'The Voice's' Cassadee Pope Says the Possibility She'll Win Has 'Set In, for Sure' (VIDEO)
“I got to be part of paying respects to the people we lost and that’s something that I never thought I’d be able to accomplish,” she told reporters after Monday’s show of their tribute to the Sandy Hook shooting victims. “I had a voice now, so that felt great.”
And on a personal level, she said repeating her breakthrough performance of Miranda Lambert’s “Over You” also helped her touch upon her own feelings about the horrific tragedy, which took place on Friday in Newtown, Conn.
“It was great timing for me to be able to have a moment on my own to kind of pay my respects to Connecticut because [‘Over You’ is] a song about losing someone and I’m happy I got to do that on my own, in this dress I love and to a song that I love that my coach wrote it,” she said. “It just all felt so right.”
“It’s set in for sure,” the former Hey Monday singer said. “In my head I’ve been like ‘OK, so this is what’s going to happen if I win’ and it’s kind of just been there so it hasn’t set in that much but it might hit me tonight when I see iTunes -- hopefully it [the song] keeps climbing, that would be great.”
While Pope says that she is most proud of her performance of “Over You” this season, she indicated that an album of her own would be more similar to Kelly Clarkson.
“’Over You’ is a performance I’m very proud of,” she said. “I feel like visually and musically and vocally, that was my best performance, but if I were to give someone a preview of what’s to come from me I’d probably have to go with either tonight’s ‘Cry’ or ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes.’ I feel like those genres and those songs are very true to who I am and musically where I want to head.”
“I’d love to sing with her, for her, as her background singer, on her album as oohs aahs in a background,” she gushed over the original American Idol. “I love her so much and I respect her so much. It’s going to be great. I hope I get to meet her.”
The winner of The Voice will be revealed on the live Season 3 finale at 9 PM on NBC. Tune in at 8 PM for a 60-minute recap of Monday's episode.
Watch Pope's performance of "Cry" above and The Voice's moving tribute to Newtown, Conn. below.
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