‘The Voice’: Jermaine Paul Wins Season 2

Nicole Sia | May 8, 2012 9:20 pm

Team Blake notched its first victory on NBC’s The Voice Tuesday night (May 8), as Jermaine Paul was crowned the Season 2 winner. The soulful former backup singer for Alicia Keys netted himself a deal with Universal Records after locking in just 4% more votes than runner-up Juliet Simms.

“I just wanted to say thank you for everyone that voted for me,” the emotional Jermaine told the crowd. “God bless y’all, man. Nobody but Jesus, man, nobody!” Then the producers, for some reason, put a mike in his hands and made him sing through his tears and joy, holding tight to his wife, and revisit his competition-winning final performance of R. Kelly‘s “I Believe I Can Fly”.

The two-hour final episode was jam-packed with performances by top artists, the final four contestants and a few of their favorite castmates. Watch below.

Lady Antebellum, “Wanted You More”

Flo Rida and Juliet Simms, “Whistle/Wild Ones”

Hall and Oates, “Rich Girl”

Jermaine Paul, Jamar Rogers, James Masonne & Pip, “I Want You Back”

Juliet Simms, Erin Willett, RayLynne & Jamar Rogers, “With a Little Help from My Friends”

Tony Lucca and Jordis Unga, “Go Your Own Way”

Chris Mann, Lindsey Paveo & Katrina Parker, “Bittersweet Symphony”

Sera Hill, Naia Kete, Kim Yarbrough & Cheesa, “Superstition”

And for those of you in office pools, the contestants placed in this order: Winner: Jermaine Paul Runner-up: Juliet Simms 2nd Runner-up: Tony Lucca 3rd Runner-up: Chris Mann

What did you think of the Season 2 finale? Do you think Jermaine deserved his big win? Sound off in the comments below, or on Twitter and Facebook.