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Originally posted 12/18/2013 11:30AM
The backup singer has moved to center stage.
"I'm still in shock, to be honest," Tessanne Chin told PEOPLE shortly after winning the fifth season of The Voice Tuesday night. "When [Carson Daly] said my name, I was just completely overcome."
The Jamaican powerhouse also admitted she was in awe after sharing the stage with Céline Dion.
"That, for me, was an out-of-body experience because when you've had that dream for so long and it finally happens, it's unlike anything you can imagine," Chin, 28, said. "Then it's made even better when the person is so warm and so genuine and so sweet … I adore her."
Originally posted 12/17/2013 11:20PM
The Voice closed out its fifth season in star-studded fashion Tuesday, but even performances from the likes of Céline Dion and Lady Gaga – who dueted with coach Christina Aguilera for the first time – could not outshine the real star of the night: winner Tessanne Chin.
Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin of Team Adam Levine and Jacquie Lee of Team Christina made the coaches' chairs swivel during their blind auditions, then never failed to out-belt their competitors to win the hearts of their coaches, and the votes of America to earn a spot in the finals.
But only one could walk away with The Voice title.
Originally posted 12/17/2013 10:30PM
He's the Sexiest Man Alive, but Adam Levine proved he still knows how to keep things humble.
The Voice coach poked fun at his smoldering title on the finale Tuesday night and happily let his fellow coaches get in on the action during a comical segment before the winner was crowned.
"Adam might be the Sexiest Man Alive, but they don't know him like I know him," declared fellow coach Cee Lo Green as (what else?) "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred played in the background.
"He ain't sexy," Green added with an exuberant laugh.
Originally posted 12/17/2013 08:50AM
The final performance show on The Voice featured strong finishes from the final three contenders: Jamaican diva Tessanne Chin, California musical whiz Will Champlin and New Jersey teen sensation Jacquie Lee.
All showed off their evolution as artists, performing three songs during Monday's episode, including duets with their coaches, during which the contestants held their own, and then some, against their celebrity mentors.
A winner will be crowned on the show's finale Tuesday.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 09:40AM
Ladies and gentlemen, The Voice officially has its finalists.
After a season filled with epic performances, game-changing steals and tense Twitter saves, a trio of singers proved they have the pipes – and grit – to compete for The Voice crown next week.
So who did America vote through to the finals, and who ended their musical journey?
Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:45AM
Tessanne Chin's coach, Adam Levine, alluded to a personal and private burden she'd been carrying this week, but she channeled those raw emotions into her performance on The Voice on Monday, with a searing version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that had the audience on its feet cheering.
Pouring out her heart, the Jamaican power vocalist ended her song with a sustained note that showcased her strength and likely cemented her place in the show's final as the last five contestants battled in the live semifinals round.
"That was crazy what just happened," Levine said. "The sheer talent is just … I think that is probably the most flawless and graceful performance I've ever heard on this show."
Originally posted 12/04/2013 09:45AM
Team Sexy continued Tuesday – but this week it was a close one.
The Voice results show had a little bit of everything this week: a live performance from an expectant Kelly Clarkson, coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera sporting some funky hats, and nail-biting drama, courtesy of the Twitter instant save, which determined who would be sent home.
The show kicked off with a holiday performance of "Underneath the Christmas Tree" by a still-queasy Clarkson, who didn't move around much onstage, and told host Carson Daly, "I've felt better. I'm looking forward to the second trimester."
Originally posted 12/03/2013 09:10AM
It's one thing to perform one of your coach's career-defining songs; it's yet another to do it powerfully and earn her full blessing.
That's what New Jersey teen Jacquie Lee did Monday night on The Voice when she tackled Christina Aguilera's coming-of-age ballad "The Voice Within" with a vocal range rivaling her own coach, who was feeling their connection.
"I do find so many similarities in you, not only as a vocalist but as a person," a beaming Aguilera told Lee. "It's a struggle to find yourself, so young, in this business … I wrote this song when I was 20, 21, and it was a time in my life when you're being pushed and pulled in so many directions."
Originally posted 11/27/2013 11:15AM
Adam Levine's winning streak continues.
For the third week in a row, The Voice coach – and PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive – not only kept his team of three intact, but avoided the dreaded bottom three, which this week featured one contestant representing each of his fellow coaches.
Team Adam's Tessanne Chin, 28, Will Champlin, 30, and James Wolpert, 22, were all saved, along with Jacquie Lee, 16, of Team Christina Aguilera and Cole Vosbury, 22, of Team Blake Shelton.
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