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Sawyer Fredericks' return to The Voice was Season 10's most divisive moment

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Sawyer Fredericks is more controversial than any of The Voice's current contestants

Sawyer Fredericks won The Voice by a mile in Season 8, just as Jordan Smith did last season and just as Alisan Porter is expected to for Season 10. But a contestant can win the show and still cultivate a very vocal group of detractors. This was certainly the case for Fredericks, who many viewers maintain won because of his charm and beautiful head of hair, and not because of his singing ability. While everybody pretty much universally loves Jordan Smith, Fredericks remains a surprisingly divisive figure, as evidenced during tonight's brief return to The Voice.

Sawyer Fredericks is more controversial than any of The Voice's current contestants
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The chief goal of Fredericks' visit was not to create controversy, but rather, to promote his new album. He performed his single "4 Pockets," and while he looked right at home on stage, he just didn't capture the magic of some of this season's best and brightest contestants. The problem may have been the song rather than his voice, but that doesn't bode well for the future of his album.

Sawyer Fredericks is more controversial than any of The Voice's current contestants
Image: NBC

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I'm certainly not the only person disappointed by Fredericks' lackluster return to The Voice. Several unhappy viewers spoke out about the Season 8 champ on Twitter. Their rather mean-spirited commentary made my mild disappointment seem like pro-Fredericks accolades.

As always, Fredericks has ardent supporters, so I wasn't surprised to see plenty of positive feedback. Say what you want about his musical style, it's clear that Fredericks knows how to garner viewer support.

Despite what the haters claim, Fredericks is not completely devoid of talent. He has a calming voice and a nice stage presence. However, his appearance on The Voice was definitely not the exciting homecoming I anticipated. Hopefully, the other songs on his album are more enjoyable than "4 Pockets." Otherwise, I fear Fredericks will be just another Voice champ with a lackluster career.

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Sawyer Fredericks is more controversial than any of The Voice's current contestants
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