Can You Name The Winners of The Voice?
There’s been five season’s now of the hit television show, The Voice, with the most recent ending on Tuesday (December 17th). While the show is in progress contestants become household names and even get to have their performances sold on ITUNES. There’s a monetary prize along with a promised signing with a prominent record label for the eventual winner. It’s the stuff dreams are made of and like the other reality shows, American Idol and The X-factor, viewers expect big things to follow the winners. This doesn’t always seem to be the case. When it comes to The Voice, to date there have been no real hit makers. Most people cannot even recall the names of it’s past winners.
Season #1 – Javier Colon (2011)
Season #2 – Jermain Paul (2012)
Season #3 – Cassadee Pope (2012)
Season #4 – Danielle Bradbery (2013)
Season #5 – Tessanne Chin (2013)
So Where Are They Now?
Javier Colon – Things didn’t seem to go the way Javier expected them too following his win on The Voice. His album Come Through For You peaked on the Billboard 200 at 134 and was outsold by the show’s runner up Dia Frampton. Feeling like his expectations were not meet by the record label, Javier announced his departure from Universal Republic Records. He has had no hits and continues to pursue greater success.
Jermain Paul – Despite having been co-nominated for a Grammy for his work with Alicia keys prior to his appearance on The Voice and then becoming the winner of Season 2, Jermaine has had no success. His debut album is still tentative.
Cassadee Pope – The third Season winner was already pretty famous among here peers, having written and sang with bands like, Fall Out Boy, The Cab, We The Kings and her own band, Hey Monday. While on the show Cassadee topped the ITUNES charts with her live performances like, “Over You” which hit #1 and displaced PSY’s “Gangnam Style”. So far Pope has done well, with her first single “Wasting All These Tears” reaching the 7th spot on Billboards Hot Country charts and #1 on the ITUNES Country chart. Her debut album Frame by Frame is slated to be released this October.
Danielle Bradbery – Danielle is the youngest contestant to win the competition so far and unlike her predecessors, did not have any experience making albums or singing before live audiences prior to The Voice. She is also the first country artist to win. She released her debut album in November of this year seeing it reach #5 on the US Country Charts. Her debut single “Heart Of Dixie” was released in July and has peaked at #16 on the US Country Charts. You can watch the official video released on the premiere of the new season of The Voice 2013 below.
Tessanne Chin – Another Season of The Voice has completed and there is a new name to add to our list of past winners. We’ve deemed Season 5 as having the best talent pool of all past seasons and are pretty confident that we’ll be hearing music from more than a few of those who didn’t obtain the prize. After all was said and done and America had voted, it was the 28-year-old singer from Kingston, Jamaica – Tessanne Chin, who was crowned the Champion. She beat out runner-up Jacquie Lee and third place finisher Will Champlin. The win also put Adam Levine back into the winning coach position, which he held at the end of season one.
Chin performed “Tumblin’ Down” at the close of the show, which will be her first single to be released after her win. The single was written by OneRepublic’s frontman Ryan Tedder.
The Voice has concluded another season with big ratings. Team Adam is off the charts with the excitement of winning again, and the winner is about to start a new journey. It seems from the past four winners it’s a journey that doesn’t always end up the way it started. Will this be “The One” The Voice has been waiting for? Will the show finally prove it can be a success when the lights go out at the end of the season? We will have to wait and see.
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