ABOUT JORDAN SEGUNDO
A positive light in the darkest of times
FROM THE BEGINNING
Jordan's passion for performing began at a very young age; competing in numerous talent competitions, participating in Musical Theater, and performing at various functions and events. It was in those early years of performing that Jordan realized his dreams of becoming a professional entertainer, and learned the value of hard-work and dedication..
In 2003, as a High School senior, Jordan achieved national recognition in the popular television show, “American Idol”. Seventy-five thousand singers from across the nation auditioned, and Jordan was selected as a Top 32 semi-finalist in Season Two. Earning him the recognition as the first singer from Hawaii and first Asian-American to be featured on the show.
Jordan’s popularity skyrocketed since his appearance on, "American Idol." He has performed in various events and concerts in Hawaii and around the nation. In 2005, Jordan released his first full-length CD featuring ten songs in a variety of styles. His other musical recordings include two songs for a Christmas Compilation for a Philippines' Children’s Orphanage, and on legendary producer, Tom Moffatt's "Legacy 2 Compilation CD".
In 2006, Jordan was invited to play the leading role of, “Lun Tha”, in The Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of “The King and I”, with Richard Chamberlain in the role of The King.
This multi-talented performer has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines and publications. He has been interviewed on international television shows like, “Balitang America” and “Probe Team”, and national shows like “Stir T.V.”. Local shows include “Emme’s Island Moments”, “American Idol” specials, “Dining Out with Chai”, “Living Local with the Baraquios” and more.
Jordan's talents also include voice-over work. In 2010, he provided the lead voice-over for a puppet character in the musical short film, “The Green Tie Affair”. The film premiered at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival. Jordan also narrated the children’s audio book, “Penelope & Patches, Adventures on the High Sea”, which is available for download on Amazon and iTunes..
In 2012, Jordan was invited to perform nightly with Philippine Superstar, Lani Misalucha, as her Special Guest performer in the “Lani Misalucha Show”, at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom in Waikiki. Jordan was also one of four performers to headline, “Return to Paradise”, a nightly variety show in Waikiki. The following year, Jordan was the only featured singer in, "Aloha Live", a nightly cirque-type dinner show in Waikiki.