I watch The Voice now and again. Jordan Smith has been reportedly the frontrunner since the Blind Auditions and the song he sang this week “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”, was indeed an unconventional choice.
A religious song has topped iTunes and caused a certain amount of buzz which has stunned many in the music world and the news has made me sit up and think of what David has been inclined to do these months.
Jordan Smith sang the 1st verse of that buzz-worthy song a capella, then played the piano as the sole accompaniment. He had a standing ovation at the end of the song.
“This performance, it’s a chance to show who I really am,” said Smith.
Watching him has raised a few questions in my head.
Does David still have a chance to embrace the approval of the listening public by singing religious songs?
Is there a difference between accepting songs pertaining to Christianity and those of the Mormons? (Not creating a debate here about religion, but expressing a certain amount of frustration vis-a-vis David Archuleta 🙂 )
Will there now be a beginning of a trend towards listening to religious songs? (If so, David is at the right place at the right time! 😉 )
Will David’s previous fans come back if religious songs become popular? Will they then begin to see him as a singer with a beautiful voice which the world needs to embrace, and try to forget his pop idol image? (and “forgive”him for the “wrong” they seem to think he has done them? *said tongue in cheek* 🙂 )
Jordan Smith seems to have a likeable unassuming persona and, to me, his voice is moderately appealing, especially when he sings a capella. But, frankly, I think he is no David Archuleta. David can sing circles round him.
I’m not saying this as a comparison of the qualities between them since we should all be tolerant of everyone else’s preferences. What I am referring to is, why izzit Jordan can get more than 3 million viewers for his vid and David has just a trickle?
Is it a case of “new broom sweeps clean”?
To go further, why is it people cannot appreciate David’s singing religious songs?
And even further, why is David not getting iTunes popularity, religious songs or otherwise??