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The Voice Picks Its First Winner

Each of The Voice‘s final four contestants – Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez and Beverly McClellan – sang their hearts out on the grueling first season of NBC’s hit show.

But only one earned enough viewers’ votes to win Wednesday’s finale, making their celebrity coach proud and taking home a recording contract and $100,000 prize. 
Javier Colon, Adam Levine’s protégé, is the winner!

“Wow. Thank you. I don’t even know where to begin other than to say that the three women behind here are absolutely awesome,” he said through tears as confetti fell around him. “I want to thank everybody at home who believed in me and voted for me and [I want to thank] my family.”

The voting results were “extremely close,” according to host Carson Daly, who said the top two contestants were within only two percent of each other, before naming Dia Frampton of Team Blake Shelton the runner-up.

Earlier in the night, Colon sang “Landslide” with Stevie Nicks.

“I’m pretty speechless … that was one of the most beautiful duets I’ve ever heard in my life,” Levine said of the performance. “You’re one of my heroes. Good luck … you deserve to win this competition.”

BY CYNTHIA WANG AND SARA HAMMEL

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