Feed Your Justin Timberlake Frenzy With Scott Jordan In Legends In Concert At Bally’s Atlantic City

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Did you miss Justin Timberlake when he recently came to a city near you? Or did you actually see the show and you’re now stuck with an awful case of PCD (post concert depression)? It happens. But, don’t be sad! Bally’s Atlantic City has the perfect solution for you because you can catch Justin Timberlake here almost every night in Legends In Concert!

That’s right, take a look.

 

So it’s not actually THE Justin Timberlake, but he does a heck of a job impersonating him. His name is Scott Jordan and he’s a real down to earth, cool dude. Probably even cooler than that Timberlake character. 😉 Learn more about him, below.

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TAC: How did you first start impersonating Justin Timberlake?

Scott Jordan: I first started doing Justin Timberlake out in Europe and in Vegas while I was on tour with Chippendales. I was doing a Justin Timberlake song shortly after he had gone solo and someone who was associated with Legends had come into the show one night and told me to audition. It took a couple years from the time I auditioned until the time they hired me because I had some stuff going on with my voice that required surgery and they had to find the right venue at the right time to bring me out. That was back in 2008 and here I am five years later still doing it! It’s a lot of fun.

TAC: What was the process of getting Justin’s vocals down like?

Scott Jordan: The process to get Justin’s vocals down is really not much at all. My natural voice is very close to his and thats mostly how I sing when I’m out on stage. Sometimes when I do the ‘NSYNC songs I get a little more nasally to try to capture the 16-17 year-old Justin Timberlake with a higher voice, but other than that, my voice is the natural part. It’s the mannerisms and the dancing where I have to watch video tapes and YouTube clips and things along that line.

TAC: What do you like most about performing in Legends In Concert?

Scott Jordan: What I like the most about this show is that it’s four to six mini concerts in one, depending on the venue, so I’m out on stage for 18 minutes, then Liza Minnelli comes out, then Michael Jackson comes out, and then The Blues Brothers or Elvis will come out and do their show, so it’s great for me as a music fan because I leave the stage and then somebody else is there to take over. I come back to my dressing room and I can hear Liza doing her thing and Michael doing his thing. As a music fan it’s kind of surreal that you are on stage with such talented people and can come in and piece a concert together for everybody. Legends is a collection of the best tribute artists in the industry.

TAC: Do you have any favorite memories of performing in Atlantic City so far?

Scott Jordan: My first show was here in Atlantic City. I worked with some great people who were able to take me under their wing and show me what I needed to do and what I needed to work on. I love this place. Its closer to where I grew up in Maryland than most other venues I perform at. I spend a lot of my free time here getting tattooed. Here in Atlantic City I go see No-el at Lucky Lou’s on the boardwalk. Best artist in town. As far as this run goes, it’s been great. It’s the longest I’ve been here and the crowds have been more receptive to my act now that I’m on stage longer talking to them and now that Justin is back in the musical limelight. This has been by far my favorite and best run in Atlantic City.

TAC: You’ve met Justin Timberlake before. What is your relationship with him? What has his reaction been to you?

Scott Jordan: I first met him when N SYNC had just come out in the states and we were both in Orlando, but the only time I’ve ever been around him since I started doing this, he was very receptive to it and said some really nice words. He was only able to spare a few minutes and talk. Other than that I’m like everybody else. I’ll send him a tweet every now and then to let him know that I appreciate everything.

TAC: How is Scott Jordan different from Justin Timberlake?

Scott Jordan: It’s getting to the point where it’s hard to tell because I’ve spent so long doing Justin Timberlake! I think we are very similar in that we’re both goofballs, we both like to watch sports and we both like tequila! As far as me, I guess I’m more of a nerd. Being in the public eye, he has to have a more sophisticated demeanor about him. I have a Marvel Avengers wallet that I pull out at fancy dinners. I’m just a nerd and a geek. And I have a lot of tattoos, Justin only has a couple. We do have very similar personalities and the same sense of humor.

TAC: What is one of your first memories in music?

Scott Jordan: I didn’t think I could sing for the life of me, I was always an actor. I’ve been doing plays since I was four years old. The first thing I ever did was called A Day At The Circus. When I was a freshman in high school, I went to audition for the school musical because if you wanted to act, that was it. I remember the director gave me the script and I read it, and then he asked if I could sing. I told him I didn’t think so and he set up a tape recorder and played it and told me to sing one line and then another line, and I ended up getting the lead. It was called Lucky Dollar Private Eye. After that I started going to chorus and the vocal ensemble, and taking private lessons, and it kind of took off from there. My parents and my sister were always very supportive, and if it weren’t for them I would not be in this position right now. So every honor I receive and every goal i achieve, I share with them. Growing up outside of Baltimore in Glen Burnie, Maryland there were opportunities, but once I reached my senior year of high school, there weren’t a whole lot of things left that I could do. That’s why I made the decision to move to Orlando where I could go to school and work at Disney and Universal and start this crazy ride.

TAC: What do you do when you’re not performing in Legends In Concert?

Scott Jordan: I’m usually performing in Chippendales when I’m not in Legends and if I’m not doing either one of those, I’m usually home in Florida spending time with my niece and my family.

TAC: What’s that ultimate goal you are striving for in your career?

Scott Jordan: When I was in Myrtle Beach, with the help of a few partners and Chris Beattie from Legends, I formed a talent agency. Its called the S.JordanGray Agency. I spent a little while in Vegas working for a big talent agency there as a booking agent to learn that side of the business, so we just formed an agency. We specialize in booking kids and formed a mini celebrity tribute show. I’ll be in Myrtle Beach next year for a while so it’s my goal to really get that going and then ultimately, I just want to keep performing and getting paid to do it. I want to live somewhere on the beach, own a beach bar and a couple Red Box machines and sing in a ‘80s and 90’s cover band. That would be fantastic.

TAC: Do you write your own music?

Scott Jordan: I used to and now I’m at the point where I’m starting to write again. I’m going to meet with a couple people in Vegas about recording some new material. Most of what I’ve written was in a time when I was doing country music because I got tired of people telling me that I sounded like too much like Justin Timberlake to sing pop, so I went to country and started singing some of that. Now I would say that the lyrics are more based on experiences in my life whether it be romances or touring the world. A lot of music these days is more dance-oriented. I want to stick with more of a rock feel, but everyone has a DJ behind them now and I have to adhere to that. I don’t know if that original music will ever do anything, but it’s a passion of mine so I’m going to try to get something out of it.

I also am writing some books; one about my time with the Chippendales and another based on my life but a science fiction take on it, so I also have that going on.

TAC: You mentioned on twitter that you will soon also be bringing Ricky Nelson to the Legends Stage. Tell us about that.

Scott Jordan: When I was a kid, my grandfather would pick me up from school because my parents worked late and he would take me to their house and we would always listen to Oldies. I wasn’t a fan at the time, but the more and more I listened, I started really digging Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and some of those older singers. I remember the first time I ever heard “Travelin’ Man” on the radio and I loved it. We would wait for episodes of Ozzie and Harriet to come on and I just fell in love with the music. He became one of my favorite singers from that era. Doing Justin Timberlake is great, but it’s a niche act in that there are certain venues where I can’t do it and certain times of the year when I can’t do it. I wanted to put together an act where I can work for Legends all year round because I really do love doing the show and working for them. I figured who better to portray than Ricky Nelson who I think is a true legend. I studied a lot, completely shaved, put a wig on, put a lot of makeup on and I auditioned. They didn’t go for it at first, but with the help and support of our Regional General Manager in Myrtle Beach, we were able to convince them to give it a shot. In February, I will get to debut the Ricky Nelson character on stage and I’m looking forward to it.

Seems like this story is definitely to be continued, folks! In the meantime, let Scott Jordan fill that Justin Timberlake void in your life at Legends In Concert at Bally’s.  Legends In Concert is running now until December 31st and you can get your Justin Timberlake fix through November 24th and from December 19th through 31st. Click here for tickets & check our special offers page for some ticket offer deals!

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A music junkie and pop culture nerd, Jackie has been storytelling and producing exclusive content through various forms of media since she was a teenager running online fan clubs on Yahoo Groups. Remember those? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ithaca College took her to the City of Angels where she scored bylines in The Hollywood Reporter and dabbled in music PR. An East Coast girl at heart, she circled back to her home state of New Jersey where she penned Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Blog and hasn’t looked back since.

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