Tessanne Chin has once again blown away the judges of The Voice with her spectacular singing. Having survived the blind auditions, the battle round, and the knock-out rounds, the singer stated “I definitely feel like I’m getting closer to the artiste I want to be.”
With nine contestants before her, they certainly saved the best for last as Tessanne closed the show. The ‘Jamaican Powerhouse’, as she is called, performed a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Many Rivers To Cross’ which once again earned her a standing ovation from coach Adam.
An emotional and teary-eyed Tessanne once again blew away the judges with her vocals. “As amazing and incredible as that was, I was not surprised. I knew you were capable of those soaring vocals, I am a fan,” Christina said. Cee-Lo donned a Jamaican accent, telling Tessanne that they certainly saved the best for last and that she was one of his faves. As before, Adam heaped praises on Tessanne’s performance. “You have such a golden soul and you are a wonderful human being. Your talent is mind boggling. In my opinion, it does not get better than this,” he said.
Meanwhile back home, The Gleaner reports that Tessanne Chin’s vocal ability is driving Rising Sun (by Chimney Records) on which she sings “Anything’s Possible.” The album has been available for download on iTunes since October 29.
The riddim continues Chimney’s streak of contemporary reggae releases and also features Tarrus Riley, Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid, Jah Cure, Zagga, Singing Sweet and Kibaki, I-Octane, Demarco, Christopher Martin, Kelissa, and Bramma.
“The ‘Rising Sun’ riddim is an acoustic guitar-driven production, with one drop reggae influences, but a modern touch to appeal to both older and younger listeners alike. The instrumentation has an uplifting and happy vibe, which translated into artistes naturally choosing to write songs of inspiration or love to the sounds we created,” said Jordan McClure of Chimney Records.
Tessanne’s track, called “Anything’s Possible,” was something McClure was keen to talk about. “After two years of working on reggae productions, ‘Island Vibes’ riddim, ‘Chillspot’ riddim, and ‘Tropical Escape’ riddim, we found that we were ready to work with Tessanne Chin. My production partner, David Hayle, and I, have always been fans of her talent. We’re happy that she fell in love with the ‘Rising Sun’ riddim’s instrumental, and chose to record Anything’s Possible on it. “Anything’s Possible” is an inspiring song that we did with Tessanne over a year ago, and it coincidentally relates to her being the first and only Jamaican artiste on The Voice.”
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