As the final four were revealed on The Voice
, the four finalists from season one came back to pay the show a visit. Here's what Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, and Javier Colon had to say to their successors - plus parting words from Lindsey Pavao!
Your finalists are Tony Lucca (Team Adam), Chris Mann (Team Christina), Jermaine Paul (Team Blake) and Juliet Simms (Team Cee Lo).
But before Tony, there was Javier. Before Jermaine, there was Dia. And before Juliet, there was Vicci. All three, plus Team Christina's finalist Beverly McClellan, returned to the Voice
stage on Tuesday night to show us what they'd been up to in the past year.
Javier sung his new single "A Drop In The Ocean," Dia performed her track "Don't Kick The Chair" with Kid Cudi, Vicci broke out her new release "Come Along" with the help of coach Cee Lo Green, and Beverly sung "Money Changes Everything" with Cyndi Lauper.
After the show, Javier, Dia and Vicci filled me in on what it meant to them to come back to The Voice
and how they looked back on their journeys with the show.
"It was weird being on the other side and being an artist performing on the show as opposed to singing for your life. This was definitely different for me," said Vicci. "I think when I look at it, I feel like we're so blessed. This show is such a platform. You get to know who these people are, you get to hear them sing, and it's such a positive, uplifting show."
"I do look back on [the experience] differently," added Dia. "I feel like it's given me some self-confidence. And being able to meet Blake [Shelton], it's always great to watch him and his team members. I know that he genuinely cares about them."
Asked if she had any advice for Team Blake's new finalist, she said, "Jermaine's awesome. He's such a sweetheart. I think the one thing that could hurt somebody is to get into your head. He shouldn't let anything else get in the way. He's got it."
"It's great to be back and see all my friends," said Javier. "It's something that will never get old. To be able to come back here and perform on this stage that really started it all for me, I love it. I love the people here. I love the band. It's an awesome feeling to perform on this stage."
He had some advice for the four artists who are still vying to succeed him as the next winner of the competition: "Just take in this next week because it goes by really fast. Try to enjoy what's about to come. They're all going to build their fans and make successful careers if they work hard. They've got a bright future ahead of all of them, regardless of what happens."
I also had the opportunity to chat with Team Christina's Lindsey Pavao, who was visibly overcome with emotion as she departed the show after a remarkable journey as both an artist and an individual.
"Everything was magic. It's just a dream," she said. "[Chris] just needs to keep doing what he's doing. He's an amazing, wonderful performer to watch and listen to. I adore him. I'm supporting him all the way."
One of her favorite moments of the season happened this week: "Talking to Beverly was really cool. She's such an amazing human being and I'm so glad I got to meet her."
What's ahead for her? "I'm going to finish my EP and release it, hopefully," she told me. "Just try and get enough money to do a tour and share art." To keep up on what Lindsey does next, be sure you're following her on Twitter at @LindseyPavao
and visiting her website at LindseyPavao.com
's final performance show airs this coming Monday, May 7, with the season two winner revealed on Tuesday, May 8 on NBC.For more on The Voice, you can follow my Voice-exclusive Twitter at @bigredchairs.
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