There's so much raw talent on NBC's hit singing competition, The Voice (Tuesdays 9/8c) that it's hard to point out the stand outs — except if you're talking about Javier Colon, who left the judges wanting more with his soulful rendition of the Cyndi Lauper classic, "Time After Time."
Colon, one of the few contestants who got all four of the judges (Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green) to turn their chairs around and beg him to join their respective teams, is a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut and the son of a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother.
The talented singer (and proud dad), is a struggling musician who studied music education at the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music. After graduation, Colon joined a funk band called EmcQ as a vocalist and toured with the band for about two years before being signed by Capitol Records in 2002 and embarking on a career as a solo artist.
With Capitol Records, Colon released two albums, the self-titled Javier in 2003, and a second album called Left of Center, which dropped in 2006. The singer-songwriter, who also plays guitar and piano, has also performed with talented artists like Joss Stone, Darius Rucker, the Indigo Girls and Anthony Hamilton. But despite all of this, Colon has never been able to achieve major success as an artist and he's hoping The Voice will help him do just that!
Colon chose Adam Levine as his coach/mentor on the season premiere last week and we're hoping this talented Dominican-Rican goes all the way!