Last week, we laid out the case as to why Cassadee Pope might just be the next big country music star to emerge from the reality singing competition factory. You’ll be able to decide for yourself when her new album, Frame By Frame, drops tomorrow. Before that, though, take a listen to Pope’s hit single “Wasting All These Tears,” which she performed on Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan this morning.
The list of successful musical acts whose careers have been launched on televised singing competitions can be counted on two hands. The U.S. version of American Idol has been most successful so far, producing bona fide stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Phillip Phillips, and Daughtry, and the U.K.’s version of X-Factor is of course responsible for unleashing the reigning world champion of boy bands, One Direction. The other singing competitions here Stateside have had less success up to this point, but the recent champion of The Voice, Cassadee Pope, looks well positioned to be the first breakout star from that program.