“The Voice” is down to four contestants with four unique voices and this week one will be taking home the $100,000 prize, a recording contract, and the title of “The Voice.”
Left are Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez, two strong, feisty, powerhouse vocalists for Team Christina and Team Cee Lo, respectively. Then there’s Team Adam’s Javier Colon, whose more soulful style has made him an early favorite from the day the show’s promos hit the airwaves, and Team Blake’s Dia Frampton, who many are calling the new frontrunner for her unique, soft and innovative twists on every song she take the mic for.
Watch Dia Rehearse “Heartless” By Kanye West:
But which one has magical powers? Oh, we jest, but coach Blake Shelton certainly thinks Dia Frampton does. Here’s his take on what makes his final teammate stand out…
People were calling Javier the one to beat early on, but now the press has turned to their attention to Dia. What do you make of that?
I make a high-five out — that is what I make of it. I’d like to sit here and tell you that it surprises me but I’m getting so used to hearing that from people. It doesn’t take the [press] writing that for me to believe it. I listen to people when I walk into the gas station and buy a bag of Cheetos that come up to me and they’re like, “Hey man, are you Blake Shelton?” I love Dia!” I’m like, “Oh yeah. I know.”
Why do you think she’s connecting so well?
That’s the impact that she’s been having since she performed [Kanye West's] “Heartless.” That’s the power of the perfect song finding the perfect artist. It’s a marriage that works. But what it did do for her is it took her from the stupid position that I put her in in those battle rounds- an old Supremes song, which is not what she does. It took her from that where people went, “man, that was awkward,” to all of a sudden, alright here’s a chance for you to do what you do and she capitalized on that.
What makes her special?
She is a smart girl. I think she’s probably the most innovative person in the competition and to me that’s what as an artist you’re supposed to do. I mean anybody can sing. But can you be an artist? Can you make a snow cone out of crack? Some people have magic and Dia has the ability to take a piece of music and change it around and next thing you know she does “Heartless.” Man I wish I had that ability. I don’t.
Watch Dia Perform “Heartless”: