OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton Tells Dia Frampton “You’re Family to Me”

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Javier Colon won The Voice Wednesday night (June 29). And Dia Frampton, Blake Shelton’s protégé, came in second. But at this point, that hardly seems to matter. Because she has proven to the world she does have a voice (albeit not the voice for the show’s first season), and now she also has the backing of Shelton. After Frampton’s sweet duet with Miranda Lambert on “The House That Built Me,” Shelton had these final words to say to Frampton: “It finally hit me, watching that. I know now why I get so emotional when I’m around you these last two weeks, Dia. Watching you stand there, singing that song with my wife, it makes sense to me. You’re family to me now. I love you. I really do. I’m so proud of you. I’m so happy for you.” With that kind of love and support, her loss isn’t really much of a loss at all. Even Colon is behind her. Entertainment Weekly reported that after the show, he said, “I wasn’t expecting to win, honestly. I, 100 percent, thought [host Carson Daly] was going to say Dia Frampton, and she is most deserving of it. She is amazing.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.