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‘The Voice’ Season 8: Can Joshua Davis Win Over Teen Sawyer Fredericks?

Joshua Davis is right on the edge of the big win. The Voice finalist is about to show the judges and the world that his voice could be the voice. Since Joshua’s first song in the blind auditions, The Voice judges and audience have been loving what they hear of Joshua’s voice. The 37-year-old Davis is much older than the other competitors, and that’s part of the attraction for audiences. In such a teen dominated industry, it’s inspiring to see a thirty-something husband and father of two rise to the top!

Of the three other The Voice finalists, farm boy Sawyer Fredericks is only 16, and preacher’s kid Koryn Hawthorne is 17. The fourth singer is Meghan Linsey, 29, who’s already been down the road to fame once before with her voice. Meghan was one-half of the duo Steel Magnolias, whose single “Keep on Lovin’ You” rose to number four on the country charts. But the voice to beat is Sawyer Fredericks, of Team Blake Shelton.

Fredericks’ songs shoot up the iTunes chart, and he’s pretty much owned the show for awhile. His cover of May Erlewine’s “Shine On” is at 18 on the charts. That’s kind of special when you consider that his mentor, Blake Shelton, is at number 19. “Shine On” wasn’t even well known before Sawyer and his voice made it big! Katie Ett, writing for Trade Sport Insider thinks Fredericks’ success with the unknown song proves he has what it takes to be a star.

“It just proves that Sawyer can take anything and turn it into a national hit. Also he’s adorable. Also his hair is perfect. Also he’s a farmer.”

But that doesn’t mean it’s over for Joshua and Team Adam. Joshua and his voice have supporters all over the world. His #DavisNation of fans are all getting ready to vote for him tonight on The Voice finals.

There’s something sweet and honest about the old guy in the race. In an earlier interview with the Lansing State Journal (from his home state of Michigan), Davis talked about who he is as a performer; how it’s more about his identity than his voice.

“At this point, the only thing I have is being genuine and being what I’ve crafted as my sound the past 15 years. I can’t do the runs and crazy range stuff, but I can do what I do, and that seems to be working and something that resonates with people.”

It is working! Whether or not Joshua Davis wins The Voice, he’s won the hearts of a lot of new fans.

The Voice airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

[Image via Lansing State Journal]

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