The Voice is now in its 5th season on NBC. The show has had a growing audience over the years and is certainly a hit. The Voice is different because of the variety of talented artists it produces from all over the county and its magnetic judges.
The show could not have known what it was in for this season. You see, Tessanne Chin, 28 year old Jamaican native and star, auditioned for the show, and they still can't figure out what hit them.
Tessanne, no stranger to the stage, has done her share of local gigs. She has done her share of background singing, and she has done her share of concert openings for major stars.
After her performance at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in 2012, she stated: “I’ve only scratched just a tiny surface,” she supposes. “It’s lovely to be recognized in your own country, but I feel that there’s more. I’m not at a stage to relax, now is the time to push it.”
“I’m the type of person who cannot fit into a box, even if I tried. For now, I’m doing reggae with a rock vibe. But who knows, five years down the line, I could be doing opera,” she added with her trademark smile and daffy giggle.
I remember seeing Tessanne perform at a popular concert years ago. She was slimmer, wore her hair longer, and had an earthy look - but that voice, that voice was just as powerful! Though she was just opening the concert, and did not have a full crowd, she gave it her all. It was clear that this young lady was singing from the soul. She was authentic, she was simple, she was humble, yet she was powerful. Many were asking, "Who is that girl"?
Well, now we all know who she is.
She has an international audience watching now, voting and cheering her on. Keep on voting, keep on supporting. Help Tessanne to reach the international stage that she longs for and so deserves.
Here is a recap of her performance from last night. We are all waiting to hear her sing "Hideaway".
Keep those votes coming!! Purchase her song(s) on iTunes!!
The Voice finale will be aired on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT on NBC. Let's help Tessanne Chin to claim the ultimate prize on that night!!