Three of the four finalists on The Voice are already making plans to start recording their albums before a six-city tour that starts July 27th. Winner Javier Colon is the only one of the finalists guaranteed a deal. He plans to work with Maroon 5′s Adam Levine on his album. He also wants to work with some of his fellow contestants.
Colon said: “One thing that was consistent throughout the show, I tried to pick songs that drew people in, songs that meant something to people. I’m a songwriter and I feel part of our job is be able to move them emotionally. Some of the best songs are songs that tell stories and I think my album will have those elements. Some of it will be just some guitar and my voice and there will be some fun stuff also. It will come from a singer-songwriter perspective with a soulful background.”
Colon is a former member of the Derek Trucks Band. He had been dropped by Capitol Records and as late as January was still doing showcases for labels. He planned to try to find a job in music education if The Voice didn’t work out.
Runner-up Dia Frampton plans to continue working with her sister in the duo Meg & Dia. She has already asked her band members if they will back her on a solo tour, both in the studio and on the road.
Vicci Martinez will be working again with Train’s Pat Monahan in the future. She plans to start working on an album within a week and a deal is already in the works.