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MANILA, Philippines - Dia Frampton, runner-up of US reality singing competition The Voice, is in Manila for a performance at the Hard Rock Café in Makati on Saturday, January 5 at 9 pm.
Her visit is part of a promotional tour for her debut album “Red.”
Drawing from influences like Tom Petty and Joni Mitchell, fans will hear Dia croon with the "silky" voice she has become known for.
Here is the music video of Dia's single, The Broken Ones:
The Utah native was part of the first season of The Voice in 2011. For her audition, she sang a smooth cover of Colbie Caillat’s “Bubbly” and instantly clicked with the audience. Her soothing voice and country-folk vibe were enough to impress coach Blake Shelton who later picked her for his team.
Dia made it all the way to the finals with her amazing renditions of Kanye West’s “Heartless” and REM’s “Losing My Religion.” Both versions garnered places in both iTunes and Billboard charts that year.
In the show’s season one finale, Dia sang an original, “Inventing Shadows,” which topped the iTunes charts and even ranked in Billboard’s Top 100.
Dia lost the top spot to Adam Levine’s Javier Colon.
In the family
Long before joining The Voice, Dia already started a band with her sister, Meg, called Meg & Dia, in 2004. They were joined by friends Nicholas Price, Jonathan Snyder and Carlo Gimenez.
The band released a debut album, “Here, Here and Here,” under Warner Bros. Records. They went on to make 3 more albums and a number of extended plays (EPs), showcasing Dia’s versatile talent in singing and songwriting.
The band disbanded in October 2012, giving Dia a chance to focus on her solo career.
After “The Voice”
After the competition, Dia toured the US with Shelton. She also signed with Universal Republic and went on to release her first solo album, “Red,” on December 6, 2011.
"This record is very personal, almost uncomfortable," said the singer in an interview with Billboard.com.
The album has spawned two singles, “Walk Away”, and “The Broken Ones”, both available on iTunes.
Dia also co-wrote songs in the album, collaborating with other musicians. She co-wrote the song “Billy the Kid” with Foster the People members Mark Foster and Isom Innis, and “Bullseye” with keyboardist Isabella Summers of Florence + The Machine.
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