You picked him as your winner of The Voice (well, quite a lot of Americans did). Now Javier Colon is to become the latest contemporary musician to play a musical star of the 1950s and ‘60s on NBC’s The Playboy Club.
Javier Colon will be in formidable company, as other musicians lined up for the show include Raphael Saadiq and Colbie Callait. Saadiq will play Sam Cooke and Callait will portray Lesley Gore. They will be doing a bit of a Glee thing and releasing songs ahead of each episode so it won’t be long until we get to hear The Voice winner Javier Colon’s wonderful voice again.
Songs recorded for the show will be posted for sale on iTunes on Fridays prior to the Monday broadcast of each episode of The Playboy Club. They say they have learned the importance of immediacy from Glee, where fans got frustrated if the downloads were not available quickly.
The Voice winner Javier Colon is to play Ray Charles. He will sing Let the Good Times Roll.
But before we get to see him, we will be treated to Raphael Saadiq portraying Sam Cooke and singing We’re Having a Party and Colbie Caillat singing It’s My Party as Lesey Gore. We can also look forward to seeing people play Roy Orbison and James Brown in future episodes, set in Chicago in 1963 when these guys were at their prime.
The pilot of The Playboy Club airs on September 19 with Karen Le Blanc as Tina Turner.