Javier Colon was named the inaugural winner of “The Voice” Wednesday night to cap the hit reality show’s first season finale.
He narrowly defeated indie-folk singer-songwriter Dia Frampton, representing Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton’s team. The other two finalists were gritty rocker Beverly McClellan, representing Christina Aguilera’s team; and fiery soul singer Vicci Martinez, representing Cee Lo Green’s team.
Before the winner was announced, though, the hourlong finale featured the finalists performing duets with music superstars.
Grammy-winning country star and Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, who happens to be married to Shelton, partnered with Dia for an emotional rendition of Lambert’s Grammy-winning smash “The House That Built Me.”
Tulsa native and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder was paired with Beverly for a rendition of his band’s “Good Life” that emphasized the contrast in the the singers’ voices and styles.
Train lead singer Pat Monahan and Martinez collaborated on a fresh version of the band’s hit “Drops of Jupiter.”
And Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks teamed with Colon to croon the Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide.”
I had the chance to talk with Colon today via conference call, and he spoke enthusiastically about his experience singing with Nicks, what winning “The Voice” means to his family and what he thought of his time spent with Blake and Miranda. Look for my feature on Javier next week.
Also, check out my new interview with Miranda on Friday. Mrs. Shelton will join Merle Haggard and Stoney LaRue in an Independence Day weekend show Saturday at Fort Sill.