He subsequently auditioned for American Idol in 2008 and X-Factor in 2011. Ironically, Fernandez says he really had not thought about himself as a professional singer until he challenged himself to audition for the globally recognized reality talent shows. Not bad for a young man whose first music competition was on the popular Latin show MINUTO DE FAMA. Fernandez, who grew up in a home full of Latin music thanks to his parents who are of Cuban and Dominican heritage, gave himself over to music while attending John A. Ferguson Senior High School, in South Miami, FL. It was a difficult decision for him, because embracing music meant releasing his first love – soccer.
With the experience of auditioning for three major performance driven reality shows under his belt; his musical fire effectively lit and a voice and style that was grabbing attention, Fernandez set his sight on his next feat – recording his first full project. The still-to-be-
Fernandez, a graduate of Florida International University, smiles when he talks about the impact he wants his music to have on fans, “I want them to hear all of Jordan in my voice. I want them to hear me sing and want me to stay in that moment with them. I want what they hear to talk to me.”
Assuring his success in allowing his music to stay in the moment with fans, Fernandez has teamed up DJ Blackout and Anita Wilson, A Team Studios. DJ Blackout is a Grammy-nominated record producer, engineer and composer. Blackout signed to Nicki Minaj's recording company, has already worked on projects with JA Rule and Mims. Wilson, a respected and widely-recognized in Artist Management and Development is also a highly-sought after vocal coach to the stars. Wilson is no stranger to what it takes to have a successful career in the music industry having performed and toured with Jon Secada, Gloria Estafan, Bobby Womack and gospel artist Fred Hammond – just to name a few.
This unbelievable melding of creative energy is in the studio now fine-tuning the first single, a romantic ballad, BRING ME HOME, written and produced by Puerto Rican/American Singer/Songwriter and Producer Elijah King. BRING ME HOME captures the essence of relationships weakening under the strain of arguments and life. Fernandez adds, “This song is really a heartfelt testimony of a conflicted and heartbroken man.”
The team is still keeping some things under wraps about the project; yet they promise Fernandez’s vocals dancing with lyrics true to his love for music that touches the heart and makes one’s body move will be worth the wait. Keeping tabs on Fernandez, and the summer release, is easy. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter, @jordancf7; and ReverbNation and YouTube as Jordan Fernandez; as well as on his website: www.jordanfernandez.com.