For Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott and Nicholas David, it came down to this.
The final three performances they delivered last night, along with encores of some of their signature songs thus far, served as their closing arguments.
Only one could be named The Voice, however, and it was all in voters' hands.
Would it be pitch-perfect rocker Terry? Soulful throwback Nicholas? Pop-country princess Cassadee? Any of the talented trio would make a worthy winner.
But there could be only one, and following an emotional, performance-filled night (118 minutes of filler, but it was strong filler!), we finally have a winner.
So who won the coveted title and who fell just short? Let's find out ...
Carson Daly announced that the winner of The Voice Season 3 is:
Cassadee Pope of Team Blake!
When asked how she felt, Pope said, "I'm feeling amazing, thank you for everyone who voted for me and all the fans and Blake, the producers, wardrobe, Carson, the band, Christina. Everybody!"
Well? What do you think? Excited? Disappointed? Tell us below!
Did America get it right picking Cassadee Pope?