iTunes did not lie. The top two sellers there were also the top two vote getters.
But the top seller did not win. Javier Colon, in a mild upset, defeated Dia Frampton. The R&B man from Connecticut who struggled for years to break it big in the business now has his biggest opportunity yet. He wins $100,000 and a guaranteed record deal.
“Wow,” Colon said. “I thank you. I don’t know where to begin except to say the three women behind me are absolutely awesome. It was a pleasure to be here and I want to thank everybody at home who believed in me and voted for me. Thank you all. Thank you, my family!”
Carson Daly said the two finalists were separated by just two percentage points. That is impressively close.
I was not a big fan of Colon throughout the competition. I found his vocals, while impressive, lacking distinction and connection. But his original song “Stitch By Stitch” was the most radio friendly last night, which may have helped him with the votes.