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May 19, 2015 11:10 PM

The Voice season 8 has come to an end, and Sawyer Fredericks has been crowned the winner.

With performances by Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and Luke Bryan, the singing competition once again provided a star-studded finale. But despite the night’s star power, the attention was on the final four contestants Tuesday night.

Fredericks and Koryn Hawthorne of Team Pharrell, Joshua Davis of Team Adam and Meghan Linsey of Team Blake spent the season battling it out in hopes of taking home the prize.

After an emotion-filled night of performances that wowed the judges and viewers at home, the season 8 winner was revealed.

“To have America just embrace my music and embrace me has been amazing,” Fredericks said. “I almost don’t know what to say. I can say ‘thank you’ but it’s just not enough.”

He ended the show by singing his original song, “Please,” with his parents and coach Williams joining him on stage. Fredericks held back tears as he sang but had the biggest smile on his face.

The 16-year-old had been a fan favorite since the very beginning.

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Fredericks had all the judges turning their chairs within seconds of hearing him sing during the blind auditions.

The farm boy at heart, who was the youngest of the bunch, stepped out of his comfort zone to fulfill his dream of performing and sharing his love for music.

On Team Pharrell since the beginning, this young man consistently gave moving performances throughout the season while charming the viewers with his guitar playing skills and oh-so-sweet smiles.

Despite not being his coach, Christina Aguilera solidified her support for Fredericks from the very beginning, calling him a “frontrunner” and a “standout.”

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