Javier Colon the last artist standing on 'The Voice'
June 30th, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Javier Colon the last artist standing on 'The Voice'

Well, well, well - it looks like good things do come to those who wait! Just ask "The Voice" season one winner Javier Colon. He was voted winner of the competition last night on the season finale after years of unsuccessful record deals.

Right after his win he told CNN: "I was expecting that Carson would call Dia's [Frampton] name and I was just prepared to hug her and tell her that I loved her. But then he called my name and I was just not expecting it."

Part of the reason why Javier was not expecting to hear his name was because he had experienced a long list of disappointments, so he says he learned to never expect success. "Going into this show I learned to keep my expectations low and to not really have expectations at all," he said.

But all of that is history now! Javier has newfound fame, with teen star Justin Bieber being one of his many fans. Javier says he and Bieber have communicated via Twitter and the 17-year-old has shown his support on his Facebook page.

Of course, last night's show was the one-hour results show, and before we learned Javier was the winner we were treated to a few duets by the remaining four artists and some music veterans.

Vicci Martinez belted out "Drops of Jupiter" alongside Pat Monahan from Train. The song is about the death of Monahan's mother. It was perfect for Vicci since her father passed away a few years ago. After seeing both of them on stage really blending their voices well together and then hugging at the end I can't even listen to "Drops of Jupiter" anymore without hearing Vicci's voice.

Beverly McClellan rocked to "Good Life" with Ryan Tedder of One Republic. They both really showed raw emotion during the song. It was really nice to see two very different vocal styles on stage.

Dia Frampton did her duet with her mentor Blake Shelton's wife, Miranda Lambert. The two sang "The House that Built Me." It was such a soft and soothing song. And both harmonized very well together. And at times during their song both Miranda and Dia sounded like country legend Dolly Parton.

Javier sang his duet with rock icon Stevie Nicks. Together they did her signature song "Landslide." It was by far the best duet of the night. And I'm sure that performance caused millions of people to visit the show's website to watch it again and again.

After each performance each coach took a few moments to congratulate their artists on all of their hard work and to express their love for them. Cee Lo told Vicci, "I love you I love you so sincerely and umm and I'm so grateful for you and this opportunity...we will forever be bonded because of this experience...and I'll be there for you. You are a winner!"

Christina thanked Beverly but then turned to her fellow coaches and told the three men: "You know we really held each other's hands through this and I just want to thank you guys because you guys have felt like the big brothers I never had...I'm big fans of all you. I have much love and much respect." Awww.

But tears filled Blake's eyes as he talked to Dia about how she had grown throughout the season and how much he loved her. "You are family to me now...I love you and I'm so proud of you," he told her.

After those performances everyone couldn't wait to hear who the winner was. But before that, Carson said a couple of words while standing next to the four remaining artists. He told the audience that the voting was really close and that two of the artists were only two percentage points apart! Only two - can you believe that?

So Carson said he would reveal the two remaining artists first. Immediately Beverly and Vicci were dropped from the finalists list. That left Dia and Javier. Once Javier's name was announced the room went wild with confetti falling and fireworks erupting! It was truly a grand moment that felt right.

I couldn't imagine anyone else winning out of the four and apparently America agreed. He was long overdue. Finally Javier is the hottest commodity in Hollywood right now. Ryan Tedder, Cee Lo and Adam Levine all want to make music with him. Says iReporter Kathi Cordsen, "Javier stole my and clearly the American voters' hearts with his sweet voice and his humble ways."

An hour after the show was over I asked Javier if he felt his past was preparing him for this moment. Javier said: "Everything happens for a reason...and since the show came along everything has changed [for me]."

It certainly has, Javier.


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  7. kdcarr

    I watched every show. I was disappointed that Casey Weston didn't make it to the final 4. She was great. I was pulling for Dia all the way simply because she is so unique. People like Javier ( who was also great), Vicki, and Beverly were styles and voices of singers I have heard before over the years. Dia, Casey and Xania all had unique and wonderful voices. The one thing I must say is the talent displayed on The Voice was far better than American Idol. Also Blake Shelton won me over with his sincere love and appreciation for his group... and I am not a Country fan. Never heard Blake sing before The Voice. I for one will be looking to hear from Dia,Xania and Casey over the years. Javier will be a flash in the pan however good he is and he is good.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Janina Mai

    Javier didnt do much REAL singing in my opinion. It was way too much harmonizing and not enough actual singing. There is a difference between a good singer and a powerful singer, lots of yellers out there and very few actually singing. A lot of good singers were set up to fail on this show by music that was inappropriately hacked up and unevenly distributed. You had good singers being given the short end of the stick with some of the lyrics they were supposed to sing in the battles. Javier has an annoying arrogance about him that I instantly didnt like from the start. Its also annoying to me to see someone "struggle with their dreams" yet choose to bring kids into this world and make them take a backseat to their obsession with what they think they deserve in life. How about GET A JOB AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY, and stop chasing dreams. Hopefully he gets something going musically but its doubtful, hes trying to be babyface and sorry but he doesnt measure up.

    June 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. charlie crack

    @MWing- Here,here! Great point!

    June 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. I am The Voice

    Dani: 1. Legions of "teens". 2. The Amer idol wasnt even compared to The Voice. 3. Be glad all you want. Nobody really cares. 4. Learn to read before letting diarreah out your mouth that makes no sense. Notice nobody is responding to you? Hint.

    June 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MWing

    Gimme a break Javier was boring, heard too many like him before. And he's had several shots at making it, recording contracts, etc. My question is why he didn't succeed before.

    June 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. nick2

    I am so sorry that Beverly did not win. To me she was the original in the contest who not only had an incredible voice, but more stage presence the the rest of them all put together.

    June 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Portalpunk

    These people are Communists! They should be banned from the USA and sent back to Russia before they overthrow our beloved country.

    June 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. david the deva

    Boo. i think dia should have won

    June 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. zenya

    Patience is a virtue & for the man to have won it had to have been in God's plan anyway. So now, which one of ya is gonna argue with that?

    June 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Themuddman

    The "Coaches" version of "Under Pressure" was GAWD AWFUL. Those are the Pro's eh? gakkkkkkk

    June 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Fergie

    Javier is the winner and that's it! Who don't like it, let them lump it! I admired him from day ONE; he is such a humble young man, honest and decent towards his wife and 2 children/family. I voted for him from 8:00 a.m. up until 10:00 a.m. – if he did not win I would have been very disappointed. Franchie was my other favorite, and it is so strange, when I wanted to vote for Franchie I could not get to, something was always wrong with her number. That Vickie is ok, but she did too much rain dancing on stage, kind of weird – and Beverley is great too! But Javier stole my heart – I saw right through his heart – he deserves it all!

    June 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. charlie crack

    Ok,ok (once again) OK! I think all the idiots that had hateful race comments get it.......latino....ok. But thats not even the point and thats where yall are missin it and dont see why we are such a hateful nation...be good to each other

    June 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. charlie crack

    And please man....adam levine sounds so watered down and commercial...he's a good nasal talker, wouldnt go as far to say talkin in a mic with backup is singing

    June 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  20. charlie crack

    All were rigged for tv and a major network (biebergate) right? All were trained right?? All will get contracts behind closed doors period!

    June 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  21. CK

    This show was really terrible. Fun at beginning, but went down hill. Liked seeing Adam Levine and Blake Shelton every week. Christina is just a mess – you would think with all that money she would hire a stylist help her...bleached out hair, tired. Drawn on eyebrows, tired. Big fake boobs, tired. Dressing like she is still a size zero, tired. Voice is great, but her runs are getting tired. Wonder who the judges will be next year.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. charlie crack

    Oh please...another AI will be on soon enough for yall to banter over. And I could careless about the beatles or your wikified stats

    June 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  23. David

    Javier is not Latino. He looks different and has a Haitian, Jamaican or African accent. He was probably adopted. I do like his personality.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • EmFan

      Javier Colon was born in Connecticut but he comes from a Dominican background, he's Caribbean which is also a Latino. Great job Javier.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Brandon

    Whats the voice?

    June 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lyn

    I think Javier did a really poor job, singing w/Stevie Nicks. should he have won NO, per the votes on itunes he didn't, Dia did.He'll be a 1 hit wonder again

    June 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. spellbee

    vicci is hot!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  27. djmc32

    Coming from the same town as javier,ill say this.the man has sang for schools,worked with kids to encourage them...how dare you people hate on someone who is just trying to be a good man? If your that dead inside,keep it to yourself.way to go man,stratford is proud of you!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mrs H

    Bev was my first choice. I love her soulful sound and her power. First time I heard her I was in the kitchen & my husband was in the den watching Voice. I heard this unbelievable sound and went running in to see who it was. Bev is a true professional who loves to perform. Her talent blows me away. I look forward to the day when she receives her Grammy.

    Dia was my last choice. Ok for a coffee house but recording contract???

    Vikki was great but yelled too much and has problems singing the softer notes.

    Javier...sure he can sing very well but he sounds like so many others. His voice while clear and excellent, just doesn't stand out to me.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. DJ

    It has been clear to me all season that Beverly should win The Voice. She has amazing talent and soul, and passion for music that oozes out of every pore of her body. Some artists are really more about the fame, but not Beverly. She should have won. For those who say that she shouldn't have won because she didn't even make it into the final two, I say that there is good reason for this. First, out of all four original songs, Javier was given the best song to sing in the final round. Yes, he is no doubt very talented, but if all four songs were performed by the same person, it would be clear that Javier got the better sounding and most marketable song of the evening, and this gave him a huge advantage.

    In all honesty, I think the producers wanted him to win. This seems obvious when noting that they eventually would pair him up with an icon of music like Stevie Nicks for his duet. And, his harmonizing with Stevie wasn't as good as the other contestants. I love Miranda Lambert but she is not an icon yet, and the other two guys from Train and One Republic are very far from being icons.

    Also, having a vote that only takes into account the viewers opinions is not the most accurate method, as it seems to have turned into a popularity contest as opposed to judging who had the best voice. The judges should have some input here. I bet if each judge would have been asked their opinion, that not all of them would have selected Javier as the winner. But now we'll never know.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • EmFan

      I personally liked Dia, Javier and Vicci in that order. You mentioned that Javier was given the best song and he was also paired with an icon but that didn't happened until last night when the voting had already been close, am I wrong? At least that's what I understood, so whether he had the best song or not shouldn't have influenced the number of votes he already had. I personally liked Dia and Blake, I thought Blake genuinely did a great job as a coach, he seemed sincere and he really helped Dia. Dia has a unique style. I wish them all well.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  30. charlie crack

    They were rigged for a show! All had been making demos/cd's/ music. Some performing in front of large crowds already. Some pros put on tv to make it interesting eh? Well the ones who were just starting with a hunger for music and no training impress me.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Mike Tivo

    Well thanks CNN.com for posting the winner on the main homepage, I was planning on watching the episode on my TiVo but you just had to steal the thunder :( ughh sometimes i hate the media

    June 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. bud

    If you do not choose the black person, those PC Police like Princess Elton John will try to brand you as racist.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  33. canaryyellow

    I wanted any of those four to win. They all are soo talented in their own right. These are real...true...artists. I'd buy all of their albums. I already have bought all the itunes song. I actually own Javier's first album that he put out back in 2004 ish and I love that album. I loved it years ago when I bought it and I still love it now. He has a very special voice and he has a lot of range, as far as what genre he can do. I wish him and others all the best. Their careers are beginning and it's going to be a fantastic ride.

    Same with Dia, I saw her in 2007 at Warped Tour and she has mega talent. These people are bringing real talent back to music.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. charlie crack

    Ok...stop the race comments. Latino,black,white,oompa loompa orange....doesnt matter...all were singers trying their best.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  35. The Expert

    Stop hating Javier 'cause he's latino. He is the best,why is so hard to accept that. Live go on!!!!!c'mon!!

    June 30, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  36. alecia

    Wovld someone please explain why singers and musicians are called 'artists'?

    June 30, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Grillco

      The best of them create music or stamp it with a style and touch all their own. Music is an aural art form. I'm confused by this question.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. GetAGrip

    I was fortunate enough to briefly know Javier years ago, when he was student teaching at my high school. He's a wonderful, humble and immensely talented man with a million-watt smile and personality to match. Javier, I wish you the very best–always knew you'd make it!

    June 30, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  38. Mike

    Disappointment.., had a fairly large bet in Vegas on Vicci Martinez.. Oh well.., no hard feelings, congrats Javier.. To all of the performers and judges or coaches, good luck in whatever you do in the future. Really like NBC's 'The Voice'.., can't wait until next season this fall. Hope all of the judges or coaches come back, your all great. Mike in Montana

    June 30, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  39. charlie crack

    He is #2 $ maker itunes....dia #1 $ maker itunes...record labels make better decisions than legions of teen followers...usher must have stake in univeral republic

    June 30, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  40. just sayin

    Dia had a record deal too - look up her albums under the name "Meg and Dia"

    June 30, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  41. charlie crack

    Not major labels...small labels that went nowhere. I mean come on...no worries, but, carson talked about the biebs votes while on stage with javier. If signs to major they will make sure that sideways music note hat goes....no joke

    June 30, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Grillco

      Sorry, but Capitol Records is a major label with a 69 year history. It started small like all the rest, but the had the Beatles for goodness sake...so very far from small or independent. I like Colon, but he basically failed and this show is giving hima second chance. I hope it works out for him, but I wish he'd stayed with the Derek Trucks Band...what that band did with him was otherworldly.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  42. buttman

    I hope everyone realizes that Javier used to be signed to major label and released 2 albums.. it's not really fair for him to even be on the show.

    June 30, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      The producers knew Javier, Frenchie and a few others were already professionals. It's not strictly an amature show. Blame the producers if you want someone to blame for Javier's win.

      June 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ThinkAgain

    I watched some of these shows and was immediately impressed by the emphasis on musicianship and truly "the voice" and not gimmicks. My respect for the judges (I only knew of Christina Aguilera) went up tremendously in listening to their critiques.

    I didn't vote because I didn't have time, but I would have voted for Javier Colon. He truly has a remarkable voice! I'm so glad he won!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  44. eve

    Maroon 5 likes to take it in the doookie chute.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  45. Bill B

    Interesting point. First congrats to both Javier and Dia.
    The voting came down to who had the fans that multiple voted, Javier won.
    But when you put your money where your mouth is and look at the iTunes download list Dia won.
    So which is a more accurate count of who sells better? And who is actually the fan favorite.
    If on all these shows the fan had to pay to vote, then the results wouldn't be so skewered.

    My other problem with the show is is it either a show for pros or amateurs? Should a 16 year old Xenia really have to compete against someone who has preformed hundreds of times and has had two record deals? A big turn off to me. I'd much rather see a true amateur or wedding singer. If you put out a major label record deal, you are professional, get a new manager.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Grillco

      But iTunes DLs are all flavor of the week. If they both release albums any where around the same time (the folks at the show will probably not have this happen as to maximize potential profits and success for each person), then you can draw conclusions. Until them iTunes isn't a real factor in anything, especially now that the show is over.

      June 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. charlie crack

    Dont pay attention to mean posters @really...im talking generally

    June 30, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  47. AD

    Each of these 4 finalists are going to branch out and get a contract. I've been a fan of Javier's music since 2005 the clarity and pitch of his voice can't be denied. He makes good music and now has the opportunity to work with people he never got to touch in the industry who appreciate his talent. Dia Frampton will become a star. Someone will pick up Beverly because of her energy alone. That girl Xenia will develop into something later on as well. Her voice is too unique not to.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  48. David

    I hardly did not watch the show because of the two awkward looking chicks, yes chicks. Dia was the normal one, and beautiful as well.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  49. charlie crack

    Oh and that music note stanky sweaty sideways hat has to go....but bieber fans like it....record comp universal republic will tell him to get rid of it. Its one thing to like music another to know it. Comprende? he can sing...just not like dia. Vicci even was straining, dude from train had to reel her in to slow down

    June 30, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Are you a music coach or voice coach? You sound like an expert on vocals – NOT!

      June 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. charlie crack

    That commercial maroon 5 cr@p is every band on the radio now....adam levine is played out and had to go to tv!

    June 30, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie

      I'll take the money Levine is making on TV in a heart beat. What's he supposed to do, sing in a band until he's 90? Sorry the person you wanted to win lost. But Javier won and I'm happy about it!

      June 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  51. charlie crack

    @really, @trent s- yeah I watched...did you have on mute or somethin? Bieber cheaters! Thats pitiful

    June 30, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  52. Jen

    I thought Dia was BETTER but I liked Javier too....Although he sings kind of whiney songs and too many ballads...and has that "Poor Me" face on all the time – Bleachhhh....I have to say tho, I was EXTREMELY happy that Beverly DID NOT win, I hated her whoooooo and gravel throat she threw into each song....Probably would be a great karaoke singer/drunk crowd pleaser, but that's it!

    June 30, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  53. Becky

    Congratulations America, Justin Bieber is now your God. He tweeted for everyone to vote for Javier Colon on “The Voice”, and you mindless zombies did what he said and voted in droves for Javier Colon.
    Even so Javier Colon won the total vote by just 2% over Dia Frampton. Even though Dia Frampton had the number 1 hit on iTunes, doubling Javier Colon iTunes sales.
    Just shows how biased Justin Bieber is. Obviously he did want anyone to vote for a woman, or vote for anyone who is gay or lesbian. Out of the four finalists three were women. Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez
    Congratulations America, Justin Beiber is now your God

    June 30, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Huh? Please present the evidence that Justin Bieber indicated that people should vote for Javier because he was (1) not a woman, and (2) not gay/lesbian. Otherwise perhaps you should just go away until you can participate in an intelligent discussion.

      What's with all the hate? You'd think that Javier Colon winning last night had a catastrophic personal impact on you.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie

      Sore loser! Congrats Javier!!

      June 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Ms. C.

    Congrats to Javier! Good things come to those who wait! and certainly this young man has done his fair share of waiting. Patience is a virtue!

    June 30, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Canine Humper

      Javier was mediocre at best. But Ms C you are correct. Javier has been waiting in line after line to be on the receiving side of the Glory Hole.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Agreed Ms. C. Loved Javier. Had him winning this from the beginning. I wish success for all of them.

      June 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Grillco

    I don't usually watch these shows and only saw Wednesdays show. But what caught me was my wife talking about Javier Colon...she asked, "Don't we know him?" While not personally, we did.. He was the lead singer in the Derek Trucks Band when we saw them in 2001. In 2003 and 2006 he released albums under the name Javier for Capitol Records. The guy is a professional musician and recording artist (he even has his own brand with the quarter note being the J and the C. I realize that the show and its producers must also know this AND that I didn't get the gist of the show from the one episode. But Javier is actually a better singer than the judges, seriously. I've seen him live, just a few feet in front of me. He's an amazing mimic of styles and voices as well.

    It's cool that he won, but he really should have, being a professional already.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Todd E.

      Grillco,
      Yeah, he is a professional, but this was not an open-auditions type show like American Idol. In the first episodes they were open about the fact that many of the contestants had been in the music biz already. Some, like Javier, been very active but success had just eluded them, while others like Xenia were complete unknowns.
      -Todd

      June 30, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Grillco

      I figured as much, but thanks for confirming.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alix

      Dia is a professional as well. She was on 3 Warp tours, her group Meg & Dia had the theme song for MLS. So she is not a newbie either. I think all of the finalist have had some professional experience.

      June 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Todd E.

    Javier has talent. I am not going to deny that, but what does he bring to the table that is new/refreshing? Nothing that Ne-Yo, Babyface, Gerald LeVert, Brian McKnight, etc. don't already provide. America needs a Beverly or a Vicci to shake things up.
    BTW, not to imply that there's any bias in the show, but Javier gets Stevie Nicks (a bonafide LEGEND and member of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame) for a duet and the others get, well, who they got? Yeah the others are talented, but call me when they've achieved what she has.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • DJ

      Totally agree with you, and I posted something similar. The producers wanted javier to win. He was good most of the time and very talented, but not better than Beverly. As I noted in my post, not only did Javier get Stevie Nicks, but I thought that his harmonizing with her was much worse than the other three contestants. Also, he was given the best original song of the night to compete on. The other three songs were poorly written...although even with this material Beverly rocked it hard. She should have won. Way to go Beverly!

      June 30, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onceagain

      Crack kills.....

      June 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Melissa

    I am so disgusted that he won. He sucked really bad in comparison to everyone else. I'm honestly starting to wonder if the majority of the American public are just nuts.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  58. Rockstar

    Was just glad that the lesbians didn't make the final 2; rooted for both Javier & dia:)

    June 30, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  59. adraine

    well brian black people are not as racist as white people.U people still lynch blacks in the south.dont let me get down on your ass about racism.bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Troll much?

      Honestly, are you 14? I'm thinking this is the case because you seem to be having difficulty constructing grammatically correct sentences, and your spelling could use some help. We have race issues in this country because people like you keep stirring the pot. Why the nastiness? Didn't your Mama raise you any better than that?

      June 30, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Little ole lady from Crapideena

      @ troll much. You make a very interesting point. My reply? Im doo dooing!!

      June 30, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  60. jayde

    I was shocked...I truly thought that Javier and Dia had good..but unremarkable voices. (but I'm not a professional singer) Vicci's voice and performances were the reason I kept tuning in.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Samantha

      I agree that Vicci should have won this. I found Javier to be mediocre at best while Vicci's voice was powerful throughout every performance. I found Dia to be extremely annoying and every song sounded like she was trying too hard. She also wasn't the whole package, and the "waif/wallflower" act gets old fast. I'm thoroughly disappointed in the results. We'll see who actually ends up with a career though. Sometimes being the winner isn't necessary and the exposure is all you need.

      June 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Paco

    What a cute couple. When is the wedding?

    June 30, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  62. jj

    does anyone else think this article was written by a 12 year old?? very mechanical sounding..

    June 30, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  63. Pearl Nelson

    I didn't care who won out of the two, but I leaned toward Dia because I wanted Blake to win - he was so sweet to his "girls." Dia's voice is better but lacks strength and Javier tends to scream/sing when a more simple approach would be more powerful. Blake will take care of Dia but it will be up to her to get that first #1 song post Voice. Javier, I'm afraid, will fade by next year. I enjoyed the entire season but the battle rounds should be re-thought.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • EmFan

      I completely agree, Blake was a great coach/mentor to Dia. He seemed genuinely caring and I think he did a great job with those girls. I never really listened to Blake's music before but after seeing him in the show I became a fan. Great job Dia and Blake and congrats to Javi.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  64. T

    why did CNN put a question caption on the front page that only shows a pic Javier, doesnt that defeat the purpose of a question

    June 30, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  65. francisco medina

    Eeeeeeeeesooooooo !!!!! UNA VAINA BIENNNNNNN !!!!!! QUE VIVA EL DOMINICANO JAVIER COLON !!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  66. Domo

    I was pulling for Dia a while back, but I think Javier is much better. The song she did with MIranda was all wrong for her voice, way too low, and I actually felt a little emabarrassed for her that she had to sing that song in the key that fit Miranda's voice. The whole nite was awesome, as were all the finalists. Congratulations, Javier!!!

    June 30, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  67. bryan d

    He cleary wasnt the most talented singer....another racially motivated selection.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Domo

      It figures some duschbag would make it about race....

      June 30, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • @ bryan d

      Oh, shut up already. It's people like you that are so backwards you are holding the rest of the country back.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Frost

      Let me ask a different question, "Why is it unsafe for a Black person to walk in the whitest parts of Boston, Richmond, Houston, but a White person can?"....You sound like a true idiot.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Yeahok426

      Umm.. Javier is not black! Before making ridiculous comments, the least you can do is get some facts buddy!

      June 30, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Grillco

      First off, it his ethnicity doesn't matter, but while he has Dominic and Puerto Rican heritage, that heritage goes further back to Africa. Not a big deal, but it's true in his case. Black is definitely part of the mix. And any notion of him not being the best singer shows lack of real musical knowledge or appreciation. You don't have to like his voice, but I assure his vocal and pitch/intonation control were tops. It was rough when dueted with Levine on Wednesday because Levine was dragging him down. And Levine is a good singer.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Poor Bryan. I guess it's not on the up and up since a white finalist didn't win. It ain't right if it ain't white, right? Poor thing. You're an igorant bigot.

      June 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  68. neat

    @humberto. thx baaaby. it is pooper thursday here on WKRZ radio. And we are gonna serve up platters of poop for your listening enjoyment!

    June 30, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  69. Alex56

    Dia is SO much more original than Javier. She is multi-talented and has a great style to her.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Booo

      Yea. So original she stole Kris Allen's version of "Heartless." Whatever...

      June 30, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      I've heard people say Dia stole Kris Allen's heartless song, but seems to me that Kris 'stole' the idea from The Fray being they redid the song in a similar style. I've heard Kris Allen's heartless song...and it doesn't compare to how Dia did it.

      June 30, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      So is Javier. He won. Get over it.

      June 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Humberto

    A guy named Colon. I can already hear the botards snickering and dreaming up poop comments.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  71. Brian

    I wouldn't have minded if Javier won, but consider the difference was by 2%, and Beiber's legions of fans were involved simply because he threw his support behind Javier rather than because they supported him (you know most did vote simply because he asked them to), I sort of doubt the fairness of the outcome.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Where's your proof that "legions of Beiber's fans voted...?" I had Javier the winner of this thing during his audition! Beiber's fans had nothing to do with Javier winning The Voice. Javier deserved the win; he was the best. All four finalists were amazing.

      June 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Aly

    Javier has an awesome voice and he should have won. I loved his duet with Stevie Nicks!! Dia is okay but not that great. Vicci Martinez has a better and stronger voice than Dia.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  73. patNY

    this show sucked! I could barely stand to watch 2 minutes of it when it began. It's a total Idol rip off, and anyone who watches it should seek counseling.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Roy D. Mercer

      So, when is your first session ?

      June 30, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • urandidiot2

      Well Pat, this show will or has surpassed America's Got Talent by far. Just wait and see. AMT is really a STUPID show with very little talent. The Voice doesn't waste our time looking at stupid acts like AMT. You must be no older than 16 years old, which is most likely true.

      June 30, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • reader

      If you say people that watch it need to seek counseling why are you reading an article AND replying about it? You need anger management.

      June 30, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • @ patNY

      Idol ripoff? Since when were all the contestants actually THAT talented? Even the top 24 or whatever in Idol aren't as talented as the chosen ones here... don't even start that comparison.

      The shows aren't even done the same way... please go back into the rock you climbed out of fatheadNY.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Frost

      So why did you watch it again?

      June 30, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • greg

      how do you know if you only watched 2 minutes at the beginning. You must have watched more to have that opinion. If it was that bad, I would have just watched something else

      June 30, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike in Montana

      NBC has a hit with 'The Voice' and they know it.., you don't.

      June 30, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Lulu53

      Did someone twist your arm and force tyou to watch. Take the remote and change the channel if it's a show that doesn't appeal to you

      June 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      LOL! The finalists on Idol were not even close to being as good as the four finalists on The Voice. You took the time to read the article then come on here and say that something is wrong with us for watching the show? You're the one who should seek counseling.

      June 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Manu

    I wish Beverly had won. But I think that would have gone against our American culture of disliking Rocker gurls!! Oh well, I wish all of them good luck. Good show!

    Carson is awesomer than whatshisface from american idol!!

    June 30, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • karenMemphisMusic

      thought beverly was awesome. she'll get her chance. but congrats anyway!

      June 30, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  75. Reporter

    Congrats, Javier. America, once again, got this one right. "Can't argue with results", my friends, bc "it (results) speaks for itself"!
    Awesome show – great finale!

    June 30, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  76. cachierno

    I am so happy that Javier won last evening! However, the last four contestants were all fabulous and for Beverly, Vicci and Dia, they too will have amazing futures ahead of them. Way to go Javier for becoming the 2011 winner of "the Voice".

    June 30, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Cachierno . . .

      You said exactly what I have been thinking. Congrats to all the contestants . . . especially the four finalists. They will all have a bright future. To Javier, congratulations and much success. Well done!

      June 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  77. charlie crack

    (sic) Javier: "he" sucks. Typo.

    June 30, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Charlie, stop smoking that wack crack and get over it. Javier won. He was the best, imo. Dia is a great vocalist and she will get a record deal out of this.

      June 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  78. charlie crack

    Dia should have won! Javier can't sing she sucks! Adam levine is a has been whiny singer with half done, ugly tattoos.

    June 30, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan Fogelberg

      Twin sons of different mothers.

      June 30, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Trent S.

      @charlie crack.....you are outta of your mind! the best singer won.....Dia is very talented she will be a star too! America got it right so deal with it!

      June 30, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      From a professional musician's standpoint, Javier has/had the most consistantly in tune pitch and best tone. All the other singers, except Beverly, sang out of tune quite often, which for me is a big no no. Beverly's falsetto drove me crazy, otherwise she was quite good. There are a lot of good singers out there; Javier has to find what kind of individual artist he wants to be as not to fade into obscurity like some many do. I wish him all the luck because he truly was "The Voice".

      June 30, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Really??

      @charlie Crack..did you even really watch the show?? The last 4 contestants are all very talented artists. And Javier won, hes great. So what? all 4 of them will be out there making music, this show put them out there,and Im sure record labels will be calling them. And for the record... Javier is a HE not a SHE.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • @ charlie crack

      You must not know real music if you think that way about Adam Levine.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • troy

      I gotta agree with Bill... I picked Javier to win during his audition of "Time After Time" because he was able to completely change the song, but the execution was flawless and emotional. I didn't really attach to any of the other artists, but even though I originally disliked Beverly, her performance of "The Thrill is Gone" was really good. I also think that her duet with Xtina would have been better if she did it alone. Beverly really captured the purpose of the song with the mellow style, especially considering that she's anything BUT traditional.

      Either way, Javier was by far the best talent on the Voice.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • MJD

      You have all succeeded in feeding the troll, congrats

      June 30, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      More like... Who CARES who won "the voice"?

      June 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • "Professional Singer"

      Bill: Women don't have falsetto.

      June 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |

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