Graceful, humble, amazing, inspirational, magical — these are just a few of the words America is using to describe Harlan County native Jordan Smith, as viewers watch the young man wow the judges on hit reality show ‘The Voice’ on a weekly basis as he continue on towards winning the show and the record deal that comes along with it.
The show once again saved the best for last this week, as Smith’s performance brought down the house minutes before the show was over on Monday. Singing the Queen song ‘Somebody to Love,’ Smith showed yet another side to his talent, proving he can sing any genre of music and command the stage while remaining humble and making the performance seem effortless.
Smith fans did not have to wait long to find out their favored artist was among the top three performers on Tuesday’s live results show, as host Carson Daily quickly revealed Smith had made it to next week’s live finale.
The young artist who has been making nationwide headlines as the one to beat since his initial blind audition performance was in tears as his fate was revealed — yet another sign the small town boy is still as humble as the first time he performed on the show. Smith appears to be continuously amazed at the judges reactions to his performance, often being brought to tears as they encourage him to continue sharing his God given talent, inspiring the nation along the way.
This week’s performance of ‘Somebody to Love’ continues to sit at the top of both The Voice iTunes charts and the Top 100 chart, where it beat out Adele’s current hit ‘Hello’ for the top spot.
Smith continues to have seven songs ranking on The Voice iTunes charts — meaning all seven are still in the Top 200 iTunes charts. The seven songs consist of all Smith’s solo performances on the show. Smith is the only artist to have all of his songs ranking on the charts.
Smith also continues to gross massive YouTube videos from his performances on the show. On Tuesday, the collect count was over 44 million views to date.
Back home in Harlan, watch parties continue to take place as hometown supporters gather at the Harlan Center to watch Smith continue to shine a positive light on the hills of Appalachia.
Fans may follow Smith’s progress on his Facebook page and Twitter and can now download his performances on iTunes — which is factored into the voting process. If Smith gets enough iTunes purchases, his votes are multiplied by ten. This factor has likely contributed to his success thus far on the show, as his iTunes rankings have been at the top since his debut performance of Sias’ ‘Chandelier.’
There are several additional ways to vote for Smith. You can use ‘The Voice’ app as well as vote via NBC.com and ‘The Voice’ Facebook page.’The Voice’ airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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