As we predicted, Jermaine Paul wins NBC’s The Voice last night. The former Alicia Keys background singer, proved that he deserves to be in the spotlight and America agreed. He was our favorite from day one!
It’s also amazing how Blake Shelton, one of country music’s biggest stars and who isn’t usually up for much of the strong R&B talent, was able to mentor and coach, Jermaine Paul to the top, but he did an amazing job throughout the entire competition.
The two-night season finale was packed with the most powerful, soulful and heavy-hitting performances that I’ve seen from a reality TV show competition in recent memory. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Jermaine Paul. Not only does he have a voice that R&B needs today, but he is already developed and experienced from touring with Alicia Keys and now doing live TV. He’s got a great look and can probably experiment with acting and modeling, but for now I am sure he is ready to hit the studio and work on an album through the recording contract he has won through the show.
Here is a look back on Jermaine Paul’s winning performance singing, “I Believe I Can Fly”:
On Monday night’s episode of NBC’s The Voice, rapper Wiz Khalifa joined coach and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine to perform the first new single “Payphone” from the group’s highly anticipated fourth album “Overexposed”.
Also Blake and Christina performed alongside the four artists on their respective teams.
Last night on NBC’s “The Voice” Elimination Show, Karla Davis and Kim Yarbrough were eliminated from Team Adam and Erin Martin and Tony Vincent from Team CeeLo.
Do you agree with last night’s eliminations?
Mathai, Phillip Arnold aka “Pip”, Tony Lucca, and Katrina Parker from Team Adam, along with Cheesa, James Massone, Jamar Rogers and Juliet Simms all advanced into the next round.
For the first time this season, coaches Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton will
Last night’s episode of NBC’s “The Voice” once again staged some amazing battles from soulful powerhouses and one my favorite performances of the night came from Jermaine Paul singing Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”. For the first time so far this season, I’ve made my early prediction that he is going to win it all.
It’s hard to pick a winner for this show because you don’t see all of the performances with every show so you kind of forget who you liked early on, but he stands out to me this season. Jermaine used to sing back up for Alicia Keys but is determined to step out to the limelight. His daughter encouraged him to audition for The Voice. His adviser Kelly Clarkson after hearing him sing promised that if he didn’t win it all on The Voice, he should come on tour with her to which he quickly replied, “Only if I can open.” He is determined to never sing back-up for anyone else again.
Sooooo…so far, we’re cheering for
The NBC hit show, The Voice, will return for a second season on Sunday, February 05, 2012.
Carson Daly returns to host and Cee-Lo, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton also return to make up the coaches for the second season of NBC’s musical competition.
If you remember from last year, the first stage of the competition is a ‘blind audition’, where contestants are judged purely on their vocals and not their looks, then they battle it out amongst themselves before the live shows begin. Winner receives a recording contract and $100k. Javier Colon won in 2011.
There is so much to love about The Voice, but one of my favorite components was the interactive social media action going on during the show. The live-tweeting and helping the contestants build their social media presence was on point.
Check out who will be the new “social media correspondent” for season 2…