Tessanne Chin couldn’t be happier after winning the 5th season of NBC’s “The Voice” in Tuesday night’s live two-hour finale. Chin, a 28-year-old member of coach Adam Levine’s team and former singer for legendary reggae artist Jimmy Cliff, also wins a recording contract. 'A better coach for me I could not find,' Tessanne told coach Adam moments before the win.
The runner up was 16-year-old Jacquie Lee from coach Christina Aguilera’s team while Will Champlin finished third. Champlin was a member of coach Adam Levine’s team as well and his dad was a Chicago band member.
For Tessanne, the win means the Jamaican native will finally realize her dream of becoming an international singer. According to Tessanne, she did not expect to win especially after she almost gave up on her dream of becoming a singer before trying out for the competition. "I feel like, is this really happening, you know? This can't be real. Like unbelievable. Unbelievable." she said. "I was literally at the end of a road, you know, and coming to a place in my life where I was like, am I going to keep doing this and feeling like I'm not getting anywhere? Or am I going to give this another shot? And thank God, thank God I was able to give it another shot."
It appeared as though no one was more proud than her couch Adam Levine, who now adds a second win to his record on the show. Adam said he had to change tactics in order to win this time. His new approach was to downsize his other commitments so that he could devote more time to building his team's confidence.
The evening was also graced by performances from Lady Gaga who performed “Do What U Want” and Celine Dion who sung “Incredible” from her latest Album “Loved Me Back to Life.”
Watch Tessanne Chin Sing "I Have Nothing"
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