On Tuesday’s third season finale of the reality show, two of the three remaining finalists – Terry McDermott and Cassadee Pope – belonged to Team Blake. And last year, the country crooner proved he was the coach to beat with surprise winner Jermaine Paul.
Now, with Season 3’s winner, Shelton has done it again, nabbing back-to-back wins.
On Tuesday night, Team Blake superstar and former Hey Monday singer, Cassadee Popewas crowned the competition’s winner, thanks in large part to the incorporation of iTunes voting. The singer had two of her three songs from Monday’s final performance show swimming in the Top 10 on the download program, allowing her votes to count 10-fold.
“You know I’m feeling really like a million pounds have been lifted off my shoulders,” Shelton told Celebuzz about Pope’s win after the finale. “I’m not surprised at all by Cassadee winning this show because she’s been a fan favorite and a frontrunner on iTunes all along.”
“I think that probably is the most impressive thing about Cassadee – holding on to that momentum and not peaking too early,” he continued to gush. “She is somebody who is smart enough to figure out what people react to. She’s the type of artist that can be artistic and satisfy herself and also give the fans what they want. That’s what makes her a superstar. It truly is. You can say what you want to say but that’s the truth. She connects with her fans and she’s here for them and that’s why she won The Voice.”
When the popular singing competition show returns for Season 4 in March, coaches Shakira and Usher will be joining Shelton and fellow coach Adam Levine as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green take a hiatus from the program.
But does Shelton think he could beat the newbies and win three times in a row?
“I don’t think I have a three-peat in me,” he paused. “I KNOW I have a three peat in me.”
“I think winning three of these in a row could be very damaging to Adam Levine’s ego and that’s what I live for,” joked the star.
Watch Shelton’s full interview above.
Season 4 of The Voice begins Mar. 25 on NBC.
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