In one of the best reality performance finales of all-time, Tessanne Chin squared off against fellow Team Adam member Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee from Team Christina last night on The Voice.
The competition was fierce, with the contestants asked to perform three times and their songs included a reboot of their blind audition song, a duet with their coach and a final new performance as they made their final pitches to secure votes from the voting public.
The night couldn’t have gone any better for Tessanne, as the Jamaican powerhouse offered three showstopping performances.
I especially enjoyed her new cover of Pink’s “Try” as she seemed to have the crowd in the palm of her hand almost as soon as she took the stage. The benefit of having the band behind her only added to the song and I still believe that this song was the best fit for her voice during the entire run of the competition.
From there, Tessanne rocked out a reggae-infused version of “Let It Be,” in a duet with Adam Levine. While it didn’t appear that Adam’s voice would work with hers (as his musical range fits in much better with Will Champlin), the pair surprised all and Adam’s attempt at reggae was spot-on.
Tessanne’s final performance is the one that the world is talking about today as Adam assigned her the unenviable task of covering Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” While I was confident that Tessanne would be up to the challenge, even I didn’t predict how spectacular her final competitive performance would be as her tribute to the late singer was perfect.
Immediately after the show, I had the chance to catch up with Tessanne on the red carpet and I asked her about the night, her chances and even asked her to help me with my Jamaican accent!
Check out the video above!
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