Javier Colon, a 33-year-old father of two young daughters, has been named the winner of the first season of ‘The Voice,’ TVGuide is reporting. Colon won the $100,000 prize and a recording contract when it was announced on June 29, 2011, that he beat fellow contestant Dia Frampton.
Colon said he was honored to have won the official title, but he was prepared to hear host Carson Daly say Frampton’s name. “I think this could have gone to either of us and obviously with the vote being a two percent difference, it very well could have,” Colon said.
The singer released two albums with Capitol Records before he ended his contract in 2006. He said his mother is just one of many people who pushed him to continue pursuing music. “My brother is actually the one who talked me into auditioning and obviously I’m glad that he did.”
Frampton said she understand Colon’s questioning over whether she should continue singing. “My band was on a major label and got dropped. It was to the point where we were touring and I would think how much is gas and how far is California.”
It also took some time for Colon’s coach, Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, to accept his win. “It was so crazy and overwhelming…I’m in shock. (Javier) was the person that deserved to win this.”
Written by: Karen Benardello