THE VOICE: Jordan Rainer Earns 4-Chair Turn With Reba McEntire Hit
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The Voice kicked off with a bang as Jordan Rainer wowed the crowd and judges with her sassy cover of Reba McEntire’s “Fancy.”
The Voice is back! Season 24 kicked off Monday night (September 25) with Queen Reba on her spinning royal red throne ready to build her first-ever team. It was only fitting that Reba’s inaugural night would include a cover of one of her biggest hits.
33-year-old Jordan Rainer took the stage to sing Reba’s 1990 hit “Fancy.” While “Fancy” never topped the charts, it was a huge hit for Reba and many consider it her signature song. To say it was gutsy for Rainer to tackle such an iconic song would be an understatement. But, the singer did justice Reba was the first to turn her chair. The three other judges followed ultimately giving Rainer a coveted four-chair turn for her performance.
When asked by coach John Legend why she chose that particular Reba song, Rainer replied:
“Because it’s the best….It was written by a strong woman. It was made famous by a strong woman. And it represents lyrically what women do to survive. I’m a woman who has done what I had to do to survive. So I feel that song in every bone in my body.”
It’s worth noting that Rainer has a minor connection to Reba. Both women hail from Atoka, Oklahoma, and Rainer recently performed at Reba’s Place, the country star’s restaurant in the small town.
It’s no surprise that Reba and the self-dubbed Woman in Black bonded over their mutual hometown and love for country music. When it came time to choose a coach Jordan chose to join Team Reba.