The season 1 finale of “The voice”, which airs on NBC, is won by Javier Colon. The singer is going home with 100,000 dollars in his pocket after a hard competition against other three brilliant performers. In addition, he gets a recording contract.
Colon wasn’t expecting to win and he was really amazed by the triumph on Wednesday. “Wow, thank you” the performer said while confetti were pouring from up above down on him. “The three women behind me are absolutely awesome and it was a pleasure to be here with them.” He said referring to the other contestants: Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez and Beverly McClellan.
Each of the contestants in the grand finale had a singing coach whom he trained with during various parts of the competition. Colon’s coach was Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine who, on the last appearance before the finale said about Colon “this guy’s voice is out of control.” Well, he must have been right since his protégée is carrying the load. Colon performed one of the songs in a duet with singer Stevie Nicks.
The other contestants had celebrity coaches and duets as well. Dia Frampton, who was the youngest of the four, is from St. George, Utah. She has trained with Blake Shelton and sang in a duet with Shelton’s wife, country singer Miranda Lambert. Dia, 23, got second place, with only 2% separating her from the No.1 spot.
Vicci Martinez was trained by rapper – producer Cee Lo Green and shared the stage with Pat Monaham. Martinez is 26 years old and comes from Tacoma, Washington.
The oldest competitor, rocker Beverly McClellan, 41, had a duet with singer – songwriter Ryan Tedder and was coached by Christina Aguillera. She comes from Virginia and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
All the four contestants will start a tour in July which will include six cities. They will be joined by other contestants: Frenchie Davis, Nakia, Xenia and Casey Weston.
“The Voice” has proven to be a great audience bomb for NBC. The selection for the new season has already begun and more details are available on NBC’s website.