Tessanne - The Music
Tessanne Chin had an outstanding run on The Voice on her road to victory. She left her coach, Adam Levine, speechless on several occasions and earned high praise from rival coach and three-time Voice champ, Blake Shelton, who called her a world-class vocalist. Additionally, and perhaps even more important than her vocal prowess, Tessanne proved she could move units in sales, as she topped the iTunes singles charts twice. Her first number one was an emotionally resonant cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic, Bridge Over Troubled Water and an awe-inspiring take on Whitney Houston's powerhouse ballad, I Have Nothing, the very next week. In fact, at the end of the competition, Tessanne had six singles on the iTunes top 100 chart, more than any other contestant on the show. She also had topped the iTunes reggae chart with a soul-stirring cover of Bob Marley's anthemic Redemption Song. At number two was her version of Underneath It All by No Doubt.
Let's retrace her musical footsteps on The Voice below. Click on the links to purchase the singles on iTunes.
|Stage||Song||Original Artiste||Top iTunes Position|
|Battle Rounds||Next to Me||Emeli Sande||-|
|Knockout Rounds||Stronger||Kelly Clarkson||-|
|Live Playoffs||Many Rivers to Cross||Jimmy Cliff||27|
|Live Top 12||My Kind of Love||Emeli Sande||57|
|Live Top 10||If I Were Your Woman||Gladys Knight||35|
|Live Top 8||Underneath it All||No Doubt||27|
|Live Top 6||Redemption Song||Bob Marley||15|
|Live Top 5||Bridge Over Troubled Water||Simon & Garfunkel||1|
|Let it Be (with Adam Levine)||The Beatles||3|
|I Have Nothing||Whitney Houston||1|
You can also click here to purchase Tessanne's singles as a collection.
Tessanne's performance on The Voice also proved to be a boon for her solo album, In Between Words, as new fans took to Amazon and iTunes to connect with her original work and old fans reconnected. One enthusiastic reviewer even commented that the album might have been 'ahead of its time.'
Tessanne released In Between Words in January 2011. The album was several years in the making, coming almost five years after the release of her debut solo single, the mega-hit Hideaway. The album also spawned other favourites such as Messenger, Black Books and Loving You, a duet with Trinidadian soca star, Kees Dieffenthaller of Kes the Band. However, despite positive reviews, there was not much to speak of in terms of commercial success. That looks set to change with the upcoming release of her first major label album, Count On My Love, available on July 1. Click here to pre-order the album.
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