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Yes, ‘The Voice’s’ Damien Lawson totally did sing the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ theme song

The king of power ballads hits all the right nostalgic notes.

Mar 1, 2020, 3:12 pm*

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BY CASEY RACKHAM

Damien Lawson is the king of power ballads on season 7 of The Voice, but during Monday (Dec. 8) night’s Top 5 performances, he proved that he knows how to take a breather and have some fun with the crowd.

During his second time on stage—yes, it’s gotten to the point in the competition where everyone sings two songs—he sang a seriously uplifting rendition of Paula Cole’s Dawson’s Creek‘s theme song, “I Don’t Want to Wait.” And, honestly, if you closed your eyes, you could basically see the opening montage of Dawson, Joey, and Pacey frolicking through Capeside, Mass. It was a glorious trip down memory lane.

“When [Adam Levine] first played the song, I was like, ‘Are you serious—the Dawson’s Creek song?” Lawson tells Zap2it after his performance. “But it does have a great message. It says, ‘Right now.’ So that to me was a special moment because the time is now. You want to do what you can now and not wait until tomorrow because tomorrow is not promised.”

Although fans of Dawson’s Creek might have enjoyed Lawson’s performance, it will be interesting to see how the rest of The Voice‘s viewers respond to his song choice. The Team Adam singer usually goes for slower, more powerful songs, so “I Don’t Want to Wait” might not suit all of his fans. Either they’ll be on board, or they’ll be wishing he had stuck to his usual tunes. 

The Voice airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm ET on NBC.

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2014, 2:00 pm