The finalist in third place is Nicholas David. This result is complete bullshit. I wanted so badly for Cee Lo and Nicholas to win. I'm almost too mad to hear the winner. But I will. The winner is, of course, Cassadee Pope. We look forward to seeing you perform some crappy song about believing in parties or whatever next season. Cassadee thanks the producers, hair and makeup, Christina, and Carson, among other confusing people to thank. Confetti drops, Christina Milian gets her mug in the shot, and Cassadee is handed a microphone, which she sings into, confused. Truly a fairytale ending.