Tessanne steals show with tribute
#teamtessannechin once again dominated the social media platforms as Jamaica’s hottest export Tessanne Chin blasted her way into the live rounds of TV talent show The Voice.
Juliet Thompson wrote: “You are the best, Tessanne!! Your performance moved me to the core!!”
Diana Drusilla Goh wrote: “Love from Singapore.”
Rhonda Phillip: “Tesanne all the way. Trinidad yuh dun knw.”
With US$100 000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group on the line, the singer, a member of Team Adam Levine showcased her vocal ability with a rendition of Jimmy Cliff’s Many Rivers To Cross.
Having survived the blind auditions, the battle round and the knockout rounds on the popular show, Tessanne said, “I definitely feel like I’m getting closer to the artist I want to be.”
With nine contestants before her, they certainly saved the best for last as Tessanne closed the show.
As the night’s last performer, Chin (who’d been Cliff’s backup singer) wiped away tears as her coach Adam Levine and the crowd gave her a standing ovation.
The Jamaican singer, 28, amped up the glamour with red nails and lips, as she took Many Rivers To Cross to a fierce level.
Christina Aguilera said she “knew from day one that you were capable of that kind of gorgeous, soaring vocal”.
“They saved the best for last,” Cee Lo Green said. “You are one of my favourites. You make me feel things.”
“You have such a golden soul and you are a wonderful human being. Your talent is mind boggling. In my opinion, it does not get better than this,” Adam said.
Tessanne said on her Facebook page: “It’s been an unbelievable journey y’all and I cant do this without you!!! Thank you!!!
With the performance behind her, it was now up to fans to vote and Facebook fans were her biggest supporters, encouraging people to vote.
Sharon Bickram, who said she voted 12 times, wrote: “Tessanne . . . you are number 1# . . . The Voice is yours!”
Karla Buffy Young-Paisley: “Very happy for you and the Blessings that you are receiving. I love your voice, so much power.. You deserve it”
Marcia Russell said : “None can compare to you though. It is good to be humble.”
The first show of the live rounds featured artistes from Team Adam and Team Blake, and each of the performers brought their A-game as they fought for a spot in the top 12.
But Chin had some stiff competition for the votes of America. Nic Hawk’s Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke) was just plain fun, including his “cleaned up” T.I. rap lyrics. Austin Jenkes and James Wolpert went with pure emotion on their renditions of She Talks To Angels (Black Crowes) and A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell), respectively. And Shelby Z. certainly showed some Reba-like chops when she belted out Fancy.
Singers from Team Cee Lo and Team Christina were up Tuesday night. (NS)