And we have a winner! Tessanne Chin, from team Adam, has been crowned the winner of the fifth season of The Voice.
After belting out her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing, it was no shock that Chin would be this season's winner. Her coach Adam Levine even made the comment, after her performance on Monday night, that he knew in his mind and heart that she would be the winner. Apparently Levine's intuition is right!
"It’s sacred ground. We lost Whitney too early. So many people stay away from her because it’s incredible, one of the best vocals ever recorded … impossible to replicate,” Levine said after Chin's final performance. “You are just capable of anything and it blows me away. I know in my mind and heart you are the winner of this show.”
Before the finale, Chin talked about her journey on the show, and how she couldn't have done it without the support of her friends and family in Jamaica and her new friends and family in the United States. "It's just been an amazing journey and I could not do this without the little island of Jamaica," Chin said. "But I most importantly could not do it without the amazing new family and supporters I have here in the U.S. Thank you for accepting me and thank you for bringing me this far."
— Danielle Bradbery (@DBradbery) December 18, 2013
Will Champlin, also from team Adam, was announced as the third runner up, and then it all came down to Jacquie Lee, from team Christina, and Chin. It was an emotional moment as the two final girls stood on the stage anxiously waiting for the announcement that would change one of their lives forever. When host Carson Daly revealed the winner, Chin burst into tears and then took the stage for one last performance. Not only did Chin win a recording contract, she will also be collaborating with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) December 18, 2013
Shakira and Usher will return for the sixth season of The Voice that premieres on February 24, 2014.
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