OMG!

You can read more about him here:

He sang "Chandelier" by Sia for his blind audition. Be sure to listen to it on the website, and then listen to his story after the audition. The confidence he exhibits is fantastic: "what makes me different, makes me special." And what Adam says to him at the end is so moving. The video cuts off too early, but the hug that Adam gives Jordan after he is selected as Jordan's coach is awesome.

Tonight he sang Adele's hit "Set Fire to the Rain" and it absolutely blew me away. You can listen to it here:

He brings new meaning to the song.

Every once in a while, a performer will capture my heart. That has happened this fall with this incredible young man.

I hope that you find something that inspires you in the next day or so. Let it fill your heart with so much emotion that you want to share it with the world.

And then, share it.

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    Very beautiful and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
    1948 days ago
    His is AMAZING!!! WOW!!!
    I will check more out later, I watched "Chandelier" and was blown away! How can someone sing it so perfectly?!
    .something worth looking for and not nearly felt enough!
    1949 days ago
    Steve, thank you for the link.


    The emotion flowing through his pure control, delivery, and the extra little runs. W.o.w.

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    Jordan Smith, "Set Fire to the Rain"
    1950 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2015 12:30:09 PM
  • RHOOK20047
    He is truly blessed with a beautiful voice. I hope he goes far. I have about three weeks of the Voice to catch up on. I agree that what makes you different makes you special. I can so relate to him in my younger years.
    1950 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    He is a perfect example of why different can be sublime. I have not been following but he was my favourite initially. Have to catch up.
    1950 days ago
    It is okay to be different. It is what makes you special. And to recognize, accept, and embrace that in yourself will take you so much further in life.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    1950 days ago
    I totally agree. He is awesome. In the small stature and big awesome voice, he reminds me of Sawyer Fredericks.

    I don't do TV, but I will keep an eye on this kid. I love the way the voice brings kids out of their shells, and gets the best out of them, unlike the other shows of this ilk.

    Spark on, my friend.
    1950 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    I totally agree, Steve!
    1950 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15118206
    The coaches are on the Today Show this morning - hoping they such a clip of him singing!
    1950 days ago
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    1950 days ago
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