Sawyer Fredericks may be the new champion of ‘The Voice,’ but he’s not sticking around Hollywood for long! The 16-year-old singer opened up to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about why he’s so excited to head home to his farm…and much more. Check out our interview!
Music is definitely in Sawyer Fredericks’ future, but a celebrity lifestyle? Not so much! The 16-year-old winner of The Voice is so ‘excited’ to head home to his family’s farm now that he’s won the show, and spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about what’s coming up next. Read our full Q&A here!
Sawyer Fredericks’ Farm: Why He’s Excited To Get Home After ‘The Voice’
All season long, viewers have connected with the fact that Sawyer is a unique kid from a small town, and he’s not letting go of that even though he’s well-recognized around the country now!
Sawyer dished to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about his future, being on The Voice, working with Pharrell, singing with John Fogerty and MORE. Read it here:
Do you want to get back to the farm anytime soon?
I kind of want to get back to the farm, just to get a little break from all this. So I’m excited to get back home!
What drew you away from that small town to join the show, even though you want to go back?
What are you most looking forward to on your first day off?
I hope the day off is on my farm! I’m really excited to get back to that. I would like to take in all the open space and the nature. It is amazing!
Do you ever want to move to Los Angeles?
I do not want to move to L.A.
Can you give some more background on everything that happened with Ray LaMontagne?
As far as I know, the song was written especially for me. I got a text from Ray and he sent me the song that he wanted me to record. Just getting that was amazing. I’m just so happy right now!
What was the best part, aside from winning?
I mean, the whole thing has been amazing. I believe the best part is meeting all these amazing people and making all these great connections. Everybody has so many great ideas, and just meeting everybody and hearing their voice is amazing. That was the best part for me.
What other contestants would you like to work with from the show?
Oh, there are so many artists on the show that are amazing. So many of them are amazing writers, as well! I would like to work with Mia Z, but it would take me a long time to put down a list of all the people I’d like to work with. But I would love to sing with a lot of the other Top 20 contestants!
What did you learn about Pharrell this season that you didn’t expect?
Working with him has been amazing, he’s an amazing person. I feel like I learned so much. I couldn’t have asked for a better coach, and he has really helped me through it all. He wanted me true to myself and to enjoy the music and that’s what I did!
How did you feel going into the finale? Were you nervous?
I was nervous singing with John Fogerty! But I was excited for the night to perform with the Top 20, it was fun. I wasn’t nervous about winning or losing because I knew I would be happy no matter what. I was just happy for the night.
What was it like singing with John?
It was amazing to meet him and perform with him! I feel so blessed! I love CCR and John Fogerty. These songs were the first songs I learned on guitar.
What was the first thing your parents told you after you won?
My dad said that he was proud of me. My family has been very proud of me through this whole thing, and they will always be proud of me.
What would be great advice for someone trying out next season?
The biggest advice is to stay true to yourself and not really worry what other people think. If you just play music, you’ll be fine!
Has your voice fully changed, since you are so young? And are you scared for when it does?
I mean, every day I’m worrying about that! Some days, my head voice is gone and I have to find different notes to hit. When I was younger, and writing songs, I was singing with my head voice, but as I got older, my voice dropped and I tried to tune my guitar down and figure out how to sing my songs. It was very difficult at the time, and my voice is still changing. So, we’ll see how it goes!
Are you OK with now being a celebrity?
I’m not and I don’t think I ever will be!
How many hats do you actually own?
I own three and I got my first hat when I was 11 years old at an antique store. I have always loved them.
Will this be your style moving forward?
I think it will be!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Sawyer’s plans for the future?
— Alyssa Norwin