Javier Colon, the first season winner of ‘The Voice’, performed songs from his debut album ‘Come Through For You’ on Walmart Soundcheck. The set list includes ‘Runnin’, ‘Happy Sinner’, ‘As Long As We Got Love’, ‘Raise Your Hand’, ‘Drop In The Ocean’ and ‘Stitch by Stitch’.
During an interview, Javier talked about his experience on the NBC reality singing competition, expecting the worst and hoping for the best after his history in the music business, getting picked by Adam Levine and the advice he got from the Maroon 5 frontman, the story behind ‘Stitch by Stitch’ and how it’s “my story”, the first single ‘As Long As We Got Love’, teaming with Natasha Bedingfield on the track, and more.
“Music was a part of our daily lives,” Javier said about his childhood. “Music was always on in the house. That’s kind of where it started, where I would kind of start mimicing the songs that I would hear on the radio. I would sing all day every day around our house, but when it came to singing elsewhere, I didn’t want any part of it. My mom would try to get me to sing at these different functions. I was like there’s no way I’m gonna sing anything for anybody. I didn’t have any confidence at all. She was like, ‘I’ll pay you $10 if you do.’ I was like, ‘Okay. Where do I gotta go?'”
The live set and interview video can be viewed at soundcheck.walmart.com. Check out additional pictures from the appearance after the cut.