Sawyer Fredericks “Iris” The Voice Video: 16-Year-Old Tears Up During First Love Song
Sawyer Fredericks‘ take on “Iris” on Monday’s “The Voice” led him to tear up during his as-strong-as-ever performance. Check out the video below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, at just 16 years old, Fredericks is not only the youngest competitor, but has been one of the favorites from the start. After taking on John Lennon’s “Imagine” last week, he sailed into the Top 10 under the guidance of his coach Pharrell. And based on his new performance of the Goo Goo Dolls’ biggest hit, it looks like Fredericks won’t be going anywhere any time soon.
Backed by some seriously powerful violinists, Fredericks, who, given his young age, noted that he’s never been in love and hasn’t really sung love songs before, became glassy-eyed as the momentum of the performance picked up. The singer has some stunning eyes already, but there’s was no mistaking the watery, glistening going on during the emotional performance.
“We always talk about what a great singer you are. I don’t know that we talk about how powerful your voice is,” Blake Shelton told him afterward. “It’s got this softness and then it just pushes the pedal and it gets loud and raspy. Freakin’ good.”
Christina Aguilera even seemed frustrated by Fredericks’ success, and told him his performance was “awesome as usual.” And Pharrell said to his contestant, “It went totally the way you wanted it to go. You captured everybody’s attention in the room. That big voice, like Blake said, it’s just crazy how you go zero to 60 in like three seconds. When you hit that big note, it’s like the whole room felt it. True or false?”
At that point, the live audience roared. Pharrell went on to tell Fredericks, You’re special, you’re rare… We need more 16-year-olds in this country like you.” Watch the video below!