Add another name to the list of current talent search champions like "American Idol's" Scott McReery and "X-Factor's' Melanie Amaro. His name is Javier Colon who was declared winner of the first season of "The Voice" June last year. AXN arranged for some Asian journalists to interview him by phone recently. It was close to midnight in Las Vegas where Javier was enjoying a night cap when he came on the line.
"I really didn't think I was going to win," he says about his victory. "I was shocked. It was an emotional moment for me. I still can't believe I won." That sounded like a rehearsed comment most victors say but reading about Javier's bumpy musical background, I believed him.
Javier, 34, was born in Stratford, Connecticut to a Dominican dad, a radio man and a Puerto Rican mom. After earning his musical degree from the University of Connecticut, he landed a job as vocalist for The Derek Trucks Band in 2000. After a two-year stint with the band, he decided to go solo and signed upRead More »from Meet Javier Colon, first winner of ‘The Voice’