STRATFORD -- After announcing earlier, "this is it," Carson Daly lingered one more moment in the end. One more breathtaking second. One more pounding heartbeat. It was one more dramatic pause for Javier Colon to endure until he became The Voice. Daly, the host of NBC's talent show, "The Voice" announced the top two vote-receivers, Dia Frampton and Colon, out of the four finalists before anointing Colon as the show's winner. "I didn't even want to look at the TV. It was really, really overwhelming," Migdalea Colon, Javier's mother, said in a phone interview of the moments before the announcement. "My child actually is seeing his dream come true." After Daly said Frampton and Colon earned the most votes, he added further drama, stating that Colon had the No. 2 most popular iTunes song after Tuesday night's show while Frampton claimed the No. 1 iTunes spot. Colon, 34, beat Frampton in the voting by two percent, according to Daly. He will receive a $100,000 cash prize and a record deal. Friends, former classmates and fans gathered at the Savin Rock Roasting Company on Wednesday to cheer on Colon. Once Colon won, the crowd erupted in cheers and applause, jumping up and down. Many in the crowd failed to hold back tears of happiness. "This has been such a long time coming," Dani Nichols, who attended Bunnell High School with Colon, said while clearing a tear from her cheek. "He's been working at this for so long, he absolutely deserves this." Rosemary Hayduk ran theater productions at Bunnell when Colon performed in many school plays. She predicted he would win from the beginning of the show. "Javier sings from the soul," Hayduk, a recently retired Stratford teacher, said. "He has spent years working at his craft and developing his talent, and it was all for tonight." Doug Starratt sang in the choir with Colon in high school. "Every time, there's just like one spot in the song that was just like -- I know it nails it for the judge and I know it nails it for me, too," Starratt, 35, said of Colon's performances throughout the show's episodes. Colon -- wearing a black shirt, black slacks and a silver, sparkling jacket -- performed one more time Wednesday, but it did not influence the voting since the online and calling polls closed at 10 a.m. Colon and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks sang a duet rendition of her song, "Landslide." Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, and Colon's coach throughout the talent show, lauded his apprentice. "That's the coolest thing you've ever done, other than having kids," Levine said of the duet. He later added, "You're my hero." The 32 contestants of The Voice were originally divided into four teams guided by "The Voice" judges -- singer Christina Aguilera, rapper Cee Lo Green, country star Blake Shelton and Levine. The fans voted after each episode and eventually whittled down the performers to four finalists, with Colon representing Team Levine. Colon impressed fans and The Voice coaches with his performances on Tuesday night's show. He sang a solo, "Stitch By Stitch," and then teamed with Levine in a duet version of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror." Colon released two albums with Capitol Records after he signed a record deal with the recording company in 2002. His second album flopped and nearly ended his career. Colon self-produced an album, "The Truth," last year. Fans voted for Colon from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday. This summer, Colon will play to a home state crowd when he takes the stage at Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre on Friday, Aug. 5. The singer will join the program's seven other finalists for "The Voice" Live on Tour, which also includes stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston and New York City. Tickets are on sale now at Live Nation. After graduating from Bunnell High School in 1995, Colon later attended the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, where he lives with his two daughters and wife. Colon's father, Pablo, manages Bridgeport's Spanish radio station, WCUM 1450 AM. Emotional, overjoyed and grateful, Migdalea Colon thinks this is only the beginning for her son. "He has done everything to work to be the singer that he is," she said. "I think a lot of beautiful things are going to be happening with this opportunity, but I think he will never, never forget his roots." Staff Writer Scott Gargan contributed to this report.