So season 3 of The Voice has just ended and West Palm Beach, Florida’s Cassadee Pope from Team Blake, is the third winner if the competition, making him the first two time winning coach in the show’s short history. Now anyone who has followed this season closely will tell you they saw the end result coming since the beginning of the live shows.
Now I am not saying that the show was rigged, because I don’t think they’d go that far (although I wouldn’t be surprised), but the result of the show was certainly skewed. The previous two winners of the show; Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul, while talented failed to garner any mainstream success, something that no artist from any season of the show was able to do either. There was something said at the beginning if the live shows from Blake to Cassadee (can’t remember the exact quote, but it had to so with her star power) which automatically led me to believe that she would win the show, even though I didn’t think she was the most talented on the show.
I might be wrong, and may have to go back and look through the past episodes, but I feel as though all these new rules; iTunes votes being multiplied and carried over through the whole competition were done in order to ensure Cassadee won the show, to capitalize on that star power after they saw how well she had been doing on iTunes. That being said it made it extremely predictable that she would win, as they’d always announce that she hit #1 on the iTunes Pop charts. I’ve commented in the past that I wish they’d layout ALL of the rules at the beginning if the season as opposed to announcing them at the beginning of each round, as they currently do.
I can understand the reasoning behind it as the show is in it’s third season and has yet to create a star. With two of the coaches missing season 4 the show NEEDED to create a star or else it’d lose credibility with the audience, making Cassadee the safe pick as the winner of the show. I will say that where the show gets it wrong is the winners first single should be performed directly after they are announced and on iTunes seconds later, you’ve gotta strike while the iron is hot, and it’s certainly not any hotter than seconds after the winner is announced. Let’s see how Usher and Shakira do in season 4, certainly will be an interesting dynamic with them joining Blake and Adam.
So what do you think? An I crazy or does this sound about right? Hit the comments and let me know!