Jordyn Woods is venturing into music.
The former best friend of Kylie Jenner showed the world her musical talents as the Kangaroo on “The Masked Singer.” After being eliminated from Fox’s reality singing competition last week, Woods reveals that she is planning to pursue her “passion project” and release an album.
“I have not been able to get to the studio. But as soon as everything clears up and we can leave again and I can get to the studio, that is as soon as you guys will get [an album],” she told “ET.” “Hopefully before the end of 2020. And I’m talking, like, as soon as possible.”
The 22-year-old star won over fans as the Kangaroo on “The Masked Singer.” “I definitely don’t think people thought I could sing, but everyone has their opinion. Sometimes people [are] like, ‘What is her talent?'” she told PEOPLE. “You can be an influencer, I’ve filmed movies and I have my own businesses, but people are still like, ‘Okay, so what’s your talent?’ As if entrepreneurship isn’t enough. I wanted to show people a different side of me that even I didn’t know existed before doing the show.”
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I honestly don’t know where to begin. My opening performance night was right after the Super Bowl. I was so nervous and I only had childhood fantasy’s of being on the big stage performing. I worked long days and nights on this project and had to do it in silence. It was the experience of a lifetime and I couldn’t be more thankful. The kangaroo mask may be off for good but this is just the start of something so exciting. Thank you @maskedsingerfox @tcvocs … stay tuned for what’s to come #themaskedsinger #kangaroomask
Woods made it to the top eight before being eliminated. “I wish I made it to the finale. I probably would have done a few more upbeat songs or something that I could add a little more choreography to,” she said. “I think that my next song was going to be ‘All the Stars’ by SZA and Kendrick Lamar. I would’ve loved to do that ’cause I was gonna rap a little bit.”
Once the quarantine is over, she plans to hit the studio and release music independently. “I’m going to most likely start my own label and be signed under myself rather than going to a label,” she said.
She credits her longtime friend Jaden Smith for keeping her motivated. “Jaden’s been one of my biggest motivators from the beginning,” she said of the “Icon” rapper. “Last year, when I was just in the house, I started writing and teaching myself how to play the piano and he’s one of the first people that was like, ‘Jordyn, where’s the album?’ And this was before I even went on the show or anything.”