Some thought it was a foregone conclusion that Florida singer Cassadee Pope, 23, the protege of judge Blake Shelton on NBC's The Voice, would nab top honors on the reality show's season three finale as the first female winner after Javier Colton of season one and Jermaine Paul of season two, but Pope, who recently stepped out on her own after performing for over three years with the band, Hey Monday, was only cautiously optimistic on last night's two-hour finale, when she beat out Nicholas David and runner-up Terry McDermott.
On a grand finale that featured performances by Flo Rida and Justin Bieber, NBC's The Voice crowned its second winner — Jermaine Paul from Team Blake. A former back-up singer for Alicia Keys and Mary J.
NBC's The Voice took a giant leap forward on Tuesday as four semi-finalists were eliminated and four were sent to the finals. Lindsey Paveo of Team Christina, Katrina Parker of Team Adam, Erin Willett of Team Blake and Jamar Rogers of Team Cee Lo were eliminated from the singing competition, while Chris Mann, Juliet Simms, Tony Lucca and Jermaine Paul were told that they were finalists.