It came down to the 1980s-style rocker dude and the pretty pop singer.
And pop won. Cassadee Pope,23, of Team Blake Shelton had been selling more downloads than the other singers all through the weeks. She was the favorite and the favorite won. She is the first female to win “The Voice.”
Pope had a crystal clear power voice and a sweet persona. Her cover of Faith Hill’s “Cry” was No. 1 on iTunes earlier today.
Of course, the past two winners of “The Voice” have not had much success. In fact, not a single “Voice” single has had a genuine radio hit to date. Pope certainly has a shot over her retro competitors Nicholas David and Terry McDermott.
And just like that, “The Voice” will be back in a couple months but Cee Lo Green will be replaced by fellow Atlantan Usher and Christina Aguilera will tour while Shakira takes over.
The show basically crushed “The X Factor” in ratings and lifted NBC to No. 1 in ratings with 32 telecasts and more than 60 hours of programming.
Question: will two cycles quickly burn the show off or will it survive just fine like “Survivor” or “Dancing With the Stars,” which have sustained themselves airing twice a year (though there are rumors DWTS may go only once a year after a disappointing “All Stars” edition.)