Destination Jam: Listen to 5 rare solo vocal performances by Kevin Jonas as he turns 33
You'll know him as one-third of the globally famous Jonas Brothers, but if you've never heard Kevin Jonas helm the lead vocals on a song before, you'll want to check out our Destination Jam playlist for the day. It is a rare occurrence to hear Kevin sing solo, but when he does, it's a mystery we've not seen more of it. Kevin Jonas turns 33 on November 5, 2020, and to honor the singer-songwriter on his birthday, we want to showcase five of his best solo singing performances. Check out our list below:
If you're a Jonas Brothers fan, this clip is probably the best to apply the popular expression "wait for it." But if you're too pumped to hear Kevin sing and can't wait, go to the timecode 2:05 in this three-minute clip. In the band's live performance of their song 'Turn Right', the crowd can be heard singing along and screaming in excitement to the concert, but it isn't until Kevin steps in that screams turn into near static screeching. An epic performance by Kevin.
Watch Kevin Jonas perform and sing solo vocals in 'Turn Right' here
A super short solo vocal appearance by Kevin on this one, but sweet nonetheless. During a live performance at the Manila 2012 concert, the uptempo 'First Time' dips into a break and Kevin delivers only a handful of bars, much to the excitement of fans.
Watch Kevin sing in the live performance of 'First Time' here
'Somebody Like You'
In the 20-second clip linked below, Kevin showcases his vocal gymnastics with a more country-charged sound. The song is a cover of Keith Urban's 'Somebody Like You'
Listen to Kevin Jonas sing in 'Somebody Like You' here.
'I Left My Heart in Scandinavia'
In his performance of 'I Left My Heart in Scandanavia', Kevin Jonas features from the song's start to end. The Jonas Brothers' track features on their exclusive Disney series 'Jonas' in episode 19 of Season 1. In his performance, Kevin carries a Sinatra charm combined with modern swag and his vocals get better with every second, sounding like a mix of both Nick and Joe Jonas.
Listen to 'I Left My Heart in Scandinavia' here.
We've left the last track on our list as a mystery begging to be solved. So, let's see if true fans can crack it. Rumors have been whisked around online several times if Kevin sang solo in the song 'Hesitate' (on the Jonas Brothers' latest album 'Happiness Begins'), particularly in the bridge. It has been a subject of debate among fans since its release, and we're convinced it is him. Head to timecode 2:20 on the below video and let us know what you think in the comments section.
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