The Voice: Cassadee Pope Gives an Emotional Performance of Blake’s Over You
Cassadee Pope has proven to be a strong vocalist, but I’m still waiting for her to peak in the competition. She does a good job with every song but she needs her big moment to happen soon if she wants to stick around. That said, I’m pulling for her to really kill it this evening. Tonight she’s performing Over You, written by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. She’s grateful that they let her do it. The song was written about the loss of Blake’s brother, and Cassadee equates the lyric with losing her grandfather. She feels the emotion in the song and the rehearsal sounds pretty good. She’s really nervous that she’ll cry, and Blake says that he is as well.
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Cassadee looks terrific with a simple white dress/pants thing and a cute updo. Her voice is so clean and clear here. She’s got a violin and cello as accompaniment. It’s really pretty, though the really low notes are so quiet they almost disappear. It’s another emotional performance and Cassadee pulls it off with both clarity and emotion that make for a really endearing combination.
Feedback From the Coaches
- Adam Levine – The emotional connection was obvious, but I started thinking about how this was so remarkably different and it suited you the best. I never thought I’d say this but I want to see more country music from you.
- CeeLo Green – You most certainly look beautiful and your voice was flawless. That was a big moment.
- Christina Aguilera – Such a moment for you, thank you for taking me on that ride with you. Looking so lovely, you sold it, you sold everything about that. Blake was looking like a proud papa. I was touched, thank you.
- Blake Shelton – You just sang easily the most important and most personal song that I’ve ever been a part of writing in my life, and you made it feel like I was hearing it for the first time. I can’t even express what that means to me. Ladies and gentlemen, you’re looking at an artist.
It truly was beautiful, and I think Cassadee has secured her spot in the top eight with that performance.