‘The Voice’ Contender Cassadee Pope Wants a Vulnerable Moment: ‘I’d Love to Do a Ballad.’

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Cassadee Pope is ready to show her softer side on NBC’s The Voice.

The contestant, who is on Blake Shelton‘s team on the singing competition show, has been performing mostly upbeat, fast pop songs such as Avril Lavigne’s “My Happy Ending” thus far.

“I’ve been doing pretty up-tempo, aggressive things so I really want to have a vulnerable moment,” Pope told Celebuzz after last Monday’s live show. “I’d love to do a ballad and just have it either acoustic or stripped down or something to where it’s just an intimate setting.”

She continued, “It’s a very big set and a lot of people, but I want to make it like we’re in a small venue on my tour and I’m just singing a ballad from my album and make it like that.”

Pope is a fan favorite in the singing competition and is no stranger to fame, having been the former lead singer for the band Hey Monday. However, the singer says her experience on The Voice and in the band are completely different. “Obviously The Voice is a different experience on its own,” she said. “It just doesn’t compare.”

Of her time in the band she said, “There were times when we were so gelled and we were getting it together and always agreed on everything but my goal [was] to be bigger than what we were and I’m not sure everyone kind of agreed on the kind of music.”

“I was at a point where I was like, ‘You know what? I don’t want to beat a dead horse. I want to end it while we’re young and do our own things,’” she explained. “And, hey, if we come together again some day, then, hey, we’ll do it and have fun with it.”

On last week’s live show, Pope won the hearts of fans by pulling off an amazing performance of Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” including hitting a very high note that she wasn’t sure she could make herself.

“I’m so happy that Blake pushed me to do the original key, because I was trying to do it lower and I guess I just didn’t believe in myself enough to do it,” she said. “He believes in me just more than I ever did in myself. It just shows. He emails me really encouraging stuff. And in this environment, I’m not the most comfortable because I’m not used to it. But, with someone like him as my coach, it’s made it so much more easy and comforting knowing that I’m doing great and I just keep doing what I’m doing.”

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 PM on NBC.

Are you a fan of Cassadee? What would you like to see her sing? Sound off in the comments below!

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