Michigan’s Joshua Davis takes third on ‘The Voice’

Joshua Davis and Kristen Lowe of 7&4 News. (May 19, 2015)


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (WOOD) — Joshua Davis made it to the season finale of “The Voice,” but in the end, America chose Sawyer Fredericks to win NBC’s hit singing competition.

Fredericks, who was on Team Pharrell, was announced as the winner at the end of Tuesday night’s finale.

Davis, a Detroit native who now lives in Traverse City, was on Team Adam and took third place.

Meghan Linsey from Team Blake took second place and Koryn Hawthorne from Team Pharrell took fourth.

All of the finalists took home a new Nissan as a prize for making it to the Top 4.

Davis performed “The Workingman’s Hymn” — which he wrote — during Monday’s episode of the two-part finale.

Before Tuesday’s finale show, he said he was grateful for the experience no matter what the outcome.

“I feel like, win or lose this thing, I’m coming away with so much knowledge, I’ve grown so much through this, I’ve made incredible friends,” Davis told 7&4 News’ Kristen Lowe, who traveled to California for the finale. “Hopefully I’ve represented Michigan in the best way possible. I’m just grateful to have made it this far, grateful to be here and excited to get back home.”

Davis performed with Sheryl Crow during the finale. When asked what the singer-songwriter is like in real life, Davis said she is “amazingly nice” and that he’s “super excited” to perform with her.

It was a long, six-month journey for Davis, with a lot of time spent away from home. He told Lowe that he first plans to head back to Traverse City, spend time with his family, “fire up the grill” and “have a couple beers.”

But after that, it’s back to work.

“There’s going to be another album in the future, some tours,” Davis said. “I’m going to keep doing what I do, but hopefully this has just brought a little supercharge to my career.”

Davis also gave a shout out to his home state.

“Hopefully I can continue to shine light on what we have in Michigan, the incredible music scene, the incredible communities we have going on – there’s a lot of great work going on in Michigan,” he said.

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