Fall Out Boy opening act singer goes solo on The Voice
Sept. 25, 2012, 8:58 PM EST
Former Fall Out Boy opening act singer Cassadee Pope goes solo for The Voice blind auditions. On Tuesday's (25Sep12) episode, the 23-year-old hopeful took the stage for the first time as a solo artist, having just parted ways with her band, Hey Monday, a few months prior. As the lead vocalist of Hey Monday, Pope and her bandmates toured with various pop/punk bands over the past two years, including Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, The All-American Rejects, and featured in the 2010 Warped Tour. Now on her own, Pope gave a riveting version of Natalie Imbruglia's Torn, prompting all four judges to turn their chairs - and all four judges to fight for her. Country singer Blake Shelton gushed over Pope, exclaiming, "Let me tell you what I love about you. An artist isn't an artist unless they're not like anybody else. You can look at these three coaches sitting here. There's nobody else on earth like them, and they're superstars. There is nobody else like you, and I believe with 200 per cent of my heart that you, Cassadee, are a superstar. That's the truth." Pope was swayed by Shelton's campaign and chose to be a part of his team.