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A Conversation With 'The Voice' Winner Sawyer Fredericks

May 28th, 2015 12:04pm EDT
Sawyer Fredericks After 'The Voice':  What's Next For The Winner
Congratulations, you've just won The Voice...now what? That's the question in front of teenage folk singing phenom Sawyer Fredericks, who took home the title for Team Pharrell last week and now has a whole (hopefully long) career in front of him.

Sawyer took time out of his increasingly busy schedule to chat with us last week about his reaction to winning and what we should expect to hear from him in the future. But firstly, has what just happened even sunk in yet?

"I don't think it fully has," he laughed. "I think once I have a little bit of downtime, it will."

Although his fellow final...
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A Conversation With 'The Voice' Second Place Finisher Meghan Linsey

May 27th, 2015 12:02pm EDT
Meghan Linsey After 'The Voice': 'I've Always Sung This Way'
Our The Voice retrospective interviews continue with second place finisher Meghan Linsey, who represented Team Blake in the finals and also reinvented herself from one half of a country duo into one heck of a soul singer. How does it feel for Meghan now that the season is over?

"It feels really good to be back," she told us. "I slept in my bed last night and I feel like I'm coming out on the other side of all this and it's starting to sink in.

"It's interesting," Meghan added with a laugh. "I sang with Kelly Clarkson on Tuesday night and I don't think I really realized I sang with Kelly C...
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A Conversation With Team Adam's Joshua Davis

May 26th, 2015 12:06pm EDT
Joshua Davis After 'The Voice': 'I'm Excited About The Future'
Our The Voice exit interviews continue today with Joshua Davis, the singer-songwriter from Team Adam who came in third during last Tuesday's finale. He might not have won, but he did leave a great impression on national audiences and remains one of the show's most endearing artists.

"I was not surprised at all," he said of the final results when we caught up with him back home in Michigan. "I think we all knew for weeks that Sawyer [Fredericks] was going to be the one.

"The whole thing was just a big win for me, to be honest," Joshua continued. "I never thought I'd make it past the blinds...
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A Conversation With Team Pharrell's Koryn Hawthorne

May 25th, 2015 12:03pm EDT
Koryn Hawthorne After 'The Voice': 'This Has Been An Amazing Jou
We know you're bummed that The Voice is over, so this week we sat down with all four of your finalists for one last conversation about season 8. First up is Team Pharrell's spirited pop singer and fourth place finisher, Koryn Hawthorne.

"This has been an amazing journey and an amazing ride," Koryn told us in our exit interview, "and I'm so thankful to be a part of just the Voice legacy."

While the audience at home waited to find out who would be named the winner last Tuesday, she might have been the calmest finalist in the history of the show.

"I didn't really think about it too much," s...
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'The Voice' Names Its New Winner!

May 20th, 2015 9:40am EDT
Sawyer Fredericks Wins 'The Voice' For Team Pharrell
In a conclusion that seemed to be forgone, Sawyer Fredericks of Team Pharrell was named the eighth winner of The Voice on Tuesday night. Fredericks beat out Team Blake's Meghan Linsey (the runner-up), Team Adam's Joshua Davis (third place) and his own teammate Koryn Hawthorne (fourth place) to claim the trophy.

After the celebration was over, Sawyer and Pharrell joined the media to give their first reactions to the good news. Read on for what they had to say and our take on what Sawyer's victory means for The Voice, which will be back for its ninth season this fall.

"You've got to think a...
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Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams Ready For Tonight's Finale

May 19th, 2015 9:42am EDT
Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams On 'The Voice' Journey
Continuing our look at each of the duos remaining on The Voice, after Monday night's last performance show we checked in with Koryn Hawthorne and her coach, Pharrell Williams.

What does Pharrell think is so special about Koryn (and her teammate and fellow finalist, Sawyer Fredericks)? What was it like for Koryn to record a song written by Pharrell? They told us on the red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood.

"This whole journey has just been life-changing and amazing. I've grown so much as an artist, but I've grown as a person also," reflected Koryn. "It gets me emotional because I'm so...
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Unforgettable Musical Moments On 'David Letterman Show'

May 17th, 2015 3:00pm EDT
Incredible Musical Guest Performances On 'The David Letterman Sh
David Letterman is nothing short of a cultural icon – he is one of the preeminent entertainers in the game. As incredible a comedian and talk show host as he is, one of Letterman’s greatest contributions to pop culture are the musical guests and their respective performances that have graced his show. With The Late Show With David Letterman ending May 20, 2015, celebrating the most memorable and unforgettable musical moments from the show is only fitting.

The question becomes, where do you begin when you examine a plethora of music performances on both Late Night With David Letterman...
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'SNL' Season 40 Finale – We Grade The Sketches

May 17th, 2015 9:25am EDT
SNL Season 40 Finale
In recent “SNL” history, the season finale has been reserved for familiar faces. Year 40 was no different, with Louis C.K. hosting for the third time in as many seasons and Rihanna making her fifth appearance as musical guest. Finales often have a celebratory air, with an overabundance of cameos, or an ode to the upcoming summer, or a farewell to departing talent, but there was not much of that this time. Instead, this was a fairly standard Season 40 episode, with a focus on original material that was best when it got weird. Unfortunately, it did not go weird often enough, and what resulted...
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'The Voice' Finalists Announced

May 13th, 2015 9:33am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Your Four Season 8 Finalists Are...
On Tuesday, The Voice unveiled the four finalists that the show will carry to next week's finals. It's only the second time since the series moved to its current format that there have been four finalists, with the Twitter Instant Save replacing last season's Wild Card as the last free pass back into the competition.

This season has been nail-bitingly tough, with three of the four coaches having just one artist remaining going into the semifinals - a change of pace from how things usually play out by this point, where one coach (usually named Adam Levine or Blake Shelton) has a numerical a...
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Dolly Parton Movie To Air On NBC

May 12th, 2015 2:06pm EDT
Dolly parton
NBC has revealed that the first of its made-for-television films about Dolly Parton while be titled "Coat Of Many Colors" and will focus on the country star's early years. The title is a song the singer wrote in 1971 about a coat Parton's mother knitted her out of rags when she was a child.

The network announced in January that it would be developing a series of TV movies based on the star's life and career.

Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, said Parton would produce the series, but no other details were released such as a premiere date or cast info.

It isn't the first time Gre...
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