Who won 'The Voice'? Jermaine Paul, no longer a 'backup singer' (+video)
'The Voice' winner, Jermaine Paul, gets a $100,000 and a recording contract. Justin Bieber also appeared on the The Voice stage Tuesday night. Jermaine Paul was once a backup singer for Alicia Keys.
Jermaine Paul of Team Blake won TV singing contest "The Voice" on Tuesday night, gaining a shot at his dream of singing stardom and proving true host Carson Daly's statement that he was "no longer a backup singer."
Upon winning, Jermaine Paul collapsed into a hug from his coach, country singer Blake Shelton, and wiped away tears as he thanked his wife, children, and all of the people who voted for him, ending his speech by exclaiming "nobody but Jesus!"
Paul received embraces from his wife and family members as he sang. He takes home a recording contract with Universal Republic Records and a $100,000 cash prize.
Paul beat fellow contestants Juliet Simms of Team Cee Lo, Tony Lucca of Team Adam, and Chris Mann of Team Christina. Host Carson Daly revealed that Paul edged out second place finalist Simms by fewer than four percentage points.