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Tessanne speechless as Usain bolts on to ‘Voice’ stage

Published:Monday | November 18, 2013 | 10:34 PM

Davina Henry, Staff Reporter

Jamaican Tessanne Chin was left speechless this evening as her countryman Olympian Usain Bolt appeared on the American talent show The Voice to support her.

"OMG, just died!!! Usain Bolt I am speechless!!! Thank you!!” Chin tweeted.

Showing his rating for Tessanne, Bolt told host Carson Daly that the support in Jamaica for the songbird has been 'crazy'.

"We're just trying to figure out a way to vote. Everybody (in Jamaica) is watching right now," Bolt said.

With fans of Tessanne now becoming accustomed to her performing later down in the show, they were not disappointed when she finally took to the stage as the sixth of ten contestants.

After announcing that her journey on The Voice is like gift-wrapped opportunity, Tessanne performed a rendition of Gladys Knight and the Pips' If I Were Your Woman.

"I don't believe anyone's ever done that song on the show and I know you have your apprehensions... But this song just solidified your presence on the show as a major contender. You are a wonderful human being and I love you," her coach Adam Levine said.

While asking for more of Tessanne's Jamaican accent, Christina Aguilera told Tessanne that she has a voice that can do so much.

"I want to hear more moments like this. I would love to hear more songs where I can hear different dimensions of you."

Tessanne has had success in the past with songs such as My Kind of Love and Many Rivers to Cross.

Fans can vote for Tessanne by logging on to or by buying her performance on The Voice on iTunes.

Each song purchased adds five votes to Chin's tally.

Votes may also be cast by calling 1-855-864-2306


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