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The Voice: Was Season 3 the Best Yet?

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

The Voice finalists Terry McDermott (left) and Nicholas David (right) stand with winner Cassadee Pope (center) – Photo: NBC

The Voice ended its third season by naming Cassadee Pope the winner in what many fans say was the best, most talented season of the NBC singing competition.

On Tuesday night, former Hey Monday singer Cassadee Pope beat final three contenders Terry McDermott and Nicholas David to land a Universal recording contract and begin her career as a solo artist. Although Season 3 of The Voice was filled with plenty of diverse talent, Pope quickly became a frontrunner from the start back in September.

In her blind audition, Cassadee Pope was so impressive on Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” that all four coaches turned their chairs for the West Palm Beach native before Pope eventually chose Blake Shelton. The rest, as of Tuesday night, is history as Pope went on to win the top prize.

However, despite Cassadee’s win, Season 3 of The Voice was loaded with talent. In fact, unlike previous seasons of The Voice, you could make a strong case that at least twelve singers had a legitimate shot at winning.

Beyond Terry McDermott and Nicholas David, who were equally deserving, singers like Trevin Hunte, Amanda Brown, Cody Belew, Diego Val, Michaela Paige, De’Borah, Liz Davis, Bryan Keith, Melanie Martinez, and Dez Duron were all talented enough to win.

Interestingly, when you look at the entire season as a whole, The Voice eliminated many talents that perhaps went home too early.

Beyond Nicholas David, Team Cee Lo was stacked with eliminated talent in Avery Wilson, MacKenzie Bourg, YouTube star J.R. Aguino, Daniel Rosa, and Terisa Griffin to name a few. On Team Adam, singers Joe Kirkland, Loren Allred, Nicole Nelson, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Kayla Nevarez, and Joselyn Rivera headed up an extremely talented group.

The Top 8 singers await their fate on The Voice Season 3 – Photo: NBC

Although Cassadee Pope won, Team Blake also had its fair share of talented eliminated singers in Suzanna Choffel, Charlie Rey, Gracia Harrison, Kelly Crapa, Collin McLoughlin, Rudy Parris, and Casey Muessigmann, who went home early in one of the season’s best battles against finalist Terry McDermott. Team Christina was also heavy on eliminated talent with Aquile, Devyn DeLoera, Nelly’s Echo, Celica Westbrook, Alessandra Guercio, Chevonne, and Jordin Pruitt.

Add them all up and nearly forty talented singers made memorable appearances on The Voice.

Although there can only be one winner on The Voice, Season 3 produced what appears to be more potential stars than both of the first two seasons combined.

Beyond first season winner Javier Colon, you could debate that only a few singers managed to truly stand out in the debut season, including Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly McLellan, Xenia, Frenchie Davis, Jeff Jenkins, and Rebecca Loebe. As for Season 2 of The Voice that named Jermaine Paul the winner, Juliett Sims, Tony Lucca, Chris Mann, Jesse Campbell, Gwen Sebastian, Kim Yarborough, and Daniel Rosa managed to leave lasting impressions.

From a certain perspective, you could arguably say that Season 3 of The Voice doubled the talent.

How do you feel? Was Season 3 of The Voice the best and most talented yet?

What do you think?

Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.
  • DanTan

    Season 3 was definitely the best! If it was up to me, Nicholas David would’ve won the whole thing. He doesn’t fit the mainstream template but he’s exactly what music needs right now… someone different!!!!

  • Jamar for President

    For me personally, I much preferred last season to this one. Last season I actually had a favorite (Jamar Rogers) and this season I found it hard to get excited about anybody going into the live shows. My DISH co-workers all disagree with me though. They’re all hardcore Cassadee fans. I did really enjoy the finale because of all the guest performers, so that’s something, at least. I actually wasn’t home to watch the last episode last night, but I was able to catch up on it today with my DISH Hopper. I didn’t even have to worry about setting a DVR timer for it because I have the PrimeTime Anytime feature turned on. Everything on all four major networks during primetime gets recorded for me automatically every night.