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The Voice: Cassadee Pope on her Battle, “I wish that everyone could have seen it”

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

Ryan Jirovec (left) battles Cassadee Pope (right) for Team Blake during season two of The Voice – Photo: NBC

When The Voice returned on Tuesday night, Team Blake singer Cassadee Pope went up against Ryan Jirovec in a battle that fans barely saw on television.

Although fans only caught 30 seconds of the Team Blake battle between Cassadee Pope and Ryan Jirovec on Gavin Degraw’s “Not Over You”, Pope was put through to the next round while Jirovec was sent home.

Former singer for the band Hey Monday, Cassadee was a stand out during her blind audition on Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”, which prompted all four judges to turn around.

Since Cassadee was one of the best from the blind auditions, it was strange not to see her in televised battle. Still, coach Blake Shelton admitted that “Cassadee has a signature sound and is further along in her artistry” as the reason for keeping her on his team.

When The Deadbolt caught up with Cassadee the day after her battle round on The Voice, Pope was reflective about the experience.

“I wish that everyone could have seen it,” said Cassadee about her battle on The Voice. “It was a different flavor but it just felt natural to me. I’m really happy with our performance but it wasn’t the same as the blind audition, which felt more natural to me.”

Despite how Cassadee was able to cover Gavin Degraw with confidence, it appears that the battle format took a bit of getting used to with Ryan Jirovec.

For Cassadee, it was all about adjusting to The Voice and singing against another team member instead of with another singer.

“Singing duets,” Cassadee continued, “it’s never about competition, but it was. So I had to get past that frame of mind. We just had to sound good together and think hopefully one of the coaches will steal the other person. I’m happy with the performance and I’m happy with the iTunes song.”

Although we didn’t see much of Cassadee this week, how do you like her chances on The Voice?

What do you think?

Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!