La Voz has officially come to an end, crowning Sammy Colon, of Carlos Vives’ team, as its season two winner.
After Telemundo paused production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the grand finale, which aired Sunday night (Aug. 16), comes less than a month after the network resumed the show with coaches Alejandra Guzmán, Carlos Vives and Wisin, and the remaining 28 contestants to kick-off “Los Enfrentamientos” or Cross Battles.
Ultimately nabbing the most audience votes, Colon takes the title, followed by finalists Jose Class (Team Fonsi), Sugeily Cardona (Team Guzman), and Andrea Serrano (Team Wisin).
“Thank you to everyone who voted at home,” Vives said during the show. “Sammy is very deserving of this title. Thank you for believing in this boricua.” Colon dedicates his win to all the 80 plus contestants who formed part of the competition.
Colon took home $200,000 in cash money and a recording contract with Universal Music Group to produce, record, and commercially release a single.
The grand final kicked off with Carlos Vives performing his greatest hits next to his team and included performances by Mau y Ricky, Camilo, Wisin, and Rauw Alejandro, to name a few.
Colon is the second winner of La Voz U.S., following the winning voice Jeidimar Rijos of Team Fonsi at the inaugural season in 2019. Colon also became the second Puerto Rican to win the competition.
Below, check out five things to know about him.
An artist by nature: Besides being a professional singer, Colon is also a composer and musician, who plays the drums and guitar.
Boricua at heart: Colon was born in Moca, Puerto Rico, a municipality located in the north-western region of the island, and currently resides in Holiday, Pasco County, Florida.
His journey on La Voz: Here to restore your faith in love and keep Latin pop alive, Colon performed hits by Jose Jose, Luis Miguel, Marc Anthony, to name a few, during the competition, showcasing his powerhouse vocals and versatility as an artist.
Not his first rodeo: Prior to winning La Voz season two, Colon participated in another competition reality show and was named the first finalist of Objectivo Fama 5 in 2008.
Hard-working family man: As seen on his Instagram, Colon is married and has a three-year-old son. On his ‘gram, he also posts videos and photos sharing anecdotes about his job, Luxury Bath in Tampa Bay.