Jordan, who has made it to Judges' Houses with Mel B, grew up on an estate in London and says he witnessed both knife and gun crime taking place around him.
Recalling his childhood, he said: "There were a lot of influences and I was surrounded by a lot of negative activity. And I saw a lot of craziness. Knife crime, gun crime...
"A lot of the boys around [my estate] got tired of seeing their mum not being able to pay the bills and struggling, so they turned to crime.
"It's not a great place to be, but their intentions were to help their families and their only way was to turn to the streets. I think I was blessed to have a great upbringing in my house."
Jordan, 20, faces tough competition from the Boys' category - Andrea Faustini, Jake Quickenden, Paul Akister, Danny Dearden and Jack Walton - but he is determined to make it all the way.
Along with rap music, Jordan also aspires to be like Justin Timberlake.
Ahead of this weekend's Judges' Houses, he said: "I'm really ready for the pressures and responsibility."