Jordis Unga was arguably the stand out performance on last night’s The Voice blind auditions, but many viewers probably didn’t realize that her audition wasn’t all that blind. Back in the summer of 2005, Jordis competed on Rock Star: INXS for the chance to front the legendary 80s band. She was an early favorite and got all the way to 5th place, which was pretty good, considering a girl didn’t have a chance in hell of winning.
The Voice producer, Mark Burnett also produced the Rockstar series.
Jordis’ gritty soulful vocals earned her many fans, including myself. She was absolutely my favorite up until her elimination (I switched my allegiance to runner-up Marty Casey. J.D Fortune won the prize) and I expect she’ll do well on her second go, if her powerful audition is any indication.
Back in the day, 23 year old Jordis favored dreads and a hippy look, a departure from the sleeker look she’s sporting nearly 7 years later.
Check out some of her best Rockstar performances below
Bowie – The Man Who Saved The World
This is the one she’s remembered by, in week 4
Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
This one too, from week 1.
Knockin On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
A personal favorite from Week 6