Music news: 'The Voice' champion gives Blake Shelton second win as coach
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor & Staff Reports
Thursday, December 20, 2012
12/20/12 at 5:24 AM
And the winner of 'The Voice' is ...
Oklahoma's Blake Shelton scores his second win as a musician coach in as many seasons on "The Voice." Last season, his contestant Jermaine Paul won the show during its sophomore season.
On Tuesday, Cassadee Pope, representing Team Blake, was voted the winner of the third season by viewers, beating runner-up David McDermott and third-place finisher Nicholas David. She became the first female performer to win the recording contract with Universal Records and $100,000 in cash.
"I feel amazing. Thank you for all the fans who voted for me ... Everybody," she told host Carson Daly when she was named the winner.
Last night's live finale included performances by the finalists plus Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and The Killers and several surprise guests including Peter Frampton.
Air Supply returns to Tulsa
Air Supply will perform at River Spirit Event Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway, at 7 p.m. Jan. 25.
Tickets start at $30 and are on sale at tulsaworld.com/riverspirit or at the River Spirit Casino Box Office.
Air Supply gained international acclaim in the early 1980s with the hit "Lost in Love."
"We are very excited to have Air Supply at River Spirit Casino," General Manager Jerry Floyd said. "Their first seven singles were top-10 hits, and they continue to delight and entertain fans everywhere."
Other Air Supply singles include "Every Woman in the World," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love," "Even The Nights Are Better," and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All."
Clarkson gets official Okie tie
"American Idol's" first winner, Kelly Clarkson, is getting married, and her new mother-in-law will be Oklahoma's Reba McEntire.
Clarkson's fiancé, as of Saturday, is Brandon Blackstock, a talent manager and son of McEntire's husband, Narvel Blackstock, who is also Clarkson's longtime manager.
"I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever :)" Clarkson tweeted Saturday.
McEntire's reaction came the same way, from her @ reba Twitter account.
"@kelly_clarkson: You're what!?????? totally kidding! I couldn't be happier for you two. Yay!!! and a Woooohoooo!!!!" McEntire tweeted Saturday.
McEntire and Clarkson performed together in 2007 on the "2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour," on McEntire's "Reba: Duets" album and on the TV show "CMT Crossroads."
Blackstock, who has two children from a previous relationship, and Clarkson have dated for a year and live together in Nashville, according to the website.
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Cassadee Pope gave Oklahoman Blake Shelton his second win as a coach on "The Voice." TRAE PATTON / NBC / Associated Press
Air Supply will perform at River Spirit Event Center at 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Courtesy