Sawyer Fredericks beat out three other great vocalists to be crowned this season’s winner of The Voice.
16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks came away with the title of champion for the eight season of The Voice.
The young folk singer from New York has been a favorite of fans and his coach, Pharrell Williams, throughout the entire season. After being crowned as champion, the teen says he’s ready for some normalcy back home.
“I kind of want to get back to the farm, just to get a little break from all this,” he told Rolling Stone Country, “so I’m excited to get back home.”
The results were revealed during the two-hour May 19 episode, which also featured performances by Kelly Clarkson and Sheryl Crow. Luke Bryan also performed his new single “Kick the Dust Up”, which is the first offering from his upcoming album, Kill the Lights.
Nashville’s own Meghan Linsey, who received strong support from the country music community, came in as runner-up, while fellow contestants Joshua Davis and Koryn Hawthorne took third and fourth place.
When asked to give advice to the song competition’s new reigning champion, judge Pharrell Williams only saw great things ahead for Fredericks.
“Stick to your guns; don’t change for anyone,” Williams told Rolling Stone Country. “Here’s a guy that possesses this ability to tap into something that we all know is bigger than all of us, and he’s humble, and he’s proud of being a farmhand, and he’s named all his animals, and he’s the one who won, and he even won a car! You can’t make this stuff up.”