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Kentuckian shocks the judges on The Voice

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Jordan Smith of Harlan is a contestant on this season of The Voice and he has some serious pipes. Jordan shocked the judges last night in his “blind audition,” when Adam LeVine, Pharrell, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton gave their approval using only their ears.

Watch his performance of “Chandelier” below:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

29 Comments for Kentuckian shocks the judges on The Voice



  1. guindage
    2:11 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    I wonder if he’s in the Harlan Boys Choir -?



  2. Leuther
    2:17 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Is he Lib or Conservative?



  3. a
    2:18 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    With talent like that, he’s one who will definitely leave Harlan alive.



  4. BOURBON TOWN CAT FAN
    2:22 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    This is why he ended up with Milli Vanilli.



  5. Brennan
    2:30 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    He has the voice of an angel. His voice is like a combination of Kentucky Joe and Jesus.



  6. Mary
    2:50 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    One of the whole meaning of KY PROUD. With comments from Judges best voice ever on show, judges & audience on their feet, it was something special. I don’t even particularly like the song “Chandelier”, however his version has become a new song favorite. When the different phases of the Voice get to VOTING, I hope that #BBN will send many votes his way. For now as the song goes .. 1 2 3 1 2 3 drink..



  7. Danny
    3:19 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    What does being liberal or conservative have to do with anything?



    • Leuther
      5:43 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      To decide whether to pull for him or not….



  8. mike
    3:27 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    The title “blind auditions” is very misleading. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he can see but they should really think about renaming it.



    • JandPsDad
      3:32 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t care who you are – that’s funny!



  9. Lois
    3:46 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    He should dress as Peter from Family Guy for the next show and sing the theme song.



  10. DC
    3:50 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    That was awesome.

    I will say, however…. Of course his whole family was fat. Good God. This is why KY has a bad name.

    Great voice though.



    • Blossom
      6:36 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      What in the world does that remark have to do with anything? Their being overweight has nothing to do with his voice. Kentucky has some very talented and very educated people. I don’t know where you are from, but your comment was very crass, Celebrate his talent, after all, this is the voice. I am proud to say I am from Kentucky and actually about 50 miles from his hometown.



  11. Andy
    4:02 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Sounded like someone was squeezing his nuts!



    • nut squeezer
      9:13 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      That was me.



  12. Holly
    5:04 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Why does it matter if he is overweight? Its called The Voice not The Body. If Ky has a “bad name” its because of ignorance like that and how people judge others.



    • Blossom
      6:39 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      BRAVO



  13. UPSCat4089
    5:25 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Know Jordan personally and he is as good of a person AND singer/musician as they come. He not only has a great chance to advance, but a great chance to win. He is humble and an overall great human being. Represent Harlan County well Jordan! You have everyone back home rooting you on!

    P.S. Jordan was a county kid…no Harlan City Choir for him 🙂



  14. blueballs
    6:02 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    yeah he looks like he is straight from Kentucky



    • Ha!
      6:22 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      0-3, fucc boi. 🙂



    • Blossom
      6:37 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Whoa, wait a minute, what does him looking like he is from Kentucky mean? He is very clean cut, dressed appropriate for the show. He should be judged on his talent. Maybe you should look in the mirror before you comment. None of us are perfect. I take umbrage at your comment.



  15. The Charman of the Board says...
    7:44 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    This kid has chops.Unfortunatley he’ll never win this because he doesn’t it the narative. He will get a nie shot at a contract out of this show though. Congrats kid.



    • The Charman of the Board says...
      7:46 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Okay, ‘fit’ and nice, sorry about that



  16. BNClay
    7:57 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Don’t even like that song. But liked his version. Being from the mountains, I wonder if he ever sing a in church. Would love to hear him let loose on song gosple hymns.



  17. Lol
    8:51 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Gospel Hyms. Uhhh. Yep. Just go ahead and line him up as Kim Davis’s next husband.



    • Yep
      9:05 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      He’ll have to have a child out of wedlock with her first.. and then wait his turn after her 5th husband.



  18. Mack
    6:30 am September 23, 2015 Permalink

    Make a great voice for Disney!



  19. Spring
    11:08 am September 23, 2015 Permalink

    I believe that a lot of you with your negative and derogatory comments have no class and is just down right ignorant. This boy has talent. Looks and size doesn’t matter. That’s why it is called The Voice. I feel sorry for most of you closed and simple minded people. Have you ever heard the term “ignorance is bliss” if not look it up, for u dumb folk you might actually get schooled today. He has my vote.



  20. angela
    6:57 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    what a blessing this young man can sing his ass off and it does not matter what his sizes is it was his voice that got their attention he is very talented and I would pay to go watch him
    So please people be nice and stop the negativity and be proud for this young is doing something with his life