The Voice is a singing competition unlike any other. Each continuing week, a contestant is voted off leaving one finalist on each mentor’s team.
On June 28 was the finale show which featured great performances from Pitbull and Ne-yo performing their smash hit “Give Me Everything” and Brad Paisley. But what really stole the show were the performances from the contestants and their mentors.
Beverly McClellan, the charismatic rocker, sang her original song “Lovesick” and performed “Beautiful” with mentor Christina Aguilera. Vicci Martinez, the petite rocker with the powerful voice, sang her original song “Afraid to Sleep” and performed “Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar with mentor Cee-Lo Green which was the best performance of the night hands down. Dia Frampton, the multi-talented shy girl with the soulful voice sang her original song “Inventing Shadows” and performed “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty with mentor Blake Shelton taking a Blues Brothers approach donning matching suits and Ray Bans. Javier Colon, the family man with the velvety voice sang his original song “Stitch by Stitch” and performed “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson with Adam Levine.
On June 29 for the results show, the contestants performed once again but with their musical inspirations. Beverly McClellan sang “Good Life” with Ryan Tedder from One Republic; Vicci Martinez sang “Drops of Jupiter” with Pat Monahan from Train; Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert sang “The House That Built Me”; and Javier Colon sang “Landslide” with no one other than the legendary Stevie Nicks.
Toward the end of the show, the final four contestants gathered one last time together on-stage in time for the announcement of who will be crowned The Voice. After eliminating Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez, Carson Daly announces that the two remaining contestants Dia Frampton and Javier Colon were only 2% apart in the total number of votes. He also mentioned that after their performances from the finale show, Javier Colon’s tune “Stitch by Stitch” rose to #2 on iTunes, while Dia Frampton stayed at #1. Carson Daly then announced that the winner for the first season of The Voice is…JAVIER COLON! In addition to the $100,000 prize, he is also guaranteed a recording contract.