Last year, just before Christmas, a young man by the name of Jordan Smith won Season 9 of the talent show “The Voice”. And if this year is any indication, he will be part of many more Christmases to come!
For the Voice Finale, the remaining contestants were to sing three songs, one being their favorite Christmas song. Jordan chose “Mary Did You Know”, my second favorite after “Oh Holy Night”.
A few weeks ago we went to a Christmas concert with Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant, and featuring Jordan Smith. The whole show was incredible but to be honest, Jordan was the highlight and even the two mega stars were humble enough to admit it, joking that they “didn’t want to follow THAT!” Though Michael was acting like a proud Papa (they aren’t related).
Jordan sang “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch,” “Oh Holy Night” and did a duet with Amy on her iconic “Grown Up Christmas List” as both recorded it on their recent Christmas albums. We figured he would just open with a couple of songs and that would be it; however, he was very much a part of the whole show. And the audience love him, giving him not one but TWO standing ovations!
Oh and speaking of albums, at the concert, Jordan’s and the 3 CD set were sold out at intermission! Hubby bought the set before the show got started.
Now Voice winners don’t usually have this amount of success in total, let alone one year after winning. Jordan Smith has put out two top selling albums, gone on this tour, and has made countless appearances.
On Wednesday night, Jordan opened the traditional lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Square concert with “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”. Two weeks ago he sang “Oh Holy Night” on the Voice and he also appeared on the CMA Christmas Special singing “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”. Later this month he will be hosting his own special “‘Tis The Season” where he sings songs from his album to friends, fans, and family in a studio setting.
That is quite the schedule, but I am happy to see that his great talent, and even greater faith, are getting the attention they deserve.