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The finale of NBC’s eighth season of “The Voice” aired last night and a winner was crowned out of the final four singers.
Sawyer Fredericks won the eight season, giving coach Pharrell his first victory on the show, leaving Christina Aguilera the only coach on the current panel without a season crown.
The soulful, 16-year-old Fredericks sang both the song written for him by Ray LaMontagne called “Please” and a rendition of Neil Young’s “Old Man.” For the duet with his coach, he sang “Summer Breeze.”
Meghan Linsey placed as the runner-up, singing her own original song “Change my Mind” on the first part of the finale, which aired yesterday night. I wanted her to win because I love country. For her second song, she sang “When a Man Loves a Woman.” I think she’s going to find even more success in what she does following this show.
Linsey’s road to the finals was an interesting one: Starting out on Pharrell’s team, and when she was eliminated in the battle rounds, Blake stole her for his team. If Pharrell had have kept Linsey and her road would have ended up at the finals, he would have had three singers in the finals.
His other singer in the mix was Koryn Hawthorne. Pharrell wrote a song for the 17-year-old called “Bright Fire,” and for her second song of the night she sang “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World.” The second-youngest of the competition came in fourth place in the competition; making it seem like the youngest singers work as bookmarks for the oldies in the Top 4.
That left Michigan native Joshua Davis in third place for the competition, where he sang “The Workingman’s Hymn” for his original song Monday night, and the ever-so-popular “Hallelujah” for his second song.
The stars also got to sing with a star in last night’s show, where Davis sang with Cheryl Crow, Fredericks with John Fogerty, and Hawthorne sang with Kelly Clarkson, and Linsey also sang with Clarkson in a separate performance. In other news, Ed Sheeran debuted his single “Photograph” on the show.