Season 3 winner of 'The Voice' crowned on a star-studded finale
After a full season of blind auditions, battle rounds, elimination rounds and live performances The Season 3 winner of “The Voice” was crowned on the live two-hour finale.
Warning: Spoilers ahead
After the emotional final performance show on Monday night, leader of indie band Hey Monday, turned solo artist, Cassadee Pope was crowned the season three winner of “The Voice.” The 23-year-old singer from Florida was rendered speechless, but managed to thank her fans and coach Blake Shelton.
Scottish native Terry McDermott was named the runner-up, with Nicholas David coming in third.
The finale was full of live performances with Rihanna opening with “Diamonds,” “American Idol’s” Kelly Clarkson singing “Catch My Breath,” Bruno Mars debuting his song “When I Was Your Man” and The Killers performing “Runaways.”
The finalists sang duets with their musical icons – David joined Smokey Robinson, McDermott performed with Peter Frampton and Pope got on stage to sing with her musical hero, Avril Lavigne.
And not even the coaches were exempt from getting on stage. With Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green leaving their positions as coaches for Season 4, it was the last time they’ll all be on stage together, and their choice to sing Green Day's "Time of Your Life” was fitting.
In another finale gesture by Green, the three finalists were presented with new cars.
And though the third season wrapped up, the promo for the next cycle was revealed, introducing the replacements for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green – new coaches Usher and Shakira.
With the diverse musical styles these artists bring, fingers crossed the premiere of Season 4 will also see the coaches, which also includes returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, collaborating up on stage.
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