Tessanne’s The Voice
Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin is still pinching herself after being crowned as The Voice Season 5 winner. Tessanne, who was battling from Team Adam camp, won the trophy, the title, recording contract and US$100 000 cash prize after beating Will Champlin from the same team and Jacquie Lee of Team Christina.
“It is out of body,” Chin said, holding her trophy backstage after the NBC singing competition.
“I feel like, is this really happening, you know? This can’t be real. Like unbelievable. Unbelievable.”
The 28-year-old Kingston native had nearly given up on her dreams before landing a spot on the NBC singing competition. She called the experience “life-changing”.
“I was literally at the end of a road, you know, and coming to a place in my life where I was like, am I going to keep doing this and feeling like I’m not getting anywhere? Or am I going to give this another shot? And thank God, thank God I was able to give it another shot,” she said.
Tessanne then thanked her fans Wednesday on Facebook saying:?Holy mother of God!!! Screamzzz guys am lost for words *tears I can’t thank you guys enough. Thank you sooo much for all the love and support you have given me throughout the competition. I couldnt have done it without my true fans, my wonderful coach @AdamLavine and my loving family! This has been a wonderful journey love y’all.
According to the polls conducted by various media outlets, Tessanne was the hot favourite predicted winner of The Voice Season 5.
As her last bid for the votes, she performed I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston on Monday which helped her secure No.1 iTunes chart.
The results were announced in the two-hour-long, star studded finale episode on Tuesday night as the three finalists – Tessanne, Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin – performed along with Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Paramore, Aloe Blac and OneRepublic.
Celine and Tessanne took to the stage to do Celine’s 1992 hit Love Can Move Mountains.
While Celine is one of the best singers of all time, Tessanne held her own and impressed once again with her killer voice.
After the show Tessane paid homage to Celine Dion: Absolutely speechless Miss @celinedion thank you for making my dream Come true you are even more amazing in person!!! It was an honour:)
As the show proceeded, celebs, previously eliminated contestants and fans continued to support and promote their preferred finalist in different ways. Social media sites were flooded with their messages and excitement. But as soon the host Carson Daly declared Tessanne Chin as the winning contestant and Adam Levine as the winning coach, twitter exploded with reaction and messages. Here are some of the messages on twitter.
The Voice Season 4 winner Danielle Bradberry tweeted: Wow @Tessanne you’ve got the lungs of an Angel and also got crowned @NBCTheVoice ! You . . . are . . . amazing, congrats @adamlevine!
Rapper Busta Rhymes tweeted: RT @PeteRock: My Jamaican people everywhere should be happy for Tessanne Chin bo bo bo!!!!!
Cole Vosbury semifinalist of The Voice Season 5 wrote on Twitter: #TessanneIsTheVoice! I’m so proud of her! Love you so much, so proud of you @Tessanne
Tessanne’s husband Micheal Cuffe tweeted a picture of Tessanne and him with the winning trophy: Happiest man in the world right now!!!! @tessanne chest Cya any broader right now.
Usain Bolt said: Congrats @Tessanne .. The entire Jamaica celebrates with you .. Super proud #TeamTessanne #TeamJamaica
But not to miss out is a tweet on twitter by TV host and comedian Jay Leno as he announced that Tessanne Chin will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on December 18. He tweeted: Congrats to @Tessanne, winner of #TheVoice! She’ll be performing for us tomorrow night at 11:35/10:35c! #TonightShow.
Tessanne herself tweeted, with a picture of her name on the dressing room door of the Jay Leno Show:?Is this the real life? Or is this fantasy!!!! Mama mi reach Mr. Leno @JLenotonight @jayleno big love… (NS)