'Voice' Winner Javier Colon Talks Justin Bieber, Album and Possible Dia Duet
Javier Colon took the crown as The Voice on Wednesday night, but it still hasn't completely sunk in yet. Perhaps its just his sweet demeanor and modesty, but he tells Celebuzz he had psyched himself out and was ready to congratulate his fellow contestant Dia Frampton when Carson Daly announced the winner of the NBC singing competition.
"I was 100 percent in my mind, I was ready and prepared for Carson to say, 'And the winner of The Voice is Dia Frampton.' I was going to be okay with that because I absolutely love Dia. She is amazing and deserved a win as much as we all did. We all have the same dreams and are trying to succeed in a very hard business. I hope that all four of us get record deals and make our dreams come true. But in that moment, when he announced my name, it was unexpected. I am very thankful to those who voted for me. It was so close. I'm very very thankful," he told Celebuzz.
Has the win truly sunk in yet?
Not really. It has been insane. I've had a range of emotions. I can't even begin to to explain it. I'm still trying to grasp it all.
Was there anything Adam Levine said to you after the show that didn't make the air?
He was emotional about me and my situation. He genuinely wanted me to win so badly. It wasn't that he wanted his team to beat the other teams, it was because he wanted me to succeed. He knows what I've been through with losing my record deal and trying to support my family, and he wanted me to have a chance to do what I love -- singing. To see him get emotional meant a lot to me because it reaffirmed the fact that he really cares. We're going to be friends for a very long time.
Before the final show, Justin Bieber threw his support out -- telling his fans to vote for you. Were you expecting that?
Not at all. Adam had played basketball with Justin at one point and knew his manager Scooter Braun, so they both tweeted out to their millions of followers to vote for me. Not sure if it was Adam's connection to Justin or what, but he put his support behind me, and it meant a lot.
Maybe you and Justin can do a duet together.
Hey, if he wants to, I'd be all for it.
I know you're planning to collaborate with Adam and Cee-Lo Green. What about Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton?
Not yet. But I did have a conversation with Blake at the wrap party about sharing a couple songs with him that I've written. I like to write songs that move people emotionally and not just physically in a club. I like to tell stories and sometimes when people hear these songs, they say it sounds like a country song. Usually country songs are the only ones where you're allowed to really tell stories, which is unfortunate. But I have a couple songs that I want to play for Blake and get his opinion on.
So what can fans expect from the new album?
I'm hellbent on making sure this album is the real me that I've always wanted to have a chance to be, that unfortunately with my last label I wasn't able to do. I want these songs to move people and that mean something to me -- and hopefully mean something to those who listen to the album. It will have a soulful vibe but it'll still be more pop genre than R&B.
A lot of fans are hoping you'll do a song with Dia and the other contestants.
That would be awesome. If Dia and I joined forces, it would be an incredible thing.
Your single "Stitch by Stitch" reached the #1 spot on iTunes yesterday. Congrats!
It's an unbelievable feeling for me to have my first number one single. It feels amazing.
The tour is gearing up. Are you ready?
Yeah. There are six dates so far, but if it goes well they will be adding more. We're all excited to get out and do songs as duets and even new songs that no one has heard yet. We're all really excited. I don't know how we're going to fit all this music into a two-hour show. There are eight of us, and I have so many ideas for what we can all do.
Can you dish about what songs you want to sing?
I don't want to give it away and spoil it. But it's going to be a good one.
Finally, I have to ask: How is your family dealing with this incredible win?
I don't think my daughters fully understand what this means for me and our family, but they were really excited. After the show, my oldest daughter, who is 3 1/2, ran up to me on the stage to give me a big hug. She said, 'Daddy, we saw you win on TV!' It was sweet.
I heard your daughter is actually a big Vicci Martinez fan.
Yeah, she is and it's totally okay. I supported that because Vicci is so awesome. I love her to pieces and all I want is for me kids to love good music. So if they like Vicci, they like good music. I was 100-percent okay with that.