If there is one major problem with “The Voice” finishing its third season so close to Christmas, it’s that it is hardly giving its winner in Cassadee Pope enough time to really go out there and celebrate her win prior to talk shows going off of the air. This is bad news for her when it comes to her attempts to cross over to a larger audience, which is something that she and any other contestant on a singing competition very much needs.
However, she did at least get an opportunity to hit up the stage of “Live! with Kelly and Michael” this week, where she performed one of her most-popular songs from the show in Miranda Lambert’s “Over You.” It is interesting to see just how much she has changed as an artist already over the course of the season: going into this, she was strictly a pop / rock singer that was very close to Avril Lavigne or Michelle Branch; now, she seems to be to be angling more and more for a career as an edgier version of Taylor Swift who can cross over from pop to country. This could work well, given that Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill have been able to do this at times in their own careers.
Ultimately, what Cassadee is doing here is very smart in that she is capturing the strengths of her mentor in Blake Shelton, and thus seems primed to have a much better career than either Javier Colon or Jermaine Paul, who were each a bit dated almost from the get-go when it came to their music. (We still have no idea how the latter won, save for the massive contingent of Blake fans out there.)
If you want to see what Cassadee had to say about wanting Blake on her album, be sure to head on over to the link here.