Sawyer Fredericks Comes Out on Top on “The Voice”

Posted on May 20, 2015

Sawyer Fredericks is the winner of the Eighth Season of “The Voice” talent show. Fredericks is only 16 years old and lives on a farm in upstate New York. He has a powerful voice that sounds more mature than you would expect in a teenager. He also accompanies himself on the guitar on some songs.

Fredericks sang a medley of Creedence Clearwater Revival hits with his idol John Fogerty on the season’s final show. Fogerty sounded fantastic, but I feel like Fredericks doesn’t quite have the right voice to be singing with him. The tunes would have sounded better if Fogerty sang all the lyrics. Having said that, I think that it was nice that a teenager would want to sing with someone as old as Fogerty.

Fredericks seems like a nice guy, and I am happy for him. However, I don’t think the producers of “The Voice” should let someone as young as him participate on the show. It’s just way too much pressure and exposure for someone who is 16 years old. It would be better for Fredericks if he were singing in the drama productions at his high school. Sam Tabar expressed the concept that too much fame at too early of an age can warp a person. I think that’s what happened with Michael Jackson.