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'The Voice' runner-up on the winner: 'A saint'

Dia Frampton

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Dia Frampton may not have won The Voice but one thing’s for sure: Wednesday’s runner-up probably won’t be recording any more records with the sound of a dishwasher in the background anytime soon.

The last album she recorded was in her mom’s house in 2010 with her sister Meg. “You can hear the dishwasher in some of the songs because she refused to stop her life for our record,” the 23-year-old recalled to reporters after the show. “But she was adorable.”

Now, Frampton might score a solo deal of her own with Universal Republic, since the label has an option to sign any artist on The Voice – not just winner Javier Colon – within 30 days. Maybe that’s why Frampton didn’t seem fazed that she came in second during the season one finale. “When it was down to Javier and I, I was really excited,” she said after the show. “If it was someone I thought was a terrible person I would be like, ‘I really hope it’s not you.’ But he’s like a saint. He’s always Skyping with his kids. It’s so hard to balance the music industry with a family and he’s balanced it out so well. I’m so happy that he can do that now with a security belt.”

Meanwhile, Frampton has a new family to boast of in coach Blake Shelton and his wife, Miranda Lambert. Case in point: Lambert gifted Frampton with a blank journal to write “hit songs in,” along with a bouquet of roses. He and Lambert even paid for the gorgeous Phillip Lim floor-length gown that Frampton wore to the finale.

As for her first solo album, she’s hoping her new stuff will be more upbeat compared to the folksy style of music she and her sister used to perform (they released four CDs and four EPs together). “The next one I kind of want to make it a little more upbeat, a little more fun, a little bit more rock. I’m excited to experiment.

“I couldn’t be happier,” adds Frampton. “It’s been amazing.”

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