I Was On The Voice Blind Auditions

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  • Published: 28 May 2019
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    Jordan has always been a huge music fan. When he was a baby his Mom would play music and he was always surrounded by instruments, and even back then, he had a voice. As he got older, music stuck with him, and he fell in love with the guitar. He can clearly remember the day his father bought him his first guitar.

    That guitar and love of music led to a huge love for Elvis Presley - in fact - Jordan became obsessed with Elvis. He listened to Elvis, played Elvis, covered his walls with Elvis posters. He was just a huge fan, through and through.

    One night Jordan and his parents were watching their favorite show, The Voice, and just after the blind auditions, they made an announcement that now younger people could try out for a spot on The Voice.

    This was the Canadian edition of the NBC hit show, and they were holding pre-auditions right near where Jordan lived. Jordan got pumped up and excited and they went for it, he tried out. There were two rounds of pre-auditions that you had to make it through to get into the blinds, with all the judges - the Canadian counterparts to Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and whoever might be sitting in the third judge's chair.

    Jordan waited for his turn and then nailed the first audition. He got to move on to the second set, and if he made it through that round he would then go on to the televised blind auditions, on tv, in front of millions of viewers! The second auditions also went really well, and they sent everyone home and told them that they would be reaching out to the winners to tell them who was going to get a chance to move on to the Voice Blind Auditions.

    They didn't have to wait too long. One day they received an email saying CONGRATULATIONS! You're going to be on the show! He couldn't believe it, was so excited and only had a couple of months to get last minute practice, instruction, and counselling so he had the best possible chance of making it through the blind auditions, having a judge turn their chair, and then get to pick which team to go with - like Team Adam, Team Blake, Team Kelly, etc.

    Finally, after what felt like forever, the day of the blind auditions came. There were interviews to do (not Carson) and it was a little overwhelming. He was ready, but nervous. It was his turn to film all the sequences before he goes on stage to face the judges and live audience, and his heart was beating so hard and fast he felt like it was going to burst out of his chest. But then the stage doors opened and it was time to go make music and use his voice!

    He walked up the backstage steps and onto the main stage and there they were, three chairs, waiting for him to try to get them to turn around, and spotlights and cheering crowds. Before there was even a chance for him to worry and for his anxiety to grow, the band started counting down and Jordan got right into the groove.

    The song was Elvis Presley's "Trouble," and Jordan felt good about it, overall, but his nerves did get him a couple of times and his voice went off pitch. The coaches ended up NOT turning around. Other than a couple of little hiccups, the performance was really good, and it broke his heart that none of the judges chose him. They told him they had regret over it, that they probably should have turned their chairs. He was so upset but he had to face the judges, and the television cameras, and the audience, and finish what he started.

    His mouth dry, his heart pounding, he started panicking, but managed to stay up on stage, but, the minute they were done, he ran, cried a bit but tried not to show how devastated and broken he felt. This had been his dream, and he had made it so far, and it really hurt to have to go home feeling like a failure.

    Part of him DID recognize how much he'd accomplished, and he was still so young. Part of him was excited by it all. He couldn't tell if he had done something amazing, or just failed miserably. He was depressed for weeks, but finally, his guitar teacher and vocal teacher convinced him not to give up. That gave him the resolve he needed and he has never given up. He's in a new band called FALL, and things are going well.

    Jordan's YouTube channel: bit.ly/2ECfeGE
    His Instagram: jordan_turcotte_meunier
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Comments • 3 486

  • Marc Morris
    Marc Morris  19 hours back

    I found you on the voice

    • Laylay
      Laylay  3 days back

      OMG IK YOU!! IVE SEEN U. U WERE AWESOME!

      • Math Is the worst
        Math Is the worst  3 days back

        I play the violin 🎻 orchestra not much fun in regret choosing it

        • moonlight Martinez
          moonlight Martinez  7 days back

          Aww I found the video of him singing, it was super good it's there fault that they didn't pick you.. .

          • Wendy Woods
            Wendy Woods  1 weeks back

            Me: *drinking coca cola*
            Him: "Elvis is everything to me"
            Me: almost dies from laughing and chocking at the same time

            • Alan Martinez lopez
              Alan Martinez lopez  1 weeks back

              LOSER

              • EyeLockGaming - Playz
                EyeLockGaming - Playz  2 weeks back

                I think Voice is from Phil i think...

                • June Peers
                  June Peers  2 weeks back

                  Popular Boy: sings Let It Go really badly

                  Everyone: applauds

                  Me: does the exact same thing

                  Everyone: staring and thinking I’m weird

                  • cherrina44
                    cherrina44  2 weeks back

                    This happens when people don't practice before, I mean not at their home, it's needed on many stages (Small stages), one can participate for school talent events, playing on public parks public free festivals, getting used to have a big audience, always catching the opportunity to participate so the nerves can calm down getting used to it and Then get into contests and t.v audiences. But yes we will start low and slow and it doesn't matter if you loose, the point is to learn your mistakes and try again.

                    • Hannah Tuttle
                      Hannah Tuttle  3 weeks back

                      Okay, so I know this boy. This story is real. I went to middle school with him- he is not a good singer. Very flat. He writes his own songs, which is cool, but its hard to listen to him because it sucks a lot.

                      • LeopardLove87 !
                        LeopardLove87 !  3 weeks back

                        Anyone else watched the performance ages ago?

                        • MR HAPPY AM
                          MR HAPPY AM  3 weeks back

                          Do you step on my blues way shoes

                          • StarGazer 11012
                            StarGazer 11012  1 months back

                            https://youtu.be/wdbqVUZjTZs

                            Link apparently

                            • Ss- mountain
                              Ss- mountain  1 months back

                              Jordan Smith

                              • FLOPPYTHECAMEL
                                FLOPPYTHECAMEL  1 months back

                                Ok I found the video but it shows all three judges turning around 🤔 WHATS UP WITH THAT

                                • Lala Land
                                  Lala Land  1 months back

                                  Guys look at the description it says by Jordan but when I looked up the voice to find him his name is Britton ????

                                  • Luke’s Cartoonz
                                    Luke’s Cartoonz  1 months back

                                    Nope my grandma is the biggest elvis fan

                                    • hope s
                                      hope s  1 months back

                                      Everybody fails and everybody succeeds
                                      Atleast you tried 🙂❤️

                                      • Draco Malfoy
                                        Draco Malfoy  1 months back

                                        His name is Jordan Smith by the way.

                                        • Jenny Ayson
                                          Jenny Ayson  1 months back

                                          I seen the video of him singing it and he was 12 and the talking was in French

                                          • Banana Maniac
                                            Banana Maniac  1 months back

                                            I found the video the channel is Zach r

                                            • iceking- Roblox
                                              iceking- Roblox  1 months back

                                              At Least you tried and knew what it’s like to be on stage

                                              • スタリリStary
                                                スタリリStary  2 months back

                                                Me: *Sings*
                                                oH mY My My oH mY mY My bLa BlA bOY wHiTH lOoOOOoVE
                                                Someone: OMG I HEARD A DYING CHICKEN!!!
                                                Me: :,D

                                                • Ally Shark
                                                  Ally Shark  2 months back

                                                  The audition:https://youtu.be/K0BFJhgKZm8

                                                  • •Oceanic•
                                                    •Oceanic•  2 months back

                                                    Welp, he tried and he was brave enough to go on stage. I would never go on stage 😂

                                                    • Maddy Crazy hair girl
                                                      Maddy Crazy hair girl  2 months back

                                                      1:10 HE
                                                      IS NAME PEOPLE WE. CAN TRY FIND HIM XD OR IS IT JUST ME!??

                                                    • CrazzyPanndai
                                                      CrazzyPanndai  2 months back

                                                      Where u on voicd za bc i kinda know u voice

                                                      • Shally Lash
                                                        Shally Lash  2 months back

                                                        I found vid of him he was amazing

                                                        • Mystic Articuno
                                                          Mystic Articuno  2 months back

                                                          https://youtu.be/e8EoV3HVlJM

                                                          • roger loves lamps
                                                            roger loves lamps  2 months back

                                                            Elvis is awesome thanks dad!

                                                            • Ta_zer
                                                              Ta_zer  2 months back

                                                              TO EVERYONE! https://youtu.be/e8EoV3HVlJM

                                                              • Pat Cleary
                                                                Pat Cleary  2 months back

                                                                I found him on a vid

                                                                • Sharmila Barman
                                                                  Sharmila Barman  2 months back

                                                                  But your Dad bought a guitar without strings...

                                                                  • Parvez & Hewad Productions

                                                                    well nah then who's not fun of music hahahaha

                                                                    • Maddie Covington
                                                                      Maddie Covington  2 months back

                                                                      Wait he had short hair then long hair I'm confused

                                                                      • A n g i e xx Y a r e l
                                                                        A n g i e xx Y a r e l  2 months back

                                                                        0:13 mostly every one when there kids

                                                                        • SWEET NESS
                                                                          SWEET NESS  2 months back

                                                                          He must be elvis CUZZ THIS SHIII DEAD😂

                                                                          • •ItsKxwaii•
                                                                            •ItsKxwaii•  2 months back

                                                                            Jordan smith?

                                                                            • youtube viewer
                                                                              youtube viewer  2 months back

                                                                              here’s the video https://youtu.be/K0BFJhgKZm8

                                                                              • squeakie Boo
                                                                                squeakie Boo  2 months back

                                                                                are you Britton buchacha

                                                                                • Elaine Pankas
                                                                                  Elaine Pankas  2 months back

                                                                                  where you from?

                                                                                  • Unknown Number
                                                                                    Unknown Number  2 months back

                                                                                    Ikr

                                                                                    • Kendrich Badando
                                                                                      Kendrich Badando  2 months back

                                                                                      Guy: I'm A Fan Of Elvis Presley
                                                                                      Uncle Jesse( Full House ): Hold My Elvis😂

                                                                                      • Itz Tia
                                                                                        Itz Tia  2 months back

                                                                                        This is him:
                                                                                        https://youtu.be/r130glxVdtA

                                                                                        • Jacob Vanderwerf
                                                                                          Jacob Vanderwerf  2 months back

                                                                                          Double bass mate

                                                                                          • what’s funnier than 24? 25.

                                                                                            when i sing, it sounds like a cat being dragged by its tail down 2 flights of stairs

                                                                                            • Erica Melchor
                                                                                              Erica Melchor  2 months back

                                                                                              omg i watch that episode when u had blond hair u were sooooooooooooo dam good

                                                                                              • DA1 andonly
                                                                                                DA1 andonly  2 months back

                                                                                                OMG I SAW YOU YOU DID REAL GOOD THO