'The Voice's' Vicci Martinez: Pat Monahan Shared His Song With Me Because We've Both Lost A Parent

Thu, June 30, 2011 2:29pm EST by 4 Comments
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‘The Voice’ finalist Vicci reveals the special meaning behind her ‘Drops of Jupiter’ duet with Train’s Pat Monahan. Plus she admits she’s going to write songs with Pat, has spoken to Cee Lo about working together and explains why Javier Colon deserved to win. Watch her interview!

Vicci Martinez was a bundle of sequined energy last night at The Voice finale and even after she lost, the singer was still on a high from performing with Train’s Pat Monahan. After her amazing performance, her coach Cee Lo Green mentioned how special this song was to Pat and thanked him for sharing it with Vicci. Vicci spoke to HollywoodLife.com about working with Pat on the song he wrote for his mother after she died and reveals “We are going to do some writing together.”

“I know how passionate he is about that song and what he wrote it for — his mother who passed away. That dude is so sincere and that to me … when you have that amount of fame, you start to feel like you don’t have to do this or that, and the one thing that drives me crazy about celebrities is that they’re given the opportunity to inspire people to do what they’ve done and instead they take that and act like a big tough guy and he was just so [the] opposite. The other thing I found out is that we are from the same town- [Tacoma, Washington] and he said ‘You know, I try to keep this quiet …’

Vicci adds, “It was just a breath of fresh air to have that for me with him. I’d lost my dad too, and that’s him singing to his mom, that’s me singing to my dad- –and my mom who was in the audience.”

The singer not only has plans to work with Pat, she says she’d love to work with Cee Lo despite his busy schedule. “We have [spoken about it]. We shall see.”

Vicci was definitely a fan favorite throughout the competition, and was a joy to watch on stage. During a commercial break she screamed out how much the final four adored each other as they all hugged each other tightly. It was a touching moment for the crowd. “Before the camera came on, I told everyone in the audience that we all love each other and it is true,” she says. “But in terms of Javier winning, he deserves it. We all deserve it, but its really important right now for America to have a role model like him. He is a family man, he puts his family and their interests first and I think everyone out there — not just men — to have that kind of a heart that he has, [he's] really sincere, and I love him for it.”

We’ll get to see the singer again when she joins the final eight contestants on tour but in the meantime, she has a message for her fans: “Hey, I took a leap of faith. and I was afraid to do this show because I didn’t want people to think I was a cover singer. And look where I am now. One thing Cee Lo said to me is don’t forget to be a fan. Every song that I sing I love and am a fan of it and I am living my truth now, doing what I want to do and it is because I put that fear aside. Please do that for yourself, do not be scared of anything.”

It’s clear Vicci is already the inspirational singer she one day hoped to become.

Were you Team Vicci? Are you sad she didn’t win last night? Will you miss her war dance? Comment below!

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Posted at 10:48 PM on July 3, 2011  

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