Jordan Matthew Young returned to The Voice stage with a cover of a classic country hit on Monday evening (May 17) and it just might be his best performance yet.
Young consulted with coach Blake Shelton ahead of his performance and ultimately decided to perform John Conlee’s 1978 hit, “Rose Colored Glasses.” The Texas native shared that it was a “full-circle” moment for him as he grew up listening to country music with his dad.
Shelton complimented his unique vocals and shared his excitement over his country cover.
“Country music has really opened up a lane to soulful country artists thanks to Chris Stapleton,” the superstar told him.
Young took the stage for the live semi finals and delivered a solid performance of the song. He caught the attention of Kelly Clarkson, who compared him to a country music legend.
“I thought it was perfect,” Clarkson gushed. “It was a really cool moment for you. I love that fact that you’re a little bit rock and roll and a little bit country.”
She went on to compare him Travis Tritt and Shelton echoed Clarkson’s statement.
“I think she’s right,” he shared. This is a crucial moment for everybody on the show this week…when you play that kind of card, this moment and nail the performance like that, I couldn’t be happier for you.”
Jordan Matthew Young auditioned with a cover of Keith Whitley’s 1989 chart-topper, “I’m No Stranger to the Rain.” He went on to perform songs by Train, Fleetwood Mac and The Black Crowes.
The Voice airs on Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.