Jordan Smith stunned the crowd at The Voice with his blind audition on September 21, 2015 when he sang “Chandelier.”
Wowed by his performance, the crowd and four judges, all who turned their chairs, gave Jordan a standing ovation.
Jordan is a senior at Lee University, a Liberal arts college in Cleveland, Tennessee. Operated by the Church of God, a Pentecostal denomination, it has consistently ranked among the top universities in the Southern US.
Jordan eventually chose Adam Levine as his coach who described the young man as one of the most important people to be on The Voice.
“I don’t know if I’m really happy or really scared.”
Jordan sings with the Lee Singers, one of many choral groups at the university.
This is not the first time the campus has gained recognition for singing performances by its students. Lee University Festival Choir was invited to sing at the 57th Presidential inauguration of Barack Obama held January 21, 2013.
Two hundred students led by Dr. William Green, Dean of the Lee University School of Music, started their performance with a stirring rendition of “This Land is your Land.”
And earlier this year, Clark Beckham a graduate of Lee University had an outstanding season on American Idol eventually finishing as runner-up in this year’s singing contest.