The first season of NBC's hit singing competition premiered on April 26, 2011. Hosted by Carson Daly, The Voice provided American audiences with a fresh take on the genre of televised singing competitions as a panel of recording artists, including Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton watched with their backs turned as they listened carefully to judge and ultimately choose which contestants they wanted on their individual teams. Coach Adam Levine won the inaugural season with Javier Colon, an early front-runner due to his emotional acoustic cover of "Time After Time." Blake Shelton's last contestant standing, Dia Frampton, of the indie group Meg & Dia, was the runner-up. Vicci Martinez and Beverly McClellan rounded out the Top 4.