Jamaican Singer Brings Reggae Party To NBC

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Tessanne Chin performing on The Voice's Top 8 on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (NBC image)
News Americas, Los Angeles, CA, Tues. Nov. 26, 2013: Jamaica’s fusion recording artist, Tessanne Chin, brought the reggae party to national television Monday night with a superb rendition of No Doubt’s Grammy winner, ‘Underneath It All.’

Chin, one of eight remaining contestants on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ put her island’s culture in the global spotlight and got the studio audience and fans at home to undoubtedly jam along as she made the song made popular by Gwen Stefanie, Dave Stewart and Lady Saw, her own.

It was a reggae party in studio as Chin showed off some Jamaican dance moves and got the audience to repeat “yea, yea, yea, yea” and chant “oh yea” in true Jamaican dancehall fashion, all while wearing two colors of her island’s flag, black and gold.

“It’s an opportunity to bring put my culture on display,” Chin, 28, said before the performance.

Even host Carson Daley caught the excitement as he told Chin after: “It’s like you were home.”

The audience responded with loud applause and whistles as Chin’s Voice coach, Adam Levine beamed with pride.

“It’s just an amazing moment for you,” he said. “It was a. tailor made song for you. It was who you are. I’m proud of you. I’m glad we found a way to unite Jamaica and America.”

Coach Ceelo Green called it “awesome” and said it made him feel “Irie” before telling Chin: “You are the immense beauty born of that place” while Coach Christina Aguilera thanked Chin for giving her what she was “looking for” in recent weeks.

“This is the first time I really got to know who you are. You brought it back to roots,'” she added.

See performance here:

Fans can vote for Chin until 11 a.m. EST today, Nov. 26th, by calling 1-855-Voice 02 or 1855-864-2302. They can also text 2 to 8642 or download her song from iTunes.com/voice.

OTHER PERFORMERS

The other seven artists undoubtedly stepped up their performance Monday night with James Wolpert from Team Adam opening twith a superb rendition of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love.

Ceelo’s last standing artist, Caroline Pennell also delivered her take of ‘Singing Dog Days Are Over’ while Cole Vosbury from Team Blake delivered a believable performance of Vince Gill’s ‘I Still Believe In You.’

Pennsylvania resident Matthew Schuler from Team Christina rocked with ‘Its Time’ while Team Adam’s Will Champlin delivered a phenomenal performance of Etta James ‘At Last.’

Ray Bodreaux from Team Blake elevated the energy with ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ while The Voice’s youngest contestant, Jacquie Lee, closed out the show with a stellar emotional rendition of the Jackson Five’s, ‘Who’s Loving You.’

Monday night’s show also included a performance by Robin Thicke as well as group performances by Chin, Vosbury, Champlin and Bodreaux as well as Schuler, Lee, Wolpert and Pennel.

Two more artists will be sent home following a nationwide vote tonight at 9 p.m. EST live on NBC as the competition narrows to the Top 6.