Even if you don’t watch the NBC singing competition, I have at least one reason why you should also be happy about this bit of TV news. The R&B crooner, who used to sing back up for Alicia Keys, is from Spring Valley. Yes, a Rockland native has beat out contestants from all over the country to win a $100,000 cash prize and a recording contract with Universal Republic Records. Not too shabby.
Jermaine, 32, reportedly moved from Spring Valley when he was 13 and now lives in Harriman, Orange County.
“I think Rockland was actually shaking and rocking at the very moment that he won,” Marc Pessin, a board member at the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley (an organization that Paul has supported) told Lohud.com on Tuesday. “We are so grateful that he won. He is so deserving. He is such a good person.” Read more local reaction here.
What will Jermaine do with the prize money?
“It all boils down to buying a house,” he told USA Today. “We’ve been moving so much throughout the years and have talked so much about buying our house (in New York). I said ‘If I win,’ or ‘If I ever bump into a bunch of money’ that would be (a priority).
LoHud Lowdown will be keeping up with Jermaine’s career after The Voice. Stay tuned!