Most Egregious Idea of 'A Second Chance': Cassadee Pope
Cassadee Pope’s early b-rolls featured a lot of her talking about how she just wanted a second chance after her band went on hiatus (not even broke up!), to see if she could make it on her own. Pope, more than any contestant on the three seasons, had the closest thing approximating traditional record label success: a major-label record deal, years of international touring, a mentor and friend in Pete Wentz, playing stadiums, singing with Cobra Starship. To frame her as an underdog is to obfuscate the career she has already managed to build.
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