Former background singer Jermaine Paul is now in the spotlight.
The 33-year-old crooner, who has backed stars like Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige, was crowned the winner of the second season of NBC's "The Voice" on May 8. Paul, bested rocker Juliet Simms, who Boston.com readers had pegged as the singer to take home the "Voice" title.
After learning that he won, Paul was joined on stage by members of his family and sang an emotional version of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."
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