Star of The Voice gets ready to speak up for runaways charity

Singer Jordan Lee Davies
Singer Jordan Lee Davies
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Jordan Lee Davis, who made it to the finals of TV show The Voice, is looking forward to showing off his fantastic voice at a Rotherham charity show.

The chirpy young Welshman who wowed the judges and TV audience with his versatile voice while rocking a flowery suit has certainly been busy since appearing on The Voice.

He has been recording some songs for an album and is also rehearsing to go on tour in the role of Dickon in Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden.

Jordan is appearing in the Stars@Last Variety Show at Rotherham Civic Theatre on Sunday September 22, in aid of Dinnington-based charity Safe@Last, which helps teenage runaways.

He said of The Voice: “It’s the best experience I’ve had. If you take it for what it is then you have a great time. If you take it too seriously, it’s a TV show at the end of the day.

“The support from my coach will.i.am has been incredible.

“He was hilarious and a good laugh too.

“He was the one I always wanted to pick. People think if you’re Welsh you’ll want to be with Tom Jones but that wasn’t the case.”

The show has certainly opened a lot of doors for the 22-year-old but he was already making a career as a singer and actor, appearing in musical theatre and on TV and film.

He said: “It means that when you’re a familiar face you’ve got the talent to back it up. It isn’t undeserving when I get a job because I can do it.”

Those jobs include playing the lead role in Peter Pan in Blackpool this Christmas.

Jordan is happy to make time to do the Stars@Last show. He is a friend of the family of Safe@Last trustee Christine Ayres, who is organising the show.

He is aiming to help raise its profile nationally.

Jordan said: “I think it’s an issue that a lot of people can feel they want to support, even if their children haven’t left home.

“Luckily my own family was very happy but I do know a number of people who have been affected.”

Appearing alongside Jordan are more than 100 performers, including singer-songwriter Lauren Housley, Rotherham R&B, rap and Indie performer Jay Mya, and singer Jessica Hobson, who stars as Nancy in a SAFE@LAST production of Oliver!

Young entertainers from Rotherham dance and theatre groups, including Gillian Banks, Janet Mitchell and Rotherham Teachers’ Student Academy members will perform extracts from Miss Saigon, Oliver, Into The Woods and Jesus Christ Superstar .

Hosting the proceedings is Wayne Biggin.

Christine Ayres said: “STARS@LAST is crammed full of top-class entertainment -- from circus skills to live singers and bands, there’s something for everyone.

“It’s wonderful that every act is giving their time and talents freely to raise much-needed funds for SAFE@LAST.

“The charity’s work is vital in the fight to keep vulnerable young people safe from the dangers of running away.”

Tickets are £10 from the Rotherham Theatres Box Office. Call 01709 823621 or 01709 823640 or go to www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres