Sawyer Fredericks fans overwhelmed out latest poll for “The Voice,” declaring the young singer as the greatest winner in the show’s history. We created our poll a few days ago, and the Season 8 champion is the top choice of an amazing 68% of the 2,800 people who voted.
Fredericks is the only champ coached by Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams. The Connecticut native performed the songs “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” “Collide”, “Trouble,” “Imagine,” “Iris,” “Simple Man,” “Shine On,” “Take Me to the River,” “For What It’s Worth,” “A Thousand Years,” “Old Man,” “Summer Breeze,” and “Please” during his winning season.
The next closest competitor in our poll was Danielle Bradbery. The Season 4 champ for coach Blake Shelton was far behind with 23% of support. Another Team Blake member, Sundance Head from the most recent completed Season 11, had 5% of the vote.
The only others showing signs of support were Cassadee Pope (Team Blake, Season 3) with 2% and Jordan Smith (Team Adam Levine, Season 9) with 2%. The remaining artists in the poll were Javier Colon (Team Adam, Season 1), Jermaine Paul (Team Blake, Season 2), Tessanne Chin (Team Adam, Season 5), Josh Kaufman (Team Usher, Season 6), Craig Wayne Boyd (Team Blake, Season 7), and Alisan Porter (Team Christina Aguilera, Season 10).
NBC is back for Season 12, currently airing blind auditions for coaches Levine and Shelton plus Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani. Here are our power rankings for the artists from Monday, February 27 (written by Denton Davidson), from Tuesday, February 28 (written by John Benutty), and from Thursday, March 2 (written by Benutty). Who is your favorite for this new season? Agree or disagree with our rankings so far?
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums.