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Tessanne Chin
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Contestant Profile
Gender: Female
Nationality: Jamaican
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation: Full-time singer
The Voice
Version: U.S.
Season: 5
Genre: Pop, R&B, Reggae, Soul
Team(s): Team Adam
Finish: Winner
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Adam
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CeeLo
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Xtina
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Tessanne Chin is the winner of Season 5 of The Voice, being part of Team Adam.

After impressing all four coaches in the Blinds, Tessanne advanced easily through the Battles and Knockouts due to her vocal excellence, being constantly praised by the coaches as a vocalist that was "physically incapable of ever missing a note". Tessanne remained consistent throughout the whole competition, navigating between the pop, R&B and soul genres while always staying true to her Jamaican-reggae roots; a well-timed pitch perfect performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" in the semifinals led to her rising to the #1 spot of the iTunes charts, increasing her threat status right before the finale; there, another flawless vocal delivery of a classic, this time Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing", would give her another #1 spot on the charts, with said performance being widely hailed as one of the best deliveries ever of the song.

On the finale results night, Tessanne would be crowned the winner of the season over frontrunner Jacquie Lee, a win that rewarded her overall consistency and stand-out performances at the right time. She became the third female winner of the show in a row, and Adam Levine's second winner.

Performances

Round Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Auditions "Try" P!nk September 24, 2013 N/A All four chairs turned
Joined Team Adam
Battles
(Top 48)
"Next to Me"
(vs. Donna Allen)
Emeli Sandé October 14, 2013 N/A Won
Knockouts
(Top 32)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
(vs. Ashley DuBose)
Kelly Clarkson October 28, 2013 N/A Won
Live Playoffs
(Top 20)
"Many Rivers to Cross" Jimmy Cliff November 4, 2013 10 #2 Public's Vote
(Team Adam)
Top 12 "My Kind of Love" Emeli Sandé November 11, 2013 9 Advanced
Top 10 "If I Were Your Woman" Gladys Knight & The Pips November 18, 2013 6 Advanced
Top 8 "Underneath It All" No Doubt November 25, 2013 2 Advanced
Top 6 "Redemption Song"
(Coach's choice)
Bob Marley December 2, 2013 2 Advanced
"Unconditionally"
(Tessanne's choice)
Katy Perry 8
Top 5
(Semifinals)
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" ⭐️ Simon & Garfunkel December 9, 2013 5 Received iTunes Bonus
(votes 5x)
Advanced to Finale
Top 3
(Finale)
"Try"
(Reprise song)
P!nk December 16, 2013 1 Winner
"Let It Be" ⭐️
(with Adam Levine)
The Beatles 4
"I Have Nothing" ⭐️
(Solo song)
Whitney Houston 7
Non-competition performances
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order
Live Playoffs Results "Safe and Sound"
(with Grey, James Wolpert, Preston Pohl and Will Champlin)
Capital Cities November 7, 2013 4
Live Top 12 Results "Brave"
(with Sara Bareilles & the females of the Top 12)
Sara Bareilles November 12, 2013 1
"A Hard Day's Night"
(with Adam Levine, James Wolpert and Will Champlin)
The Beatles 4
Top 10 "Say It, Just Say It"
(with the Top 10)
The Mowgli's November 18, 2013 1
Live Top 10 Results "Royals"
(with Caroline Pennell)
Lorde November 19, 2013 4
Top 8 "One Day"
(with Cole Vosbury, Ray Boudreaux, and Will Champlin)
Matisyahu November 25, 2013 1
Live Top 8 Results "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" (with the Top 8 and the Starbucks Chorus) No original artist. Written by Ada R. Habershon & Charles H. Gabriel November 26, 2013 2
"Apologize" / "All the Right Moves"
(with the Top 8)
OneRepublic 4
Live Top 6 Results "You've Got the Love"
(with Matthew Schuler and Jacquie Lee)
Candi Staton December 3, 2013 2
"Joy to the World" / "O Holy Night"
(with the Top 6)
Traditional carols 23.5
Live Top 5 (Semifinals) "Best Day of My Life"
(with the Top 5)
American Authors December 9, 2013 1
Live Finale "I'll Be There"
(with the Top 3)
The Jackson 5 December 16, 2013 1
Live Finale Results "Tonight Is the Night"
(with The Top 20)
Outasight December 17, 2013 1
"Love Can Move Mountains"
(with Céline Dion)
Céline Dion 3
"Hold On, I'm A Comin'"
(with James Wolpert, Preston Pohl, Olivia Henken, and Grey)
Sam & Dave 11
"Tumbling Down" Tessanne Chin 13


Trivia

  • Tessanne is the third female winner of The Voice in a row, after Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery.
    • She was the last female winner until Season 10, where Alisan Porter would win the title after 4 seasons in a row with male winners.
  • Tessanne is the first winner to have not been born in the United States, being originally from Jamaica.
Preceded by
Season 4
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Danielle Bradbery
Winner
Season 5
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Tessanne Chin
Succeeded by
Season 6
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Josh Kaufman
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