Eyes were glued to American TV station NBC last night as Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin blew away the coaches and audience when she auditioned for Emmy Award-winning vocal competition 'The Voice'.
The final performer for the two-hour show, Tessanne, who was accompanied by her husband Michael Anthony Cuffe Jr. and father Richard Chin, spoke about her career and her journey as an artiste prior to her performance. She also saw a video from Jimmy Cliff, who Chin sang back-up for in the past, wishing her the best of luck in the competition.
Chin sang Pink's Try and had the audience on their feet in seconds. Three of the four coaches (Adam Levine, Ceelo Green and Christina Aguilera) turned their chairs. Blake Shelton, however, was not very far behind.
At the end of the song, the battle began among the coaches as they begged Tessanne to join their respective teams. Despite many attempts at persuasion, Tessanne chose Adam Levine as her coach.
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Immediately after the performance last night, Tessanne was the number four trending topic on Twitter, with 'Kingston Jamaica' not far behind.
Here are some of the best tweets. Also some great hashtags to track are #teamtessanne, #teamjamaica, #Tessanne, #TheVoice and #Voicereunited.
Just wanna say a huge thank you for all the love and support I am truly overwhelmed !!!! Words fail me all I am say is THANK YOU 😁😘😊!!!! Tessanne Chin (@Tessanne) September 25, 2013
I can't stop getting goosebumps talking about tuss on the voice last night i can't help it mi just a chat bout her to everybody . Marion Hall (@LadySawDHQueen) September 25, 2013
Big up team Tessanne Chin. Jamaicans all across the world are very proud, and making plenty of "bread & butter" references, I love it! Sophie Ann (@leahabrahams1) September 25, 2013
IM SUPER PROUD OF MY GIRL TESSANNE!!! You did great my live its only jus begun' enjoy the ride! http://t.co/lgVqIOWu2p Mr Boombastic (@DiRealShaggy) September 25, 2013
RRR!!! @Tessanne U ALWAYS MEK MI GET GOOSE BUMPS WHEN U SING!!! LAST NIGHT WAS AMAZING!!! CONTINUE 2 BLESS US WIT UR GIFT! BLESSINGS!!!RRR! Sean Paul (@duttypaul) September 25, 2013
Tessanne Chin! What a great performance on the Voice! She is a great talent and I am very proud of her! http://t.co/J6z5Sz8WYh Jimmy Cliff (@THEJIMMYCLIFF) September 25, 2013
Girl doesn't need coach & forget singing, just want to hear her talk. Have her sing me a lullaby - voice of an angel! :) Christina Aguilera (@xtina) September 25, 2013
Wooooiiieee mi bady line Tessanne a come on now! #TheVoice tun up loud!I'm so excited for Tessy...mi heart gull an feel good! Lalalalalalala Miss Kitty (@fluffymisskitty) September 25, 2013