Take a Look at Some of Her Most Amazing Moments on The Voice
It’s official—Tessanne Chin won (and is) The Voice! After what can only be considered a life-trajectory-shifting last couple of weeks, Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin emerged the winner of season five of the The Voice, under the coaching of Adam Levine. It felt like the entire world was locked into the finale anxiously awaiting the results. If not the entire world, the Caribbean massive – at home and abroad – surely was. However the wait was not a dull affair. All the finalists delivered incredible performances and our favorite, Tessanne, followed in accord. To everyone’s surprise (including Tessanne) the producers of the show orchestrated a pairing of the songstress with her idol, five-time Grammy Award-winning musical legend, Céline Dion for a duo performance. Clearly astounded when she got the news, she broke down in tears but rose to the occasion and was on par with Céline Dion for a dynamic vocal performance of Dion’s “Love Can Move Mountains”.
Last week Tessanne closed out the semi-finals of The Voice with a rendition of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and bar none was the best performance that night, leaving the world spell-bond and deeply in love with her. It was so good sales hit 60,000 on iTunes and it is poised to enter the Hot Digital Songs chart today. Tessanne vibed well with the audience and her version of the Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” did too, sitting at No. 1 on the iTunes singles chart for hours.
In an exclusive interview with GCaribbean her husband, Michael Anthony Cuffe Jr. exclaimed, “It’s like watching a dream you’ve had for so many years, finally happen right before your eyes.” And happen it did. Beyond the exposure, the experience and the knowledge gained, Tessanne will receive $100,000 USD and a recording contract with Universal Music Group, and she will get to collaborate with Ryan Teder (who penned her first U.S. single) on the development of new music. Tessanne has worked with Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Kes Dieffenthaller, Ky-mani Marley, and recorded many remarkable songs. If her time on The Voice and her vocal prowess should serve as a barometer for her future, the world should brace itself for the shine of a star is on the rise.
Leading up to the final results, Tessanne thanked the little island of Jamaica and all the people in the United States, who embraced her to get her to this point. And last but not least, she thanked her coach Adam Levine for choosing her and for being “just a great, solid guy”. And Carson, it wasn’t just Jamaica celebrating with the U.S. Brap, brap, brap could be heard from New York to Kingston to Port of Spain. The Caribbean (and GCaribbean) was celebrating our girl Tessanne. She makes us all proud. Jacquie Lee took the second spot and Will Champlin came in third.
Check out an expansive collection of images of Tessanne from season five of The Voice below: