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Javier Colon named “The Voice”

The smooth-voiced family man narrowly defeated indie folk singer Dia Frampton, who represented Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton's team on the hit reality TV show.
BY BRANDY McDONNELL Published: June 30, 2011

Shelton's wife, fellow country star Miranda Lambert, appeared on Wednesday's show to perform her Grammy-winning smash “The House That Built Me” with Frampton.

“It finally hit me watching that … I know now why I get so emotional why I've been around you the past few weeks,” an emotional Shelton told Frampton after the duet. “You're family to me now, and I love you. I really do. And I'm so proud of you.”

Other music stars appearing on Wednesday's finale: Tulsa-born OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder did a duet with McClellan, Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks sang with Colon, and Train vocalist Pat Monahan performed with Martinez.

Modeled on a Dutch show, “The Voice” proved a ratings smash for beleaguered NBC, which has already renewed it for a second season. While the network has yet to confirm that its popular coaching quartet will return in winter for the second run, Shelton told The Oklahoman last month he would like go another round with “The Voice.”

“I love the show. I'd be happy to come back,” Shelton said.