What's Next For 'Voice' Winner Jermaine Paul?
By ROBERT PACE
May 09, 2012
Jermaine Paul was crowned the winner of Season 2 of The Voice last night and was on Cloud Nine backstage after the show. When he was asked what the win meant to him, Paul was unable to express how he felt and simply let out a loud cry of joy, yelling "I won!"
Paul, who was a member of country music star Blake Shelton's team, was excited about his future in the music industry and plans to take full advantage of his celebrity coaches on the show.
"I'm trying to work with every single coach on this show," he said. "They will get emails from me. They will get telephone calls from me 'cause I think they're all great. They're all amazing and I'm a fan of them all."
Overshadowing the night's joyous victory were the lurking remnants of drama between Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera that occurred when Levine's team member Tony Lucca performed Jay-Z's "99 Problems."
"I don't really care," Levine responded when asked if he thought the incident caused a change in fan voting. "We did what we had to do. Every team did what they had to do and at the end of the day someone had to win. The winner is the winner, and then life continues. So, let's just keep on moving and focus on next season and maybe the season after that and maybe we'll all move to Palm Springs or some s***."
Team Christina's Chris Mann wasn't too thrilled about the incident, which he thought cast a shadow over the show's talent. "That doesn't mean that the results would have changed, but it totally did," he said. "[It was a] very strategic move from that other team's part, and they got what they wanted—a response."
Check out all the backstage interviews from the season finale of the The Voice in the clip above.