Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
PEMBROKE PINES, Florida:
Unlike Judge Adam Levine who was lost for words, the Jamaicans who stayed up at the Grand Café in Pembroke Pines, Florida, screamed, stomped and jumped, bringing the roof down at the Jamaican restaurant and lounge as Tessanne Chin delivered another powerful hit on the American talent show The Voice last night.
Chin’s rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Waters was electrifying as she competed against James Wolpert, Will Champlin, Jacqui Lee and Cole Vosbury during the semifinals of the Voice on NBC.
“Tessanne outdid herself. She was undeniable. She secured her spot in the final show. She was flawless in her delivery and passion. Tessanne demonstrated the range of her talent,” stated Marlon Hill, Miami business and entertainment attorney and one of the organizers of Tweet and Watch parties across diaspora communities in New York, L.A., Atlanta, Texas, and South Florida.
Hill’s Tweet and Watch parties co-host, June Minto, concurred, stating that, their efforts to organize watch parties in South Florida and across America energized Jamaicans and their friends to turn their cheers into votes for Tessanne.
“It is important for us to share in this experience together. It is not only her journey; it is ours as well. The fact that we have united in this manner shows how much we can accomplish together,” stated Minto, South Florida project consultant and one of the organizers of the Tweet & Watch parties in South Florida and other locations across America.
The next party is Monday, December 16 at 6:30pm at the Grand Café, off Flamingo and Pembroke Road in Broward County.
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