Rihanna, Kelly & Bruno Close Out 'The Voice'

The ratings-improved third season of 'The Voice' came to a close this week with Cassadee Pope edging out Terry McDermott to become the youngest and the first female competitor to win the competition.

In addition, her win also gave coach Blake Shelton his second consecutive win in the music-based competition, which he still refers to as his side-job despite his music and touring career seemingly taking a back step.

Aside from Pope taking home the title and a recording contract with Universal Music Group, the finale also featured some performances from three of the biggest names in popular music.

Rihanna was first up to bat with a performance of "Diamonds", the lead single and No.1 smash from her seventh album 'Unapologetic'. The single is currently enjoying its eleventh week atop the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.

While she avoided some of the high notes in the song, the performance is the latest reminder that the singer is finally learning how to use her voice and control the nasally sound that plagued her performances early in her career as a artist.

Kelly Clarkson hit the stage next with finalists Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott for a performance of her latest single "Catch My Breath". Dressed in an ill-fitting black ensemble, Clarkson showed the two contestants how a seasoned pro with over a decade of experience in the industry works and as always, her voice was spot on.

Bruno Mars was the last performer to hit the stage and this was a truly a example of saving the best for last as the crooner soared above all of the other featured musical guests with a stunning rendition of "When I Was Your Man".

The song is taken from his perfect sophomore studio album 'Unorthodox Jukebox', which exceeded expectations and started off at No.2 on the Billboard 200 with 192,000 copies sold (more than triple the first week sales of his debut album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans').

Watch Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars bring the show's third season to a close:

Rihanna - "Diamonds"



Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath"



Bruno Mars - "When I Was Your Man"

Rihanna, Kelly & Bruno Close Out 'The Voice' Rihanna, Kelly & Bruno Close Out 'The Voice' Reviewed by Celebrity Bug on 12/21/2012 Rating: 5

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