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'The Voice' - Crowning glory
May 10, 2012 - April Diodato
After nearly two entire hours of filler, the winner of "The Voice" was finally announced -- and it was a very close race.
Winner Jermaine Paul and runner-up Juliet Simms were separated by a mere four-percent margin. Tony Lucca and Chris Mann, the third- and fourth-place contestants, respectively, were also neck-and-neck. The bottom two were separated by a quarter of one percentage.
After investing many weeks of TV time, it's always satisfying when a deserving winner is chosen. Paul's final song was the perfect choice, and he showed considerable range and consistency throughout the run of "The Voice." But now comes the tricky part.
Will we ever hear from our favorite "Voice" singers again? Season one's winner was Javier Colon -- a name I only heard when he returned to perform on "The Voice" near the end of the season. His Wikipedia page informed me that he has since released an album and was nominated for a 2011 Teen Choice Award in the "Breakout Artist" category. I also glanced through the list of the other season one finalists... never heard of 'em.
I really hope this isn't the end of the road for some of my favorite, uber-talented singers on "The Voice," like Simms, Katrina Parker, Jamar Rogers and Erin Willett. But realistically, it very well could be.