On The Voice during the final six contestants of 2012 performance show on Tuesday, all of these talents upped their game in hopes of staying in the running after the votes have been turned in and have been counted. One such talent is Cassadee Pope, who really did her best to not only get her sound across, but to also listen to her coach (Blake Shelton) and carry on with his concepts as well.
And so, as the self-proclaimed pop rock singer went to work at rehearsals, she was assigned a song by country artist Rascal Flatts, a superstar with whom she was fortunate to have performed with last week on this very show. And so, as a nod to Shelton's country roots as well as Flatts' ability to tell a tale with a tune, Cassadee took on the song called Stand while putting her own stamp on the familiar anthem.
This particular performance by Pope was exuberant, heartfelt, and absolutely professional. It brought everyone to their feet in a well-deserved standing ovation while Christina Aguilera, who no longer has any contestants left in the competition, said, "I just don't mind being your co-coach supporter at this point."
Then this pop princess with soul told Pope that she had won her over. She said, "You're on the money... It's a lot to be able to connect with an audience and bring them in."
The she added an impressive, "You're an all around true star."
The next time this so-called "all around true star" hit the stage, she did so by covering an Avril Lavigne hit that is one of her all-time favorite songs. While practicing, Cassadee had a hard time rediscovering the song for her voice because she kept remembering how the Canadian singer approached the tune and brought it to the top of the charts.
However, finally, she and Blake worked it out so that by the time she hit The Voice stage with I'm With You, she was more than ready. You could tell she had found her own groove since when she belted out her own version Pope exuded sheer confidence while a constant billow of dry ice encircled this very enthusiastic singer who may just win this entire TV talent competition.
What do you think? Does The Voice have a real contender in Cassadee Pope who killed it last night on the hit NBC show under the auspices of Team Blake? Do you want Pope to win? If not, then who do you back? And will you return for the results show this evening on NBC? Thoughts? Thanks.