Tessanne Chin’s dream of becoming an international musical artist came true Tuesday night when she took home the title of Season 5 of “The Voice.”
“The winner of ‘The Voice’ is Tessanne Chin,” host Carson Daly said. “Jamaica is celebrating with the United States tonight.”
The Jamaica native brought a diverse catalog of songs to the competition stage throughout the season, proving she could do it all. With poise and grace she immediately started her journey by singing an original song OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder wrote for the winner.
In the moments before she was announced the winner, Tessanne Chin thanked Adam Levine (pictured): ‘A better coach for me I could not find.’
Under the tutelage People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” Adam Levine, Chin raced to the finish leaving the other two finalists — Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee — in her musical dust.
During the finale, Chin had the opportunity to sing with one of her musical idols, Celine Dion.
“A better coach for me I could not find,” she told Levine during the final moments before Daly announced her big win. “I thank you every day for choosing me.”
While Chin entered the competition with vocal experience under her belt, she encountered a performance level she’d never known before.
Coach Christina Aguilera (left) and Lady Gaga took the stage during the Season 5 finale of ‘The Voice.’
The 28-year-old singer hails from Kingston, Jamaica, where she sang backup for the legendary reggae singer Jimmy Cliff. But she desired a worldly career in music.
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Lady Gaga (left) and Christina Aguilera perform ”Do What U Want.’
During blind auditions, Chin sang the Pink song “Try.” While she later demonstrated her ability to return to her homeland’s sound, the coaches knew she could sing in various categories of music, which included songs by Katy Perry and Whitney Houston.
Contestant Will Champlin (left) and Adam Levine share the stage during ‘The Voice’ Season 5 finale.
Levine pushed her to the limit because he believed in her just that much. And although she stood on the brink of those challenges at times, once she touched the stage it was as if magic happened.
During the finale, Chin had the opportunity to sing with one of her musical idols, Celine Dion. Unsurprisingly, she held her own alongside the multi-platinum recording artist.
The last three contestants standing: Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin. Chin eventually took home the title.
Chin is an example of what it means to dream big. Now, she must face the music as she got exactly what she wished for.
INTERVIEW WITH THE VOICE WINNER TESSANNE CHIN
By Zayda Rivera / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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