Jordis Unga Shows Her Vulnerable Side With ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ Performance on ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton‘s hard rocker chilled out a bit for a delicate performance of ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ by Sara Evans on ‘The Voice‘ Monday night. Jordis Unga took the stage in an uncharacteristically elegant ivory evening gown and earned praise from all four coaches.
The Minnesotan with arms full of ink found a way to connect with the country song, and finished on the edge of her emotions. “You’re so emotional up there, you’re almost in tears by the end,” Adam Levine told her. “That’s what people want to see is that connection.” Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera also praised her sensitivity, with the blonde pop singer reminding Unga that it was a tender version of ‘Wild Horses’ that earned a spot on the show in the first place.
Ironically, before her performance Unga gave her competition warning. “I think people should be a little afraid of me right now,” she said before turning in the softest performance of the night so far. She was accompanied by little more than a piano and a mini-string section. Shelton said he chose the song for the 29-year-old because it proved she was more than a screamer.
“Jordis is a writer, this is actually where it started for her,” he said, beaming as she stood breathless after her performance “It was perfect, you did perfect.”
Two contestants — one from Team Blake and one from Team Christina — from Monday night’s performance round will be sent home immediately after after all eight contestants finish singing.
Watch Jordis Unga Perform ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ on ‘The Voice’