‘The Voice’ Finale Recap: Sawyer Fredericks Wins Season 8
Sawyer Fredericks was crowned the winner of The Voice in season eight’s live finale, making it the very first win for coach Pharrell Williams.
Sawyer Fredericks Wins Season 8 Of The Voice
Part 2 of the Live Finale was all about contestants past, with the Top 20 joining the final 4 – Koryn Hawthorne, Meghan Linsey, Joshua Davis and Sawyer – for one big group performance to start off the night.
Each final contestant got to perform with some old friends from the season. First up: Joshua Davis, who brought back Brian Johnson, Corey Kent White, Deanna Johnson and Kimberly Nichole to perform “She Talks To Angels.”
Meghan went for a more intimate performance, choosing to sing “Piece of My Heart” with Sarah Potenza, creating a powerhouse duet.
Sawyer brought back fellow Team Pharrell contestants Mia Z, Lowell Oakley and Team Blake’s Brooke Adee to sing “Lie to Me.”
Koryn created a super fun performance of “Uptown Funk” with former contestants Mia Z, Lexi Davila, India Carney, Tonya Boyd Cannon and Caitlin Caporale. The “super girl group” (Koryn’s words, but also a very accurate description) stormed the stage in matching denim outfits and delivered one of the best performances of the night.
Mia Z had a big night. Not only did she perform twice with finalists, the Team Pharrell standout revealed she and Pharrell went in the studio after she was eliminated and recorded an original song available now on iTunes.
In addition to performing with fellow Voice contestants, the finalists all got to share the stage with a superstar. Koryn performed “I’d Rather Go Blind” with Kelly Clarkson, who later performed her new single “Invincible” with Meghan.
Joshua got to duet with Sheryl Crowe on “Give It To Me.”
And Sawyer took the stage with John Fogerty for a CCR Medley.
As Carson Daly drew out giving any results, viewers were treated to a recap of Monday night’s final performances and funny behind-the-scenes videos, like this one of Christina Aguilera showing off her impressions of fellow pop stars Miley Cyrus, Cher and, of course, Britney Spears.
The Voice finale also welcomed performances from Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Luke Bryan and one last hurrah for the coaches, Blake Shelton, Christina, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine.
Finally, it was time to declare a winner. Carson brought Sawyer, Koryn, Meghan and Joshua up on stage and announced the results. In forth place: Koryn Hawthorne; in third: Joshua Davis; and finally, the winner: Sawyer Fredericks!
Sawyer won season 8 of The Voice, but, more importantly, he won a brand new Nissan car and a record contract with Republic Records. Next stop: stardom?
The Voice will return with a brand new season in the fall.