‘The Voice’ crowns second-season champion

The Associated Press
Posted May 09, 2012, at 12 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Jermaine Paul was front and center on “The Voice.”

The 33-year-old background singer from Harriman, N.Y., was declared the winner of the NBC singing competition Tuesday. Paul was coached by “Voice” mentor Blake Shelton.

He bested 26-year-old indie rocker Juliet Simms of San Francisco, 36-year-old former Mouseketeer Tony Lucca of Detroit and 30-year-old classical singer Chris Mann of Wichita, Kan.

Paul wins the show’s grand prize of $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic.

2 celebs are booted from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

NEW YORK — It was two dancers down in a double elimination on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan and actress Melissa Gilbert were bounced Tuesday as the hit ABC dance-off wrapped up its eighth week of competition.

Gilbert was hearing her fate the day she turned 48 years old. But she insisted that getting this far in the contest made it an incredible birthday.

Fegan and Gilbert join previously ousted contestants Jaleel White, Gavin DeGraw, Gladys Knight, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner and Martina Navratilova.

Singer Katherine Jenkins had begun the night in jeopardy after Monday’s trio dance, but was spared. She’ll be back next week for the semifinals to compete with actor William Levy, TV personality Maria Menounos and football star Donald Driver.

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