Blake: Cassadee Pope was 'destined to be a star'
'Voice' coach gushes over Season 3 winner
"Voice" coach Blake Shelton is still in awe of his winning contestant Cassadee Pope, insisting the singer was destined to become a superstar. During her very first blind audition, all four judges -- Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine -- turned their chairs around for the 23-year-old pop-rock singer.
It was during that very first meeting that the country crooner told Pope, "An artist isn't an artist unless they're not like anybody else. You can look at these three coaches sitting here. There's nobody else on earth like them, and they're superstars. There is nobody else like you, and I believe with 200 per cent of my heart that you, Cassadee, are a superstar. That's the truth." And months later, with the Season 3 title to her name and a record deal with Universal Music Group, Shelton is still enamored with his shining singer.
He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "She's magic. She's just a special artist that God gave a little extra to. I wish I could sit here and scientifically explain to y'all what it is about her, but the truth is none of us can explain it. She's just one of those special people that is destined to be a star. Here's the truth: I'm here for Cassadee as long as she wants me to be here for her. That girl is family to me, I love her so much. I know a lot about the entertainment industry and I’m going to defend her against what I know about it, and be there as a friend."
Season 4 of "The Voice" debuts Monday, March 25, on NBC.
Blake is the best coach on the show simply because he allows his performers to be themselves and just finds those hidden areas of talent they don't even know they have......He is intelligent music wise and brings out the best without over doing it....That is why Terry and Cassadee went to the finals.....Terry, and Nicholas, will both do very well.
As for Cassadee, Blkae found the country-pop side of her and brought that front and center....She has "it" and will be a major star.....She tells a story with all it's emotion when she sings, something few can do today......In time Cassadee will follow singers like Jennifer Hudson, Katherine McPhee and Carrie Underwood and move into TV and films besides recordings and concerts!!!
Congrat to Cassadee and Blake, see you two in March!