Wednesday, June 29, 2011
THE VOICE FINALE!!! AND THE WINNER IS...
The Voice finale was last night and I didn't know what to expect. With the show finally coming to a close, I have to say this singing competition was very different to others we have become accustomed to.
Performing live was Pitbull and Ne-Yo singing their dance hit "Give Me Everything" as well as country superstar Brad Paisley. But the performances that stole the show were from the four remaining contestants and their mentors.
Beverly McClellan is the bold rocker with a strong voice and crazy charisma. She debut her original song "Lovesick" and sang "Beautiful" with Christina Aguilera. I love Beverly's confidence on-stage, but I feel for the duet, Christina should've picked something more upbeat to showcase her voice and her stage persona that we all are rooting for.
Vicci Martinez is the petite rocker girl with the booming voice that commands presence. She sang her original song "Afraid to Sleep" and performed "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar with mentor Cee-Lo Green. Their performance was very memorable and theatrical taking inspiration from the song's video. Best duet performance of the night!
AFRAID TO SLEEP:
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD:
Javier Colon is the family man with the smooth, velvety voice that croons America with his sweet and romantic song choices. His original song was called "Stitch by Stitch" and he performed "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson with mentor Adam Levine. No one can deny his perfect voice that suits every song well and makes it his own.
STITCH BY STITCH:
MAN IN THE MIRROR:
Dia Frampton is the shy, multi-talented soulful artist who amazes you when you hear her voice. She debut her original song "Inventing Shadows" and performed "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty with mentor Blake Shelton. The duet was cute because it took a Blues Brothers theme with matching suits and Ray Bans. Throughout the season, she was the definite frontrunner with all her songs and performances ranking to #1 on iTunes.
I WON'T BACK DOWN:
TODAY for the results show, the contestants took to the stage again but with their musical inspirations. Beverly McClellan and Ryan Tedder from One Republic sang "Good Life"; Vicci Martinez and Pat Monahan from Train sang "Drops of Jupiter"; Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert sang "The House That Built Me"; and Javier Colon sang "Landslide" with the icon Stevie Nicks.
When the four remaining contestants took the stage together one last time for the final results, the two left standing were Javier Colon and Dia Frampton. From their original songs performed on the finale, Javier Colon's song "Stitch by Stitch" reached #2 on iTunes and Dia Frampton's original song "Inventing Shadows" landed the #1 spot on iTunes. Carson Daly then announced JAVIER COLON as the winner of The Voice awarding him #100,000 and a recording contract.
Though it was expected that Dia Frampton and Javier Colon would be the last ones standing, I seriously thought that Dia would win because every week her performances reached #1 on iTunes. Not to mention Javier Colon won by a mere 2% over fellow contestant Dia Frampton!!! SSO0O0 CLOSE!!! But it's great to see the family guy win. I'm sure all the other contestants will have no problem launching their musical careers after this show.
You Just Do You, Imma Do Me