Team Adam Levine and The Voice
Javier Colon wasn’t convinced The Voice was the solution to revive his career. He wasn’t even sure he could make it on the show. Artists have to go through several auditions before the blind audition for the musician coaches. At the blind auditions, Colon was impressed with the female singer that went on before him. Yet, none of the coaches turned their chairs. Colon wondered if he would suffer a similar fate. Not so, as all the coaches wanted Javier Colon on their team.
Choosing Adam Levine as his musician coach, Javier Colon went on to win The Voice. Colon was the fan favorite to win almost from the beginning. Each week, he gave powerful performances. Colon credits Levine with teaching him how to make such an impact in a mere two minutes.
Another perk of winning The Voice, Javier Colon played in the celebrity game during the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend. When asked if Colon had taken the opportunity to brag about it to Adam Levine, a die-hard Los Angeles Laker fan and professed great basketball player, Colon had to stop and think. Forever the nice guy, Colon hadn’t said anything about it to Levine. Although, Colon might mention it the next time he speaks to Levine.
Life After The Voice
Several days after the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Javier Colon played Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland. It was an intimate show with Colon on acoustic guitar and his keyboard player Matt. Yet, the venue was full and many fans that knew Colon before The Voice.
Javier Colon included several covers that helped him triumph on The Voice, including Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time, Coldplay’s Fix You and Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror, which was his duet with Adam Levine on The Voice. played songs from his new album Come Through For You, which were well suited to the acoustic setting. The fans enjoyed the new single A Drop in the Ocean, Happy Sinner, Raise Your Hand, Runnin’ and the title track. Yet, it was Ok, Here’s the Truth that was the most memorable moment of the night. Javier Colon started out telling funny stories about his feelings toward country music. Then, he launched into the song. The audience was caught of guard by the song about a wife trying to keep the truth of her cancer diagnosis from her husband. Ok, Here’s the Truth showcases the storytelling element that is typical of the country music genre. The song starts off amusing. The audience was caught off guard when the song ended on a serious but hopeful note. A woman yelled out from the audience that she had cancer. She began to cry as she told of her diagnosis and recovery. Colon also talked of his parents battle with cancer. Like the song, the moment was a mix of sadness and hope. Colon lightened the mood by seguewaying into a story about singing for his kids.
Javier Colon is at heart a family man. What is the greatest thing about winning the voice for him? Not worrying about paying his bills and being able to provide for his family while making his music.
Watch Javier Colon’s performances at Ram’s Head Live:
A Drop in the Ocean
Read Part 1 of the Javier Colon interview.
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