Cassadee Pope, Nicholas David and Terry McDermott sang their hearts out this season, but only one would take home the top prize Tuesday night on The Voice.
Following a star-studded live finale with special appearances by Smokey Robinson, Rihanna, The Killers, Avril Lavigne, Peter Frampton, Bruno Mars and Kelly Clarkson as well performances from contestants past, 23-year-old Cassadee Pope was crowned the winner of season three in the presence of the singer’s friends and family.
“I’m feeling amazing. Thank you to everyone who voted for me,” said a shell-shocked Pope after bringing in a second win for Team Blake. Last season, Shelton’s mentee Jermaine Paul was also declared a winner.
Terry McDermott, 35, also of Team Blake, placed third and Nicholas David, 31, of Cee Lo Green’s team took the third spot.
Pope’s big win brings her $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group.
Season four will premiere next spring. Shakira and Usher will take a seat alongside Shelton and Levine in Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green’s absence.