Blake Shelton collected two country singers for his team during the March 12 episode of NBC’s “The Voice,” including 28-year-old Jordan Kirkdorffer.
The talented country artist, who works as an accountant in Nashville by day, received two chair turns with his beautiful blind audition performance of “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young.
Jordan wore a casual outfit of blue jeans and a plaid shirt for his audition. After the opening notes, he gripped his microphone and showcased his smooth pipes and undeniable vocal range on the ballad. Midway through the first chorus, coach Adam Levine hit his red button. Then, Blake followed suit shortly after.
“Your performance was multifaceted. It was country, but there was a soul singer in there,” Adam said, after hearing Jordan’s performance. “There was a popular music voice in there. There’s very little to poke through holes in, because your performance was beautiful. It touched me, and I thought to myself, ‘If this voice really gets to me and really makes me feel, then I’m ready to fight for it,’ just because I love you that much.”
After Adam’s words, Blake shared his comments. But instead of offering up shining remarks like Adam did, the country superstar, focused on the elements that he though Jordan should work on and improve.
“You were putting in that little George Strait break in your voice, but it was hanging up on you just a little bit. Nothing to keep me from hitting my button, because I could hear that you’re different and you’re special,” he said. “So you probably need to take a drink of something before you get onstage and wet your throat a little bit. It got dry on you.”
As it turns out, Jordan valued Blake’s critique, so much that he chose to be on his team. Watch Jordan’s cover Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know” in the video below.
Interestingly, Brett’s song got quite an outing on TV this week. On the same night Jordan was auditioning with it on “The Voice,” over on ABC rival “American Idol,” a 27-year-old construction worker and songwriter named Trevor Holmes was put through to the Hollywood rounds by the judges with his rendition of the same country hit.