Pre-show music from 3 of the final 4 on The Voice
At about 10 p.m. tonight, fans of the top four on The Voice will head to iTunes and start downloading the latest songs from their favorites.
If you’re a new fan of Cassadee Pope, Nicholas David or Terry McDermott, you might not realize there’s other music to be had from that talented trio.
Here’s music you can download right now:
Cassadee Pope: The 22-year-old used to be lead singer for a band called Hey Monday that released an 11-track album in 2008, a 7-track effort in 2010 and a 3-song EP in 2011. Oh, plus a 4-track Christmas EP just a year ago that includes three originals, including a song called “Shafted.” Not your traditional holiday fare, for sure. Cassadee also released a 4-track EP as a solo artist in May that reaffirmed her knack for writing songs with a strong pop hook. I’ve embedded “Secondhand” from that EP below.
Nicholas David: First off, don’t search for Nicholas David, because those are his first and middle names. The 31-year-old has released music as Nicholas Mrozinski, a good amount of music, to the tune of four albums and an EP. The latter is his latest release, called “In Formation” and was done in conjunction with fellow Minnesota musician David Nau. The albums stretch from 2005 through 2009. He also has tunes on a pair of Minnesota Beatle Project CDs, created to raise money for music and art programs in Minnesota public schools. I’ve embedded “Dragon,” one of the songs from the 2011 EP, below.
Terry McDermott: Prior to the blind audition, we learned that the 35-year-old moved to the U.S. from Scotland with a six-piece band. That band was called Driveblind and eventually released a 12-track album in 2006 and a 4-track EP in 2008, both of which are available on iTunes. But we also learned the band members eventually went their separate ways. Terry? He joined a band called Lotus Crush and fronted it on an album released in March 2011. Below, you can check out “Black Hole Heart” from that album.
That means of the four finalists on The Voice, only Trevin Hunte has not released music. If you want music from the 18-year-old, you’re limited to his performances from The Voice. But they’re not too bad, are they?