The Voice Season 8 Performance Finale: Watch Videos of the Best and Worst …

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‘The Voice’ 2015: What Top 4 contestant Joshua Davis needs to do to win.

Four very different artists have made it to this season’s finale of – a farm boy from a small town, a young powerhouse vocalist, a father from the festival circuit, and a singer trying to make it as a solo act after spending years in a duo.

Koryn Hawthorne and Sawyer Fredericks from Team Pharrell, Joshua Davis from Adam Levine’s team, and Meghan Linsey from Blake Shelton’s team competed in the finale, singing three times for America’s vote. Standout performance: “Make It Rain” by Foy Vance, Hawthorne received a standing ovation from all four judges and competing coach Aguilera called this her “best performance yet.” Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries, “I can be the new Elena!” she offered. “Stefan, we’re going to get back together, then we’re going to break up and I’m going to get with Damon!” Standout performance: “Fields of Gold” by Sting, one week after landing in the bottom three, this performance landed Davis on the top of the iTunes charts! Driving up the coast, finding places to camp and hike, that’s where it’s at for me.” Secret talents: Juggling and magic, “My daughter is getting to the point where she’s like, ‘Come on, Dad!’ She’s 9,” the father of two noted.

May 19 — Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Linsey, Koryn Hawthorne, Sawyer Fredericks, Joshua Davis — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC) (NBC) So far, it’s been an unlikely run for the Traverse City resident, who has won over fans on Season 8, first starting on Team Blake Shelton, only to be stolen away from his new coach, Team Adam Levine. Of course, that was many, many weeks ago, and today the folk/roots singer is in the Top 4 of NBC’s “The Voice,” a singing competition that has established itself in the ratings, but has yet to produce a major superstar. For her first song, she sang “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown, and it was the perfect song choice for her impressively low and booming voice.

She took command of the stage and set the bar high for the evening. “That performance right there proves why you deserve to be in this finale,” Shelton said. As for his chances, one blogger says if it weren’t for Sawyer Fredericks, the Marquette-born singer (who graduated from Berkley High School near Detroit and lived many years in Lansing while performing with the popular band Steppin’ In It) would probably win it all. “If it weren’t for Sawyer, I would peg him for the win. Prior to competing on the show, she already had a career in music, but The Voice marks the beginning of her solo career after her breakup with her ex-boyfriend led to her band’s split. In his homecoming concert at the State Theatre in Traverse City, he admitted to fans that he’s a little uncomfortable with all the attention and fanfare.

Singing “Change My Mind,” Fredericks, the youngest contestant left in the competition, sang a duet of “Summer Breeze” with Pharrell for his first performance. Raise it to a new level. • Be true to himself: I know I just said that he needs to show an edgier side, but he also can’t be so 180 degrees that it throws off the fan base. Pharrell joined Hawthorne on stage for their duet of a funky rendition of “We Can Work It Out.” It was a fun and bouncy performance, and the two sounded great together.

Carson Daly sat down with Davis and his coach, Levine, to talk about Davis’ journey on the season, starting with when he chose Shelton during the Blind Auditions. Listen to “Behind the Mitten,” a radio show co-hosted by John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman about Michigan beer, food, festivals and the people who make it happen! It wasn’t as tight as her first performance, as there was a sense that she isn’t quite fully comfortable with the song yet, but it was still very strong.

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