Jamaica’s Tessane Chin Shows Vocal Diversity On The Voice

Jamaican-born singer, Tessanne Chin, performing 'Redemption Song' on The Voice on Dec. 2, 2013. (NBC TV image)
News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. Dec. 2, 2013: There were tweeting parties across the U.S. Monday night, as voting opened in one of American television’s most watched music reality shows.

The reason – Jamaican-born singer, Tessanne Chin, who Jamaican and Caribbean nationals hope will advance Tuesday night, Dec. 3rd, to the top four of NBC’s The Voice.

Chin on Monday night showed vocal diversity, leading Voice Coach Blake Shelton accurately state: “You are a world class vocalist. You can sing with the best vocalists on earth. I haven’t seen anything quite like it on this show.”

She sang in the number two spot, beginning with the classic reggae anthem “Redemption,” by the late great Bob Marley.

Coach Adam Levine choose the song for Chin and she made it her own – a mixture of soul and reggae sprinkled with high powered vocals. It was a far cry from the classic and some may argue it destroyed the Marley version but Chin certainly showed she can simply sing anything thrown at her.

“I think everyone not just in Jamaica is proud of you,” said Levine after the performance.

But then Chin upped the ante on her vocal range that took Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” simply over the top. Dedicating the personal choice to her divorced parents she left her dad yelling “love you” and coach Levine adding: “You can cover any musical style. Your ability is so crazy; off the chart. You always impress me.”

Fans can vote until 11 a.m. Tuesday for Chin by calling 1855 Voice 02 or 1855-864-2302. Sprint users can text 2 to 8642 or download the songs at iTunes.com/the voice.

See her Monday night performances here:


Monday night, as the competition heated up for a space in the top 4, the talent shone through.

The Voice’s youngest start, Jacquie Lee, stole the show with ‘Cry, Baby’ by Janis Joplin and ‘The Voice Within,’ by Christina Aguilera, her coach, which she dedicated to Coach Xtina.

Cole Vosbury did a good job on ‘Rich Girl’ by Hall And Oats and ‘Better Man’ by James Morrison while Matthew Schuler ‘Story Of My Life’ and Percy Sledge’s ‘When A Man Loves A Woman,’ also helped him shine.

Will Champlain’s cover of ‘Change Is Going’ to come by Sam Cooke was courageous but took away from the classic while his ‘Hey Brother,’ performance, while good, may lose the audience who may not know the song.

James Wolpert’s first choice of ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ turned monotonous but he more than made up for it by closing the show with ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ by Meat Loaf.

It’s now up to America to decide who moves on Tuesday night with results set for 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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