It was fairly obvious to those of us that watched the debut season of 'The Voice' that Blake Shelton took a liking to runner-up Dia Frampton. From the time she became the last one standing on Team Blake, the proud coach had no qualms about admitting that he was rooting for her to win.

"I was so happy for her because I got so emotionally invested in Dia. I had never wanted to see something happen so bad for somebody who wasn’t family," the 'Honey Bee' hitmaker revealed to Country Countdown's Lon Helton.

When Frampton performed Miranda Lambert's hit 'The House That Built Me' on the show   alongside his wife, Shelton admits he wasn't thinking about the love of his life -- he was thinking about his protege. "I was mostly thinking about Dia. No more than two months ago she was about to give up on her dream of music and had moved back home with her mom and sisters in Utah."

He added, "Miranda wanted [success] really badly for Dia, too." In fact, Shelton says, Lambert and Frampton could cross paths again soon -- this time, professionally. "Once Dia figures out what her plan is, you’ll probably see her and Miranda write together."

Watch Miranda Lambert and Dia Frampton Perform 'The House That Built Me'