Last night before Cassadee Pope was crowned the winner of Season 3 of The Voice (congrats!), Rihanna and Bruno Mars hit the stage to show of their most definitive voices. These two have been been making the competition show rounds this season — recently: Rihanna killing it on The X Factor UK, Mars bringing down the house on The X Factor — and sounding pretty great on all of the stages. Last night was no exception, Rihanna literally shinning bright and beautiful while performing “Diamonds” in a black bedazzled jumpsuit (above); and a dashing and sunglass shaded Mars singing his gutting new ballad, “When I Was Your Man” (below). Pope would be wise to take some cues from these two, because — see how easy they make sounding so good seem? They’ve got this down pat.
Elsewhere in the show, Pope joined Kelly Clarkson for “Catch My Breathe” and Avril Lavigne for “I’m With You.” Kelly’s a singing competition OG champ and a tough act to keep up with, but Pope did her best. Pope, however, was clearly more excited to share the stage with her hero, Lavigne. And we, we were happy to be reminded once more that that girl Avril has got a voice beneath all that sass!