Pope was a clear favorite with two high-charting iTunes covers, including one (“Over You”) that knocked “Gangnam Style” from the top. Her win in season three was the most watched finale in the show’s short history, with 14 million viewers.
Her competition, Radagast and Bilbo from The Hobbit, had decent pipes but no chance of achieving the commercial success that Pope can and hopefully will.
“She’s got a lot of options,” her coach, Blake Shelton said. “She’s adored by rock fans, pop fans, country fans. She connects with a lyric the way few people can. The door is wide open.”
I’m very happy for her, but most of my enthusiasm is aimed at those Shakira and Usher (replacing Cee Lo and Christina) promos where they’re singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in the car.
SEASON 4 – Spring 2013. Shakira will be on stage mentoring future yodeling, hip-shakers of America.