Jermaine Paul Wins 'The Voice'
May 9, 2012 at 4:49 AM (PT)
NBC's "The Voice" chose JERMAINE PAUl of Team BLAKE SHELTON as its winner last night, based on viewer voting. He wins a recording contract with UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS.
PAUL said of his victory, "I just wanna say thank you to everybody that voted for me," and thanked his family, finally closing the show singing "I Believe I Can Fly."
See the winning announcement here.
USA TODAY had this rundown of the performances:
"Finalist JERMAINE, with Voice castoffs JAMAR ROGERS, PIP and JAMES MASSONE in matching gold suits and dance moves, performed THE JACKSON 5's 'I Want You Back'. FLO RIDA took the stage to sing 'Whistle' and 'Wild Ones' with finalist JULIET singing SIA's part of the second song.
"Finalist CHRIS MANN brought this season's KATRINA PARKER and LINDSEY PAVAO back to sing 'Bittersweet Symphony' on a smoky stage. HALL & OATES sang 'Rich Girl' with finalists TONY, CHRIS and JERMAINE singing backup. Castoffs NAIA KETE, CHEESA, KIM YARBROUGH and SERA HILL belted 'Superstition'.
"Finalist JULIET sang 'With a Little Help from My Friends' with ERIN WILLETT, RAELYNN and JAMAR as balloons fell on the crowd. LADY ANTEBELLUM performed their song 'Wanted You More.' Finalist TONY brought castoff JORDIS UNGA onstage to sing 'Go Your Own Way.' And, finally, JUSTIN BIEBER danced and sang in a highly anticipated performance of 'Boyfriend'."