Diaspora lauded for helping Tessanne become 'The Voice'

Published: Monday | December 23, 2013 Comments 0
Tessanne Chin
Tessanne Chin

Tessanne Chin's victory in singing competition, The Voice, is being attributed largely to the support galvanised by those in the diaspora.

With persons outside of the United States unable to vote for Chin, the Jamaican and Caribbean diaspora, living in the United States, were reportedly involved in several initiatives aimed at getting the songbird to the top.

The energy from watching parties in states such as New York and Florida was palpable on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

There were even Twitter parties, hosted by restaurants and businesses, in several other states, including California, Maryland and Georgia.

Yesterday, the foreign affairs ministry lauded the Jamaican diaspora for its work in helping Chin to take home 'The Voice' trophy.

"The foreign ministry commends members of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States of America, especially in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Colorado, Florida, New York, and Texas for their sterling support to Ms Chin throughout the competition," a release from the ministry read.

The ministry also said the level of support demonstrated the commitment of the diaspora to all aspects of Jamaican life.

An articled posted on the New York Daily News website yesterday also picked up on the tremendous support Chin received from the diaspora.

The article, titled 'Diaspora-supported victory of 'The Voice' winner Tessanne Chin displays the power and potential of the Caribbean-American community' expressed that "across the US, an amazing grass-roots, small business and corporate initiative was created in Caribbean diaspora communities to help support Chin through the competition".

The story noted that the commitment further highlighted just how much the Caribbean diaspora could achieve when working together.

 

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