Jordan Anthony prepares for The Voice grand finale

Grand finalist Jordan Anthony on The Voice season 8.
Grand finalist Jordan Anthony on The Voice season 8.

THE Voice season 8 grand finalist Jordan Anthony has learnt a lot during his time in the competition, including that it was possible to miss his two younger sisters.

“I honestly never thought I would miss them as much as I have,” Anthony said.

“I have the most supportive family and Delta has been the perfect person to guide me through this journey.

“She’s taught me to really loosen up and be confident on stage; to live it, love it and share that light with Australia.”

Grand finalist Jordan Anthony on The Voice season 8.

Anthony’s family moved from Melbourne to Hocking when he was 10 years old, with dad Sam and mum Adina both in music theatre (his father unsuccessfully auditioned for The Voice season 4).

He started busking when he was 12.

“Busking was the most amazing way for me to really gain confidence with my performing,” he said.

“What better way is there to do that than by singing in front of strangers on the street? It was an awesome way to kick start my career.

“Seeing dad on The Voice in season 4 definitely lit a spark in me to go up on The Voice stage.

“I feel like timing is a massive thing and this year felt right.

“It’s awesome I’ve gone through this process and been fortunate enough to make it where I am now.”

Season 8 coaches Delta Goodrem, Boy George, Guy Sebastian and Kelly Rowland.

Anthony will compete against Daniel Shaw (Team Delta), Diana Rouvas (Team George) and Zeek Power (Team Kelly) in Sunday night’s grand finale on Nine, after taking Delta Goodrem’s last position in the blind auditions.

He turned her chair with a performance of Pink’s What About Us.

“There was so much nerves and anxiety leading up to that performance, but as soon as those doors opened and I walked out there I just felt so calm,” Anthony said.

“Mum and Dad told me they saw so much focus in my eyes. It’s still one of my favourite moments on The Voice.

“It’s so surreal and hasn’t really sunk in yet that I’m now in the grand finale. I’m excited to go out there and do my thing on The Voice stage for the last time.

“It’s going to be epic and we’re going full circle for this last performance.”

Grand finalist Jordan Anthony on The Voice season 8.

 

Unsurprisingly, the Year 9 student attends Woodvale SHS on a vocal music scholarship, where he studies with teacher Mrs O’Neill.

“It was crazy. Because of the pre-record of the blinds, knockouts and battles, I had to go to school and wasn’t able to tell anyone,” Anthony said.

“So I’d come off such a high and had to go to school and keep my mouth shut.

“It was really hard and got tough at some points but it’s all out in the open now.

“The amount of support I’ve received from my friends at school has been absolutely amazing.”

The Voice grand finale starts 7pm, Sunday, July 7 on Nine.

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