America’s newest obsession is quite arguably reality shows.  While I’m not always a huge fan of the typical ones most of America loves, I do have a few I really enjoy.  My most recent following has been NBC’s The Voice.  It’s not my favorite, but it’s close and I’ve really enjoyed it.

Last night, it was down to the final four: Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, and Javier Colon.  (See the link to The Voice for bios on them and performance videos.)  It was a night of some amazing performances from the finalists with some big-name artists from the music business.

Tuesday night was even more impressive than last night was for me.  The artists duets with their coaches (Christina Aguillera, CeeLo Green, Blake Shelton, and Adam Lavine respectively) were very well put together and quite entertaining.  Beverly’s original song was 100 percent rock star quality and totally worthy of a win.  Vicci really showed her personality and creativity, especially with her duet involving CeeLo.  Their creativity and performance was on the level of MTV videos in their heyday.  Dia has really come out of her shell under Shelton’s tutelage and was absolutely adorable during her duet with Blake.

But it was father of two, Javier Colon, who took home the prize!  Javier is well deserving of a break and the chance to pursue a dream career.  As the original “Voice”, Javier has now won $100,000 and a recording contract, both of which mean that he can support his family and get into the music industry.

If you missed it and want to check them out, the music is on both the NBC website and iTunes.  There are also full episodes and more video on the website as well.  Already a fan?  Dying to see them in person?  Check out the new tour schedule as well!

So keep your eye out this fall for my true fave, The Sing Off, to return, and in the mean time, let me know what you think of The Voice finalists!