NEW MUSIC: JORDAN SMITH | SPARROW (FROM "AMERICAN SONG CONTEST")
Jordan Smith took home "The Voice" season 9 win in 2015 as a member of Team Adam Levine. Now, he’s hoping to take home a second crown, repping his beloved home state of Kentucky, as the winner of NBC’s "American Song Contest." The pearly-voiced singer is much closer to becoming the American Song Contest champ after a soaring performance of his self-penned song, “Sparrow,” nabbed him the coveted Jury Selection. Jordan performed on Week 2 of the ASC qualifiers. Each week at the end of the five qualifying rounds, the 56 member Jury–one member representing each state and territory–will rank the night’s 11 performances. The act that comes out on top advances straight into the semi-finals without relying on viewer votes. “This is a song that I wrote by myself,” Jordan told reporters after the show. “I took it into the studio; we tracked vocals many different times to get it exactly right. I worked with different producers and songwriters to bring the song to life to get to where it needed to be for tonight's epic performance.” “The song meant so much to me, coming from my heart,” Jordan said. “But you never realize how it’s going to be received.” After "The Voice," Jordan released three albums on Republic Records. His debut album "Something Beautiful" came out in 2016, followed by the Christmas set "Tis the Season" later that year. Jordan dropped his third and final album for Republic, "Only Love," in 2018.