Written by Davina Henry, The Jamaica Gleaner
TEAM TESSANNE CHIN 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 USA.
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 knock-out rounds on the popular show, Tessanne stated “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.
The ‘Jamaican Powerhouse’, as she is called in her Caribbean hometown, earned her a standing ovation from coach Adam after her flawless performance.
“As amazing and incredible as that was, I was not surprised. I knew you were capable of those soaring vocals, I am a fan,” singer and show judge Christina Aguilera said.
Fellow celebrity judge, Cee-Lo Green, donned a Jamaican accent, before telling Tessanne that they certainly saved the best for last and that she was one of his favourites.
“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.
With the performance behind her, it is now up to fans to vote.
Each individual is allowed to vote a maximum of 10 times via phone or online at www.thevoice.com. Voting lasts for 12 hours after the live shows.
Fans can also vote via iTunes by downloading the songs Tessanne performed on the show. Each purchase will count as one vote.
‘Team Cee-Lo’ and ‘Team Christina’ will perform on Tuesday night and on Thursday night eight contestants will be eliminated and the top 12 revealed.