Tessanne Chin Wins Season Five of ‘The Voice’
Another season, another winner of a national talent competition – this time, it’s time to congratulate “The Voice” season 5 winner, Tessanne Chin: congratulations, Tessanne Chin.
The Jamaican singer Chin sang some pretty big songs associated with the Beatles and Whitney Houston for her final performance on “The Voice” and eventually, walked away with the season five trophy.
New Jersey teenager Jacquie Lee came in second, while Will Champlin was third in the voting.
Chin, who has worked with Jimmy Cliff, Third World and Ky-mani Marley, must have done something right with her version of Whitney Houston’s mega hit “I Have Nothing,” which sat at No. 1 on the iTunes singles chart for hours.
“Let It Be,” which she sang with her coach Adam Levine, was also in the top three during the voting period.
“I never felt safe,” Chin said after Monday’s performance. “Not until last week.”
None of Chin’s previous recordings reached Billboard’s charts during the season, though her interpretation of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is set to enter the Hot Digital Songs chart on Wednesday on sales of 60,000. Her previous biggest seller was her rendition of Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers to Cross,” which sold 24,000, according to SoundScan.
While Chin claims not to want to make a reggae record, the style “will always be a part of what I do,” she said after Monday’s performances. “Maybe not in a direct sense, but my music will always have that (swagger). It’s who I am. I think the key to making great music is to stay true to yourself so (the listener) can relate to that.”
The finale, which aired on Tuesday, featured a Lady Gaga-Christina Aguilera duet and performances from OneRepublic, Celine Dion and previously eliminated performers from this season. The sixth season of the “The Voice,” with Shakira and Usher replacing Cee Lo Green and Aguilera, will premiere on February 24th and 25th.