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Javier's Big Night

Tonight, a Connecticut man competes for the top prize

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    If you had told Javier Colon that he'd be the front-runner in the final episode of a nationally televised singing competition years ago, he wouldn't have believed you.

    But that's what's unfolding on NBC's "The Voice" Tuesday night.  Javier, a Stratford native who now lives in West Hartford, is one of four contestants set to sing for votes at 9 p.m. on NBC Connecticut.

    Hometown Support of Javier Colon

    [HAR] Hometown Support of Javier Colon
    Connecticut's Javier Colon sang his heart out, hoping to win the hearts of voters across the country on NBC's The Voice. (Published Wednesday, June 15, 2011)

    The Hartt School of Music graduate won great praise from the four judges from the beginning, as well as from fans. Last week, he garnered the most votes on Team Adam. That was what it took to move onto the finals and represent Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine and get a chance at a $100,000 recording contract.

    Javier said the support he's been getting has been overwhelming. 

    Javier Colon Talks About "The Voice"

    [HAR] Javier Colon Talks About "The Voice"
    Connecticut's own Javier Colon talks about his time on "The Voice" so far, and how he's preparing for round two. (Published Wednesday, May 11, 2011)

    "Just walking around when I'm at home and the support that I get in Whole Foods or Stop & Shop. Folks just coming up and saying hello and being supportive. It's awesome," Javier said.

    Getting ready for his final performance, Javier says it's all about relaxation.  "I just kind of zone out, just kind of get into a nice little zen place and listen to my song over and over,"  he stated.

    Javier Colon Prepares for Next Round

    [HAR] Javier Colon Prepares for Next Round
    Connecticut native Javier Colon talks to NBC Connecticut about how he prepares for "The Voice". (Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011)

    If you want to take part in the excitement, according to Colon's Facebook page, there are four viewing parties Tuesday night across the state from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.