Acoustic soul singer Javier Colon was recently announced the winner of NBC’s singing competition The Voice. Along with the title, he received $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.
The show differs from American Idol in that the contestants on The Voice were picked sight unseen — solely on the basis of their voice. Also throughout the competition they are coached by pop stars. This season’s coaches were Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Formerly signed to Capitol Records, Colon pursued a degree in music education at the University of Hartford and has performed with a variety of talent, including Joss Stone, Anthony Hamilton, and Stevie Nicks.
Javier Colon and the top 8 Voice finalists will embark on a six-city concert tour across the country in late July.