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Tessanne Chin wows at the White House with quality performance

Tessanne ChinWhen acclaimed Jamaican singer, Tessanne Chin makes history, she does so in the biggest way possible and Thursday night, she continued that trend by giving yet another inspiring performance during the special Women of Soul concert at the White House.

The concert, put on by U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama took place in front of a packed East Room and featured top class singers ranging different eras, including Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae, Melissa Etheridge, Ariana Grande and Jill Scott.

Chin was introduced by U.S. president, Barack Obama to a rousing ovation, along with the other performers. Wearing a fiery red dress as she entered the stage, Chin thanked the Obamas for the invitation to perform before going into her set; a rendition of Last Dance, the classic song by the late, great disco singer, Donna Summer, who inspired Chin throughout her career.

Backed a full band and background singers, Chin showed why she was crowned the season five winner of The Voice with a vocally strong performance which had most in the audience moving, even getting some to their feet. In said audience was her husband and Jamaican media personality, Michael Cuffe, as well as family.

Franklin was the most prominent of the ladies in terms of sets as she performed classics such as Let’s Have a Party, I’ve Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and Amazing Grace. LaBelle was her usually stellar self as she performed Over The Rainbow while Grande, just 20 years old, sang her hit,Tattooed Heart.

Chin later joined all the other singers for a group rendition of Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner.

The full concert, the 12th staged by the White House since 2009, will be seen on American television, viaPBS, on April 7 before later being broadcast on the Armed Forces Network to America’s service men and women.

Women of Soul was scheduled as a part of Women’s History Month and was preceded by a special workshop where middle school, high school and college students got to meet the performers and learn about their experiences within the music industry.

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Tessanne Chin to perform at upcoming White House concert

Tessanne Chin 2014Jamaican songstress and reigning The Voice champ,Tessanne Chin has landed one of her biggest gigs yet as she has been confirmed to perform a concert at the White House on Thursday.

The concert, Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House is being put on by United States First Lady,Michelle Obama and casts Chin within a star-laden lineup that includes legendary singers, Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge and Patti Labelle, who she once opened for in her younger days. The show also features high-profile singers, Janelle Monae, Ariana Grande and Jill Scott.

Described as a show where artists will perform songs expressing the plights and achievements of women, Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be streamed live on the White House’s official website (WhiteHouse.gov/live) around 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on PBS April 7th. The broadcast will later be seen on the Armed Forces Network to American servicemen across the world.

Additionally, an interactive, day time workshop will be held in connection with the concert to educate middle school, high school and college students about the women of soul. Chin and all the other featured performers will be at the workshop sharing their experience with students as well as answering questions regarding the music and entertainment world.

Chin has been a semi-regular fixture on American television since winning season five of The Voice last December. She performed a series of talk shows, including Access Hollywood and Live with Kelly and Michael shortly after her win and also appeared at the Rose Bowl in California on New Year’s Day. She will be the first Jamaican artist of note to perform at the White House.

Meanwhile, Tessanne Chin is also booked to perform on May 17 at the Sony Arts Centre in Toronto. It is her second of two scheduled appearances there this spring as she is set to personally accept a Luminary Award at the University of the West Indies Toronto benefit gala on March 29.

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