Jordin was born on December 22, 1989. Her father plays for the NFL. Growing up, Jordin was already recognized for her talent. She joined junior competitions, such as "Star Search", and many more. On 2003, she made a five track album. Currently, she is about to make another album.
On 2006, Jordin auditioned for "American Idol," the judges loved her. She made it on to the top 24 round of "American Idol." On March 8, 2007, she made it on the top 12 of "American Idol." She won the competition on May 23, 2007 against runner-up, Blake Lewis.