The writing was on the wall, so to say. Most people might knew in the back of their minds that "The Voice" Season 8 winner would be either Sawyer Fredericks or Meghan Linsey, as they clearly pipped Koryn Hawthorne and Joshua Davis in the last few weeks. Of course, Hawthorne came back strongly in the finale live performance, giving a sliver of hope that she could give the rest a close fight for the coveted title.
Host Carson Daly took almost two hours to declare the winner of "The Voice" Season 8. He first called out the finalist in the fourth place - Koryn Hawthorne from Team Pharrell, and the third-place contestant Joshua Davis from Team Adam. So, it came down to Sawyer Fredericks and Meghan Linsey as expected. Carson then declared Sawyer Fredericks as the winner of "The Voice" Season 8, placing Meghan second.
Pharrell Williams tasted his first win as a coach in his second term on "The Voice" through Sawyer, who almost sealed his position with his solid performance on Monday's live show. His rendition of Neil Young's "Old Man" and his original single "Please" (written by Ray LaMontagne) was superb.
Runner-up Meghan Linsey's journey in the competition was impressive. Her performance in the finale night might not have been up to expectations, but she was no doubt one of the most consistent singers in the competition. One can't deny her power, energy and rocking voice.
Joshua Davis became sort of an underdog in the competition after a good beginning. However, it was his consistent performance that took him this far. He is no doubt a talented singer, but it was almost clear from his performance in the couple of weeks leading to the finale that it won't be easy for him to win the title.
Fourth-place contestant Koryn Hawthorne never failed to impress her fans throughout the competition. Her rendition of James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" and her original track "Bright Fire" in the finale night was superb. In fact, her final performance made her one of the strong contenders of "The Voice" title. So, it came as a shock when she was placed fourth.
Well, Tuesday was a night to remember for music lovers with titillating performances from some of the biggest names in the music industry and participants of "The Voice." The night kicked off with top 20 contestants of the season performing Fun's "Carry On" and "Some Nights."
Davis hit the stage with Brian Johnson, Deanna Johnson, Corey Kent White and Nichole to perform "She Talks to Angels," Meghan Trainor sang her new single "Dear Future Husband" and Kelly Clarkson performed with Hawthorne.
Linsey then performed Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" with Sarah Potenza before coach Adam Levine took the stage with his band Maroon 5. Fredericks performed with John Fogerty, followed by a duet from Davis and Sheryl Crow.
Hawthorne performed Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" with India Carney, Mia Z, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Caitlin Caporale and Lexi Davila before Ed Sheeran sang "Photograph." Then Clarkson performed with Linsey, and Fredericks performed "Lie to Me' with Brooke Adee, Mia Z and Lowell Oakley. Coaches Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera performed together for the last time in the season before the winner was announced.