Jamaican songstress, Tessanne Chin continues to reinvent herself and her sound with each passing show, and her transformational efforts were once again rewarded as she advanced into the top six of NBC’s hit talent show, The Voice Tuesday night after once again tapping into her roots by performing a chart-topping Reggae fusion classic.
Chin moves on along with fellow Team Adam mates, Wil Champlin and James Wolpert, leaving Adam Levine as the only coach with all of his protégés still alive in the round. Cole Vosbury of Team Blake (coached by Blake Shelton)and Jacqueline Lee of Team Christina (coached by Christina Aguilera) also advanced through the initial round of votes while Lee’s teammate, Matthew Schuler moved on thanks to the ‘instant save’ feature.
This meant Ray Boudreaux (Team Blake) and show favorite, Caroline Pennell (Team Cee’Lo) were sent home, the latter’s elimination leaving coach, Cee’Lo Green with no more artists on his team.
Having shown off her versatility by mastering Reggae, pop and soul music, Tessanne Chin dipped into the sound which made her a star in Jamaica in the mid-2000s, going Reggae fusion with Underneath It All, the Grammy-winning single by rock band, No Doubtand the ‘Queen of Dancehall,’ Lady Saw.
Monday night’s performance allowed viewers to witness Tessanne in her most natural element, singing a smooth higher-pitched version of Gwen Stefani’s spots in the song before deejaying Lady Saw’s part and moving her hips, showcasing a pure island style of performing. Christina Aguilera in particular pointed this out in her assessment of Tessanne’s stellar performance, saying she finally saw who she truly was in her musical element.
Intensity will surely be at an all-time high next week on The Voice as the top six vie for four spots on next week Monday’s live show, which means Tessanne and her compatriots will have to step up their games much higher to guarantee a spot on the penultimate show of season five.