‘Voice’ Contestant Javier Colon Discusses His Record Deal Past On ‘Today Show’

Robbie Daw | May 3, 2011 9:35 am

If you caught the premiere of The Voice last week, chances are you were just as moved by Javier Colon’s rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s chart-topping ballad “Time After Time” as we were. The guitar-strumming family man hit up the Today Show this morning to discuss his former record deal and what motivated him to audition for NBC’s new singing competition. Watch below. Colon, who went simply by his first name when he was previously signed to Capitol Records, released two albums (both of which are on iTunes) — Javier (2003) and Left Of Center (2006).

“I had gotten dropped from my record label,” Colon told Al Roker on Today. “I needed to do something. There was a five-year period where I was struggling, trying to find a new home, a new label and nobody really wanted to take a chance on me.”

Watch Javier discuss why he needed to take another shot at music stardom.

All four coaches — Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine — turned their chairs around and duked it out over Colon on last Tuesday’s episode of The Voice. In the end, it was Maroon 5 frontman Levine who won out and nabbed the 34-year-old for his team.

Below is his blind audition on the show from last week. Do you think Javier has a chance at winning The Voice?