Cassadee Pope calls Blake Shelton a 'proud papa'
Season 3 'Voice' winner talks about her mentor, win and more
Cassadee Pope is grateful.
And one of the first people the 23-year-old singer wanted to thank when she won on "The Voice" was her mentor, Blake Shelton, whom she called a "proud papa."
"He's a really respectful man, so I think (he) tends to be a little more protective over girls or women," Pope told THR. "He was like that with a lot of the girls on team in the beginning. I was just lucky enough to spend a little more time with him and get to know him on a personal level."
Pope said it was Shelton who convinced her to blend country music in with her pop and rock style. The country star also helped Pope pick some of her most successful songs including "Over You," a proven hit for his wife, Miranda Lambert.
"We click so well," Pope said of Shelton. "We have the same sense of humor and we're goofy, we talk about silly things that they were never able to air."
The Florida native, who used to be in the group, Hey Monday, beat out soulful singer Nicholas David and Scottish native Terry McDermott on Tuesday's two-hour finale. Pope also got to perform with the Killers, Kelly Clarkson and her idol, Avril Lavigne. Pope, who sang several of Lavigne's tunes throughout Season 3, dreamed of doing a duet with Lavigne, she said.
"It was so nerve-wracking because all I wanted was her approval and for her to like me," Pope said. "She was very sweet and kind. And she was saying congratulations even before I was announced the winner."
Pope won a record deal with Universal and hopes to move quickly to release a single by January, she said.
Season 4 of "The Voice" debuts Monday, March 25, on NBC.
From what I have seen throughout this season of "The Voice," I see a number of parallels with other entertainers. Shania Twain was nothing before she met Mutt Lange, and she has been pretty much out of the picture since her divorce from Mutt Lange. Carrie Underwood (American Idol's version of Cassadee Pope) is a Simon Cowell production. And Cassadee Pope is a Blake Shelton production. Give her a few years and let's see if her recordings are in the $11 box or the $5 box.
I hope that the other two finalists are not ignored (like Bo Bice was on American Idol). Terry McDermott is a genuine rocker. And Nicholas David is very unconventional in appearance, but is definitely versatile (that medley was AWESOME).
just think back.... what was the first tv singing contest u watched and where is the winner now?? most are GONE. oh yeah, they do pop up here and there but.....
do you wanna know who are the true winners???? THE PRODUCERS AND JUDGES. they make tons of money off theses kids. vote the kid off - thats it for the kid. PRODUCERS AND JUDGES still get money. the eventual winner? THE PRODUCERS, who have a record company and managing company and the kids sign with them. who wins? THE PRODUCERS. kids make a cd and it stinks and *POOF* they are gone. who gets most of the CD $$$$? THE RECORD COMPANY and MANAGER. kids? maybe 15-28% of the sales - before taxes. we wont count "hidden" fees. AINT LIFE A B..ATCH????
HEY ALL YA DANG ALL! we can cry about her win (i too think she shud NOT have won - too cooke cutter) but at least blake takes interest in his charges. he took some of his team on tour with him, keeps in touch, etc. make it or break it is what she will do.
and PUH-lease dont call her rock...pop rock more like it. until she sounds like ann wilson, bonnie tyler, pat benatar,annie lennox, tina turner, etc, she is P-O-P!
adam didnt do anything for his winner. ZIP
its best cee lo and christina LEAVE for nexgt season. he costs his team with his song choices and lets face it, juliet simms song sucked - he is mentoring her.
xtina? SHE DONT WANT NO ONE ON STAGE TO STEAL HER GLITZ/GLAMORE.
maybe shakira and usher will be better. but.......it will still be tweeners/teeners/tin ears voting. dump the I-Tunes x10 voting procedure.