Showing clear conviction for faith on Monday night's vocal contest television show, The Voice, was Jordan Smith singing a well-known hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness." While selecting a religious song can be perceived as risky at this point of the contest when public votes determine which contestants progress, Smith said this song was special to him because "the entire song is about God's faithfulness."
Before NBC's The Voice, Smith said he was "just a kid in Harlan, Ky., trying to make money for college." Last week, he became the highest charting artist on iTunes for #TeamAdam.
From singing in church with his family to singing mass with his college choir at The Vatican, Smith told The Voice viewers that God is going to provide because he is faithful. "He's like I'm going to do everything for you. All you have to do is wake up every morning, and do what you love."
The Voice judge Adam Levine, and Smith's contest coach, likened Smith to the feeling when one hears Stevie Wonder or Whitney Houston sing.
After Smith delivered a heart-felt, stripped-down rendition of the song, The Voice judge Blake Shelton, told him: "Man, Jordan, you know, coming off the weekend, the horrible things that happened over in Paris, and just having a heavy heart over the last few days, thank you for that. That was beautiful."
Levine agreed when he came time for his review. "Sometimes, there's so much about the world that can be so confusing and sad. Then you come along, and make us feel there's a lot of hope," he said.
After 2 1/2 minutes of listening to Smith, Levine said he felt "a sense of rejuvenation and joy, that for a minute there, you don't think you're going to get to feel again."
Previously in the show, Smith has won over fans by singing popular songs such as "Chandelier" and Beyonce's "Halo."
Smith's Facebook fans are asking Smith to complete a gospel album.
"Thank you for YOUR faithfulness and for giving God all the glory He deserves. You are sharing your testimony every time you sing. What a gift!!" posted Lymari Wilkes, of Florida.
Connie Vonier also posted: "Thank you for praising our Lord and Savior without shame. May God bless you for your faithfulness."
As for who is tonight's winner, Kimiki Wolf posted, "Jordan Smith sang his song so well that I almost converted. When he sings, no matter the song or genre, you feel it in your soul. Jordan Smith gets my vote again tonight."
The hymn was composed by Thomas Chisolm, who reportedly had a challenging adult life and was often confined to bed.