We’ve been mesmerized by Chinese-Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin on this season of The Voice ever since her rockin’ rendition of Pink’s “Try” turned the chairs of all four judges. She surprised everyone by picking Maroon 5’s Adam Levine over fellow diva Christina Aguilera — and good thing she did. Because with Levine’s guidance — which included brilliant song choices ranging from No Doubt’s “Underneath It All,” which showcased Chin’s reggae roots, the soaring “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a superb rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” and their brilliant duet of “Let It Be” (with a dash of reggae thrown in) — Chin has remained on top of the iTunes charts, keeping her in the competition week after week.
But beyond her superior singing chops, Chin won our hearts with her seriously sweet and humble demeanor, her adorable Chinese father and sister Tami cheering in the audience, as well as her cutie-pie husband, Michael Cuffe, and her badass faux-hawk.
So we are beyond ecstatic that after a two-hour finale, the 28-year-old former backup singer for Jimmy Cliff was announced the winner of season 5 of The Voice, the number one singing competition on TV right now. We are huge fans and want her on our cover! Tessanne, call us?!?
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