Time to learn who won it all (the coaches, if we’re being perfectly honest). Our contestants are something of an eclectic group with Vicci as the energetic munchkin, Javier as the over the top crooner, Bev as the belting rocker, and Dia as the artsy musician.
As filler, we learn that the contestants were on Jay Leno.
Vicci Martinez shares the stage with Train singer Pat Manohan for “Drops of Jupiter.” After how great her performance was with Cee Lo yesterday, this performance was a bit of a disappointment. Their voices simply did not mesh well.
Javier Colon duets with Stevie Nicks, singing “Landslide.” I’m not sure I’ve ever heard this song sung by a guy so it was a bit of a surprise. Turns out, I like how he sounds better than Nicks (though I like the Dixie Chicks version better overall). The interesting thing with Javier’s voice is that it is as suited for harmonies and background singing as it is for taking the lead in a song.
Beverly McClelan is paired up with Ryan Tedder of One Republic for a “Good Life” duet that did not work out well for either of them. it’s not that either of them sounded bad. In fact, whenever they were singing by themselves they sounded good but every time they started harmonizing it became painfully clear that their voices did not meld well. (Christina also takes a moment to thank the other coaches for being the “big brothers she never had” which might have been genuine despite giving off little indication that she felt so close to them.)
Dia Frampton is paired up with none other than Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton’s wife. Dia sounded fine for this performance but Miranda came off as the artist with the wider range. (Maybe Dia’s hair was just bugging me…)
Now it is time for results. The voting is so close that our top two, whoever they may be, are separated by only 2%. Those two artists with the most votes are: Dia Frampton and Javier Colon. Javier and Dia were both in the Top downloads list on iTunes.
And with no further adieu, the winner is…Javier Colon.
What do you think? Did you want Javier to win? The show has been renewed for a second season with all of the judges returning. Are you things you hope they will change for season two?