Having failed to turn the coaches chairs with her Blind audition (Bob Dylan’s ‘Just Like A Woman’) Jordan created controversy in the media by being the first contestant ever to be brought back onto the show within the same season.
Under the guidance of mentor and personal heroine Paloma Faith, she went on to set a series benchmark during her Battle round performance (Kate’s Bush’s ‘This Woman’s Work’). Leaving the coaches and the nation in tears and sending social media into a frenzy. Her passionate rendition of Deacon Blue’s ‘Real Gone Kid’ at the Knockout stage saw her jettisoned through to the live shows and inundated with messages of support from viewers the world over.
Following a guest appearances on Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show and a private vocal master-class with Lianne La Havas, Jordan’s powerhouse Quarter Final performance (Florence & The Machine’s ‘Shake It Out’) saw her fast-tracked to the Semi’s. It is widely regarded as her best performance and arguably the best of the season. Her gender-binary-challenging outfit choice (red-pantsuit, blindfold, no shoes and rockabilly hair) made a powerful public statement. It also caused controversy in international media – involving a spooky coincidental clash with an outfit worn by Vicky Nhung on The Voice Vietnam.
Her ecstatic Semi-Final performance (Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’) saw her drop out in style, prompting rival coach Boy George to declare ‘in a fair and just world, you would win the competition’. Her appearance on the show has been publically praised by the likes of Kate Bush, Years & Years, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue), Florence (& The Machine), Perez Hilton and, of course, The Voice UK coaches of 2016. As the show moves to ITV, Jordan’s revolutionary appearance will forever go down in the show’s illustrious history as one of its most memorable contestants.
Channelling her ‘inner Paloma’ Jordan will be taking to the coaches panel for regional talent competition ‘Factor EsseX’ (2016) – previous coaches include TV’s Rylan Clark and Lucy Texeira (Two Shoes). All 5 of Jordan’s performances on The Voice UK can be viewed on Youtube.