Sawyer wins “The Voice”

(NBC) The moment was dramatic, if not a surprise.

Sawyer Fredericks, the folk-singing teen from Fultonville, New York had been a front runner on “The Voice” most of the season. Now, he’s the show’s champion.

Fredericks beat out Nashville’s Meghan Linsey for the crown and earned praise from his coach.

“When I was 16, I did not sound like that. He’s an anomaly. It’s something else,” said Pharrell Williams.

The second place finish was a validation for Linsey. She traded a career in country for a soulful sound.

“For the show to let me be me on this kind of a platform is just huge,” Linsey said afteward.

Folk rocker Joshua Davis finished third, and 17-year-old Koryn Hawthorne fourth.

Fredericks, the farm kid who made bowler hats a fashion statement, now has a new car and a recording contract waiting

“The Voice” returns for a new season in the fall.

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