Music & Culture
Devoted Christian Wins “The Voice” and Slays “Mary, Did You Know?” Like You’ve Never Heard Before!
Written by Julie Partin | December 16, 2015
The showstopping ninth season finale of The Voice came down to the viewers. And the winner was fan favorite Jordan Smith, the 22-year-old Kentuckian college student with an incredible range.
Smith’s talent was evident at the auditions. All of the NBC show’s celebrity judges wanted to coach him after they heard him sing the first time, but Smith picked Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. Smith is already the best-selling singer ever to come from The Voice, thanks in large part to his cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.” America loves the song so much that Smith managed to end Adele’s five-week reign on iTunes with “Hello.” He followed it up with another No. 1: “Mary, Did You Know?”
We love that so many people are having the opportunity to hear the Christmas classic and the gospel! Smith is a devoted Christian and said, “My faith is the thing that gives me strength and that I find joy in. At the end of the day with my problems and concerns, I can turn to God and I can have peace in my situation. That’s been the main thing that’s carried me through this. My relationship with God has kept me grounded and has been my foundation through all of it.”
He also blessed viewers with a cover of the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Smith said, “I love to lead worship and my parents really encouraged me to sing in church. My faith is who I am and I wanted to share that with the world.”
Way to go, Jordan! We can’t wait to see what’s next for you and buy your first album!
P.S.: Just for fun, check out one of the best performances of any song EVER by Jordan!