Jordan Smith is a Christian and tonight he won The Voice. Last night in the finale, he sung the popular Christmas carol Mary, Did You Know as part of his performance.
Jordan, 21, attended Lee University, a Christian University operated by the Church of God. Based in Cleveland, TN, Lee is re-known for its chorale groups.
According to CBN, Jordan’s parents are pastors in Harlan, Kentucky and Jordan has ministered as a worship leader.
Christian recording artist Michael English first sang Mary, Did You Know in 1991. English along with Mark Lowry, who wrote the lyrics, sang with Gaither Vocal Band. Buddy Greene wrote the music for this song that has gone on to become a modern Christmas classic.
During the semifinals Jordan Smith sang Somebody to love. His rendition of this Queen classic topped the music charts on iTunes, outselling English mega pop star Adele. Adele had led the charts for five weeks straight with her latest hit song Hello.
Thirty minutes after Jordan finished singing Somebody to Love live on The Voice, it was the most popular song on iTunes.