Jermaine Paul is no longer a background singer.  He's this year's winner of 'The Voice,' beating Juliet Simms from Cee Lo Green's team by just four percentage points.  Jermaine made his coach, Blake Shelton a very happy man.  He wins a recording contract and a $100,000.

Jermaine, who was once a background singer for Alicia Keys, tearfully thanked his family, his coach and everyone who voted for and stood behind him since the show began. He struggled to make it through his encore song 'I Believe I Can Fly,' as his emotions got the best of him.

When I spoke with the Syracuse University alum at the beginning of the season, I predicted his win.  Way to go Jermaine!

Tony Lucca finished third, just one-quarter of one percentage point ahead of Team Christina Aguilera‘s Chris Mann.  Lady Antebellum performed their new song 'Wanted You More' before host Carson Daly announced Jermaine as this year's winner.

Blake Shelton will likely take Jermaine on the road as he did with Dia Frampton, who was last year's runner up.  How many shows he'll be at is another question, since I'm sure Jermaine will be a busy man recording an album.  Lets hope he just take a few days to let the last few months and his win sink in.

Watch Jermaine Paul React to Winning ‘The Voice’

Watch Jermaine Paul's encore of 'I Believe I Can Fly'

Jermaine Paul interview after the show