This week on The Voice, fans saw singer Jordis Unga return to the spotlight to get a second chance after placing fourth on Rock Star: INXS six years ago.
Although Jordis didn’t win Rock Star prior to becoming part of Team Blake Shelton following her Blind Audition on The Voice, Unga retained a loyal fan base from her first shot at reality competition stardom. For many fans of Jordis Unga, her version of David Bowie’s “Man Who Sold the World” is still a favorite to this day.
On Monday night’s episode of The Voice, Jordis performed Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed,” which prompted judges Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera to turn their chairs around. In the end, however, it was Blake who won one of the best singers in The Voice competition when Jordis chose Shelton to be her coach.
So, how does Jordis feel about getting a second chance on The Voice so many years later? For Unga, The Voice means more than fans can imagine.
“It’s absolutely incredible,” said Jordis to The Deadbolt the next day.
“In all of those years in between Rock Star, there were ups and downs, record deals that weren’t, it’s been such a journey for me to keep doing music for a living. Not a lot of people get as many chances as I’ve gotten.”
Despite an impressive run on Rock Star: INXS, singing everything from “Baba O’Riley” by The Who and “Dream On” by Aerosmith to Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” and Bowie’s “Man Who Sold the World”, Jordis Unga was a musical force who many fans noticed (including us) and followed throughout the years. As fate would have it, what was a loss for INXS without Jordis as a lead singer (eventually won by J.D. Fortune) is now a win for both The Voice and Unga.
“To be in this position again,” Jordis continued to The Deadbolt, “I’m so thankful and overwhelmed.”
“It means a lot for me to be here. And I think it means a lot to the people who have followed me throughout the years, through all of my success and all of my failures. I’m holding on tight to this one as far as I can. It feels really, really good to be here.”