Jermaine Paul, winner of the second season of “The Voice,” made sure to thank Jesus after his competition was eliminated on Tuesday night.
After Paul won the competition, he thanked fans of the show who voted for him, his wife and family. However, he gave a special thanks to Jesus Christ.
“God bless y’all, man,” Paul said. “Nobody but Jesus, man, nobody.”
Paul’s wife could be seen sobbing in his arms as the winner closed the show with his rendition of singer R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Blake Shelton, country music artist and Paul’s mentor in the competition, seemed to believe Paul would win after hearing the singer perform the same R. Kelly hit on the show Monday night.
“Jermaine Paul dug down deep,” Shelton said. “[It was] the performance of his lifetime. He won.”
Shelton said he believed in Paul’s abilities to do anything he put his mind to “because of his talent.”
“He’s figuring out what he wants to do, and he can do anything,” Shelton said.
However, the competition was no landslide for Paul. When it was time to announce the winner of the competition, host Carson Daley admitted that there was only a four-percentage voting difference between Paul and the other finalist, Juliet Simms.
Fans took to Twitter to express their happiness for Paul, whose profile on the social media site describes him as “destiny driven.” One of Paul’s fans is entertainment mogul Queen Latifah.
“Jermaine Paul! ‘The Voice,'” Latifah tweeted. “Congrats my dude!”
Chris Mann, another competitor on the show on Christina Aguilera’s team, said he was happier for Paul than he would have been for himself.
“Jermaine’s my best friend on the show. He was my roommate on the show,” Mann said. “I could not be happier for him. I think I was almost more excited that he won than myself.”
Paul used to sing backup for Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys who also took to her Twitter page to congratulate the singer.
“Jermaine Paul deserves all of this,” Keys tweeted after the show. “He has more talent in one hand..congratulations brotha! Shine, Shine, Shine!”
After the competition was over, Paul said he felt blessed and felt the need to continue glorifying God.
“I feel blessed. God is good,” Paul said. “It’s such an amazing feeling to know that you’re here not because of a coach or a person or a producer, but you’re here because America said, ‘Hey dude, you’re the guy.'”
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