Sawyer Fredericks “Take Me To The River” And “Shine On” The Voice Video: Watch!
Sawyer Fredericks gave two standout performances of “Take Me To The River” and “Shine On” on Monday’s “The Voice.” Watch below!
Though some of his competitors have been gaining ground, Fredericks remains the favorite among many to win season 8. With two performances for the Top 6 round, he showed exactly why. The teen first took on “Shine On” in honor of his mom, explaining that the song “means a lot” to her. Adam Levine told him afterwards, “That was one of my favorite performances of the night because it was so perfectly executed and soulful and engaging. I wouldn’t be able to ask for anything more. I think that you’re unbelievable.”
Fredericks later sang the much-covered “Take Me To The River,” surrounded by backup dancers for a performance much different than any other he’s done this season. “Man, you sing so amazing. That’s all you have to do. People can run around you and do flips, and it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter,” said Blake Shelton. He then more pointedly said, looking at Fredericks’ coach Pharrell with jealousy, “It doesn’t freakin’ matter.”
Pharrell admitted he was unfamiliar with this version of the Al Green track, but Fredericks’ performance more than won him over. “We’re so used to you staying planted with the guitar,” said the singer-rapper-producer, before asking the audience, “Did he not work the stage, ladies?” Not surprisingly, a lot of applause ensued. Watch both performances below!