Buzz Bites (12/19/12): Cassadee Pope Is The Season 3 Winner Of ‘The Voice’

Congratulations to Cassadee Pope, who is the Season 3 winner of “The Voice.”

+ The season finale of “The Voice” was definitely a nail-biter, but Cassadee Pope reigned supreme, beating Terry McDermott and Nicholas David to become the Season 3 winner. (MTV News)

+ It was also a star-studded “Voice” finale. Watch Rihanna sing “Diamonds,” Kelly Clarkson perform “Catch My Breath,” Avril Lavigne do “I’m With You,” and Bruno Mars perform “When I Was Your Man.” Smokey Robinson and The Killers also took the stage. (Neon Limelight)

+ Watch the hilarious promo for “The Voice” Season 4. Usher and Shakira (who take over judge duties for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green) join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for a road trip and a sing-along of Bonnie Tyler‘s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart.” (Neon Limelight)

+ In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, some radio stations have pulled Ke$ha‘s “Die Young” from rotation. ”I understand. I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO,” she tweeted, though her post has since been deleted. (MTV News)

+ Watch Taylor Swift‘s intimate acoustic sets of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Treacherous,” and “22,” which she performed at a Nashville fan event and where she shared a little insight about each tune. (Just Jared Jr.)

+ Lil Wayne is heading to Europe on tour for the first time, and Mac Miller and 2 Chainz are coming along for the ride as openers. The tour begins on March 8 in Dublin, Ireland, and ends in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on March 27. (MTV News)

+ This gives us the indie rock sads: She & Him‘s Zooey Deschanel’s divorce from Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard has been finalized. The former couple married in 2009 but separated in November 2011. (Rolling Stone)

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