‘The Voice’ Finale Recap: Final Four Duet With Stars, Javier Colon Wins
Javier Colon beat Dia Frampton by a narrow margin of two percent to be named the first winner of ‘The Voice!’ He’s this show’s Kelly Clarkson, and if her career is any indication of what lies ahead, Colon has a blindingly bright future.
Here’s a rundown of what happened in the incredibly overstuffed hour-long finale of Season 1:
Jay Leno met the finalists. There were those useless moments in the “Social Media Room” that we think existed solely to create drama and tension (and mild annoyance) while we awaited the announcement of the winner. Christina Aguilera called her fellow coaches “the big brothers I never had” and offered much respect and love to them for embarking on this journey together. Carson Daly reminded us that auditions for Season 2 are right around the corner.
Vicci Martinez and Train‘s Pat Monahan engaged in a duet of ‘Drops of Jupiter,’ one of Train’s early hits. Why not ‘Hey, Soul Sister,’ you ask? So did we. Cee Lo Green addressed Martinez for the final time on the stage, telling her they will forever be bonded and never be severed by the American voting public. Let’s hope she forgives him for making her wear that urban cave woman outfit last night. We kid, we kid.
Javier Colon and Stevie Nicks sang ‘Landslide’ in quite possibly one of the best talent reality show duets we’ve ever witnessed. Their voices were like two angels cooing. That might sound a little melodramatic or maybe too precious of an assessment, but we were beyond moved by what they managed to do together. Adam Levine was fighting back tears. The emotion was that raw.
Beverly McClellan and OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder (who is a major songwriter) demonstrated harmonic chemistry by performing OneRepublic’s ‘Good Life.’ Tedder sounded a little winded, but that’s Bev for you. She’s a force of nature who can knock the wind out of you. She may be the oldest person in the competition but she is the youngest at heart. She’s not going to be out of sight, out of mind moving forward.
Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert are two important women in Blake Shelton‘s life, and they sang the soft, stunning song ‘The House That Built Me,’ which is a big hit from Lambert’s catalogue. Frampton can transform hip-hop and country with ease, so there’s no telling what she can do. She’s a talent, and with Shelton and Lambert on her side, she’s not going to stop here.
Congratulations to Javier Colon on the big win, and the same to Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez for going the distance.