Tessanne Chin’s desire to become the first Jamaican musician to win an American music talent show is another step closer to being fulfilled after advancing the semi-final round of The Voice thanks to two top quality performances.
The gentle songstress is now in the top five, receiving the third most votes overall following renditions of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song and Katy Perry’s Unconditional. The former earned Tessanne top spot amongst her compatriots on the iTunes chart for the first time, peaking at 15th on the overall chart, while Unconditionally finished sixth.
She joins teammates, Wil Champlin and James Wolpert, who was saved by the ‘instant save feature near the end of the show at the expense of Matthew Schuler, the fan favorite being tutored by pop sensation, Christina Aguilera. This means that coach and rock superstar, Adam Levine has a commanding advantage going into the final shows on Dec. 16 and 17, guaranteeing that he will have a protégé on said finals with three of the remaining five contestants under his tutelage.
Jacqueline Lee (Team Christina) copped the most overall votes while Cole Vosbury (Team Blake) finished second.
Chin’s rendition of Redemption Song was undoubtedly a hit with the crowd as she performed the the song in a higher octave and was heralded by many observers as the performance of the night
However, it was her performance of Unconditional that garnered the biggest compliment of the night from judge, Blake Shelton who said, “You are a world-class vocalist and I think that’s what people should be talking about. I haven’t seen anything quite like you on this show.”
Tessanne will perform twice on Monday’s semi-final, where three of the top five will advance to the final the following Monday.