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876-411 Review show – Tessanne Chin album review and Miss Jamaica World controversy

Tessanne Chin album reviewCheck out episode 12 of the Jamaican entertainment and pop culture review show, 876-411, hosted by Marc Brown.

In today’s episode, we review the new album from former ‘The Voice’ winner, Tessanne Chin, and talk about the controversy surrounding the winner of the 2014 Miss Jamaica World pageant.

Check out this episode and more on our official YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPS4uRK1AT4kxvMNzD0_qA

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Tessanne Chin releases cover art for new album set for July 1 release

Tessanne Chin albumAcclaimed Jamaican songstress, Tessanne Chin has released the official cover art for her upcoming studio album, Count on my Love, which will now hit shelves on July 1.

Chin unveiled the cover for her fans on her Instagram page Thursday, telling her fans, “I’m so excited to share this with all of you. I finally feel like we are one step closer.”

Count on my Love is Chin’s second studio album and first since winning season five of The Voice last December, with the album produced and distributed by her label, Republic Records, a label under the Universal Music Group imprint. Chin has released two singles from the album; Tumbling Down last December and Everything Reminds Me of You in May. The album was initially due to be released on June 24, but was switched to July 1 for undisclosed reasons.

The project features production from Supa Dups, Rock City, Diane Warren, Toby Gad and several more. Additionally, Count on my Love can now be pre-ordered on iTunes ahead of the official release.

Chin is set to perform at Reggae Sumfest in mid-July and will be going on a nationwide tour in the United States with fellow season five cast mates of The Voice.

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Tessanne Chin confirmed for Reggae Sumfest 2014

Tessanne Chin Shaggy and FriendsJamaican songstress and reigning The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin has become the first artist named to the Reggae Sumfest 2014 lineup, with organizers on Wednesday confirming that an agreement has been for her to perform on the show.

Johnny Gourzong, head of the show’s organizing team, Summerfest Productions said the agreement to add Chin to the lineup came months before she won the NBC talent show last December.

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Shaggy and Friends 2014 deemed strong success

Shaggy and Friend 2014Hats off to Team Shaggy and Friends. The momentum of such a worthy event began to build days after the announcement that Jamaica’s‘ songbird Tessanne Chin was crowned winner of the 5th season of NBCs The Voice . After the announcement of her win, Shaggy and his team immediately announced the full line up of his annual charity event for Bustamante Children Hospital.

Shaggy went on a media campaign along with some of the many artists who contributed their time and energy for this cause. For three weeks straight Shaggy and Friends were on local morning television programs, local and international radio letting the people know they Dare them to Care.

Immediately, the slogan Dare to Care took to social media and we began to receive word TWO week before the event that platinum tickets were sold out! As Team Shaggy and Friends continued the campaign, requests from ticket outlets began to pour in for re-stock of tickets and Shaggy began to realize that the movement was on.

 “I always know it harder for one man to achieve anything alone. As they say it takes a village to raise a child and we decided it takes a nation to save our children” says Shaggy.

It was now hours before showtime and stage, lights and cameras were all in place. The traffic towards Jamaica House was bumper to bumper and by 6:50 p.m. the patrons began filling the venue.While the patrons were filling the venue sponsors and #teamshaggy4kids took the party to social media and garnered over 3 million imprints by using hash tag #teamshaggy4kids and generating over 2 million streaming viewers from all over the world, which generated more donations. Social media was excited and The Jamaica House was filled and it was showtime, which started promptly at 8 p.m.

The beautiful Carlene Davis, took to the stage and paid tribute to Nelson Mandela and then performed a few gospel songs to remind the audience what the night was all about.  It was now time for ‘Si Martin Yah’, Christopher Martin who gave a short yet solid set. The night continued with stellar performance from Elephant Man, Wayne Marshall, his son GioMar, Agent Sasco, Trinidad sensation Kes and the Band, Dancehall sensation Konshens, International Super Star Neyo, Chronixx, Sean Paul, Tarrus Riley with surprise performance from Jah Cure and Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley,  Sean Paul and I-Octane.

Yet the time everyone waited for was ‘The Voice’ Tessanne Chin, who gave an impeccable performance with her band while giving the crowd some of her classics and some of the songs she performed on The Voice. Tessanne later introduced a fellow Voice contestant Mathew Schuler, who won over the crowd as he sung Hallelujah and a Wayne Wonder Cover of No Letting Go.

Tessanne would return in true star fashion with a wardrobe change and take the crowd with her as she sung a crowd favorite Hideaway.

The night was just superb, the efforts of a true visionary and man with a genuine heart was reflected by the magnitude of the crowd and by the efforts of everyone on his team.

 “I cannot take all the compliments without saying, Thank You to my team, Rebecca Packer and Team Shaggy and Friends, you all are truly amazing. To all media houses we thank you. To my friends and artists who took the time out of your schedule for the kids, hats off to you and to everyone who donated, your contributions will save lives, and most of all to our sponsors, Thank You!

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2013 Year in Review: The best songs, artists and stories in Jamaican music

Tessanne Chin The Voice winnerAfter a 2012 which saw Jamaica return to the roots of its music during its 50th anniversary year, the majority of 2013 proved to be a major letdown and appeared to be heading for irrelevancy within the pantheon on memorable Jamaican periods. That is, until a certain sparkly 28-year-old singer reminded everyone that our music still has a very long shelf-life, if attention is focused on the right channels.

Tessanne Chin added a much needed boost to what was a mostly ordinary year within Jamaican music and entertainment. From a downsizing of hit songs, to increasingly poor album sales in the United States, to undying scrutiny regarding lyrical content and party regulations, these were trying times for artists and music lovers alike in 2013.

Nevertheless, we try to look on the brighter side of things in our music. With that said, check out this very detailed review looking at the songs, artists and news makers that made Jamaican music interesting in 2013. Feel free to comment below if you agree or disagree with these picks.

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876-411 (Episode 4) – Year In Review Show

Tessanne Year In ReviewThis is the fourth episode of our new, weekly entertainment review show, 876-411, which takes a look at all the hot topics in Jamaican music, entertainment and pop culture, hosted by Marc Parc and Jodz.

Tonight’s episode looks at the highlights and lowlights of STING 2013, plus our year in review, looking at the songs, artists and newsmakers that made our entertainment scene interesting in 2013.

For more about 876-411, check out the official Facebook page for more: https://www.facebook.com/RAYKINGlive for more details.

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Tessanne Chin makes Billboard again

Tessanne Chin The VoiceThe Voice: Season Five winner, Tessanne Chin has once again earned recognition from music’s most established chart as Billboard magazine now features two more songs from the Jamaican sensation, according to reports Friday.

After peaking on the Billboard Top 100 chart at 64 with her rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water during The Voice semifinal, Chin has outdone herself once again by placing at number 51 for a similarly masterful performance of Whitney Houston’s classic, I Have Nothing in the final.

Additionally, her performance of Let It Be with coach,Adam Levine has entered the chart at number 76. Both songs are also featured on Billboard’s Heatseekerschart, with I Have Nothing topping the chart while Let It Be is seventh.

Meanwhile, Chin’s new single, Tumbling Down, written by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder could enter the Billboard charts as early as next week, according to reports. The song has been heavily promoted and was performed during her media blitz in the United States following her victory on The Voice, including on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Kelly and Michael and Access Hollywood Live.

Her new album is expected to be in stores early next year.

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Tessanne Chin – “I Just Want To Be A Wife”

Tessanne Chin The VoiceTessanne Chin has been pursuing music since she was in diapers in her native Jamaica, where her family even has a recording studio in their home. But the newly crowned winner of The Voice has more domestic aspirations on top of launching her musical career.

“There’s a music side of me and a dreamer, but really I just want to be a wife,” the gorgeous singer tells the New York Daily News.

The singer has talked a lot about her husband of two years, Michael Cuffe, throughout the season, and the affection she feels for him was easy to see. Michael was her biggest fan throughout the process, and Tessanne even joked about the fact that his reaction to her winning was bigger than hers.

“I think his reaction trumped mine,” she said about that fateful moment Carson Daly called her name. “He’s the best. He’s my rock.”

And, although she’s going to go gangbusters on her music career for now, she admits that domestic bliss is also a goal. In fact, she wants to own a farm back in Jamaica!

“Not a big farm, but I love animals and the thought of growing my own food,” she said.

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Tessanne Chin wins season five of The Voice

Tessanne Chin wins The VoiceIt is fitting that Tessanne Chin’s handle on the popular picture-sharing website, Instagram is ‘TheBesTess,’ because after pulling off one of the most incredible renditions of a Whitney Houston song in recent memory and showing exemplary humility throughout her run on The Voice, she has painted an image of excellence and grace that has ever graced a talent show stage.

That image is now worth a lot more than 1,000 words, as the 28-year-old Jamaican singer took home the title on the season five finale of the American talent show on Tuesday night, pocketing US$100,000 and a recording contract with a major U.S. label. The result, which also made Adam Levine the winning coach on the show, was confirmed following a two-hour season finale, featuring a number of performances including all the season’s contestants, as well as guest performances by the likes ofLady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Paramore and many more.

The standout performance of the night, however, was from Tessanne, who received the opportunity to sing with legendary singer and idol, Celine Dion, causing her to hysterically burst into tears as she tried to channel the shock. That nervous energy, however, was translated into the typical vocal brilliance she displayed throughout the competition, performing Love Can Move Mountainsalongside the Grammy-winning musician, with both clearly enjoying themselves and giving a display of pure musical talent.

As surprising as that performance was, it was a fitting follow-up to her final live performance show set on Monday night, as she competed against eventual runner-up, Jacqueline Lee and second runner-up, Will Champlin for top spot on The Voice. After singing her rendition of the song which got her in the competition in the first place – Pink’s Try – and performing a sumptuous duet of The Beatles’ Let It Be with Levine,Chin was handed the toughest of tests – Whitney Houston’s classic, I Have Nothing.

Given Houston was one of the greatest singers to ever grace the world, Chin would no doubt be judged by the highest of standards by music lovers and judges alike. But after showing fluency and vocal clarity that few singers possess, Tessanne not only performed to that standard, but had the audience and judges in shock, wondering if she had a ceiling, as Levine pointed out during his post-performance commentary.It was the stuff of legend that even had the likes of Piers Morgan speaking Jamaican patois and later earned her asecond straight number one on the overall iTunes chart.

Locals packed Half-Way-Tree in Kingston during the finale, reminiscent of last year’s Olympic Games in London, and erupted with joy and relief once Tessanne’s name was announced, and everyone from top local musicians, media personnel and high ranking politicians congratulated her from her efforts.

Where Tessanne Chin will go from here is unknown and how Jamaican music will capitalize on this victory remains unclear, but those pictures will be painted over time, everyone can only hope this artist continues to create masterpieces as her career blossoms.

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Tessanne Chin marches on to ‘The Voice’ semifinal

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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.



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Tessanne soars to top six on ‘The Voice’

Tessanne Chin Top 6Jamaican 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.

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Tessanne safely through to ‘The Voice’ top eight

Jamaican singing sensation, Tessanne Chin is now one of the final eight on season five of NBC’s hit talent show, The Voice after surviving a tense results show Tuesday night.

Tessanne The Voice Top 8One of the favorites to win the competition, Chin had to sweat it out as her compatriot on Adam Levine’s team, James Tolbert received the most fan votes of all the top 10 contestants while fellow teammate, Wil Champlin finished with the fourth most votes.

After being made to wait for half the show, Tessanne’s name was finally called by show host, Carson Daly after receiving the fifth most votes for her performance Monday night.

Said performance during the top 10 live performance show saw Chin take on Gladys Knight and the Pips’ soulful classic, If I Were Your Woman. The lower octave tone of the song proved no sticking point for the Jamaican songstress, as her range and transitions throughout verses were relatively smooth.

Competition on season five of The Voice promises to become even more intense going forward, meaning Tessanne will have to step up her game that much more. The unpredictable nature voting also will be a factor to pay attention to as proven when Caroline Pennell, the multi-talented 17-year-old prodigy mentored by Cee’Lo Green, went from receiving the most votes on the show last week to being saved by a last-minute fan vote near the end of Tuesday night’s show.

The top eight on The Voice will perform on next Monday as they compete for the final six spots, which will be revealed the following night.

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Tessanne advances to last 12 of ‘The Voice’

Tessanne The Voice Jamaicans are breathing a collective sigh of relief today as multi-talented songstress, Tessanne Chin has advanced to the final 12 of BC’s hit talent show, The Voice.

The Kingston-born singer was one of two from her team headed by coach Adam Levine voted past the first phase of the live performance round, joining American singer, James Wolpert. Both Chin and Wolpert were spared of the agony of being amongst the three singers left to face Levine, as he was left with the choice of choosing between Preston Pohl, Will Champlin and Grey.

Ultimately, it was Champlin who received the vote of confidence from Levine to move on.

Tessanne earned her votes following a moving, high octave performance of Many Rivers To Cross, the classic single by her mentor, Jimmy Cliff. She was considered by many analysts to be the headline performer of the night during her set Monday. Additionally, her rendition of Cliff’s song charted as high as 27th on the iTunes charts prior to the end of voting Tuesday morning.

The Top 12 will perform on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 respectively as they compete for ten spots in the next phase of the live performance phase.

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Tessanne Chin pays homage to Jimmy Cliff during first live show on ‘The Voice’

Tessanne Chin live showMake no mistake, Tessanne Chin is not on The Voice just to represent Jamaica, she is a mission to become the newest universal sensation to come out of the island after her most stunning performance yet on the NBC talent show Monday night.

Tessanne, already a fan favorite on The Voice after progressing through a blind audition, a battle round and a knockout, left no doubt regarding her legitimacy as a top contender to win the talent show with a flawless set during the show’s live performance round. Following nine performers and a bevy of anticipation, the Hideaway singer showcased herself as not only as arguably the best performer of the night, but tapped into her undoubted superstar potential that looks certain to be fulfilled, regardless of the show’s outcome.

Adding a bit of ‘yard’ flavor to the proceedings, Tessanne paid homage to one of her biggest mentors, legendary Reggae singer, Jimmy Cliff by performing his greatest hit, Many Rivers To Cross. Having performed covers of pop hits by Kelly Clarkson, Emeli Sande and Pink in previous rounds, her switch to a more familiar sound only ingratiated her with audience members and judges that much more, belting out every high note effortlessly and leaving every bit of emotion on the stage.

Though several of her supporters and herself were moved to tears following this set, the judges were not surprised by her effort, particularly judge, Christina Aguilera.

“As amazing and incredible as that was, I was not surprised. I knew you were capable of those soaring vocals, I am a fan,”

Her coach, Adam Levine spoke just as much to her character as her talent, suggesting she has a ‘golden soul’ and is a ‘wonderful human being,’ while fellow judge, Cee-Lo Green even broke into Jamaican patois while expressing his satisfaction with the performance.

Now it is up to the viewing public to decide whether that performance is worthy of advancing as fans will have until 11 a.m. (Eastern Time) Tuesday morning to vote for Tessanne. Persons are allowed to vote on The Voice’s official website (www.thevoice.com) or to call 1-877-553-3710. Each person is allowed a maximum of 10 votes.

You can also go to iTunes and purchase a copy of Tessanne’s Many Rivers To Cross cover, which also counts as a vote.

The Voice returns Tuesday night with 10 more contestants before an elimination show on Thursday night reveals which 12 of the 20 competitors will move on further in the live rounds.

Watch Tessanne’s full performance of Many Rivers To Cross here.

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Tessanne Chin advances to live performance round on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Tessanne Chin The VoiceThe momentum garnered by accomplished Jamaican singer, Tessanne Chin continues to build as she advanced to the live performance round of the popular NBC talent show, The Voice Monday night.

Much like the battle round, Tessanne had to compete against a member of her own team, led by Adam Levine, to advance. This time, however, this would be a one-on-one matchup rather than a joint performance, like she had with veteran pop/jazz singerDonna Allen two weeks prior.

After a less-than-stellar practice session,Tessanne was determined to give her all and then some as she took on American singer/songwriter, Ashley DuBose in the knockout phase. After DuBose gave a very commendable rendition of Train’s hit song, Hey Soul SisterTessanne was left with the taskof one-upping her formidable opponent with a rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s chart-topping hit,Stronger.

Any trepidations prior to her performance were immediately knocked down for the count as Tessanne’s strong vocal clarity, breathing ability and stage presence were on point throughout the nearly two-minute set.

The Jamaican singer’s ability to own the song in the moment and rise to such a challenge effortlessly made her stand out in the judges’ minds, with judge, Christina Aguilera particularly amazed, stating she ‘made it sound easy.’ In the end, Adam Levine decided to stick withTessanne, giving her clearance to advance to the live performance round, which kicks off in November.

As she prepares for this all-important stage of the competition, she is promoting her newly-released single, Anything’s Possibleone of the standout songs on the Chimney Records-produced Rising Sun Riddim.

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Tessanne Chin squares off with Donna Allen in ‘The Voice’ battle round

Popular Jamaican singer, Tessanne Chin immediately made herself a force to be reckoned with on The Voice with a chill-inducing audition in September. Now, she faces very formidable competition as she begins her journey to the title.

Tessanne has been paired with veteran pop singer, Donna Allen in the much-anticipated battle rounds, slated to air next week. Allen, known for several top ten hits on the U.K. Singles Chart and Billboard’s Hot Dance/Club Play Chart in the U.S., made a comeback onThe Voice with her rendition of You Are So Beautiful and, like Tessanne, chose to be coached by Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine.

Now two of the early favorites in the competition will square off in the battle round, where they will together perform a rendition of Emeli Sande’sNext To Me. In a preview video released this weekend, Chin and Allen unsurprisingly rise to the occasion and give very strong renditions of the song, to mass approval from the studio audience.

Levine must now choose between the two songbirds who he wants to advance to the knockout round. Should either Chin or Allen not be chosen to advance, competing coaches,Christina Aguilera, Cee’Lo Green or Blake Shelton could elect to take them on as they are each allowed two steals, meaning they can take two singers eliminated by their fellow coaches.

Tessanne Chin, known for her breakthrough hit single, Hideaway in 2005 has garnered strong support from fellow Jamaicans on her fight towards being crowned The Voice. Should she advance past this stiff test in the battle round, she will go head to head with a fellow member ofTeam Levine in the knockout round in a bid to advance to the live performance segment.

Battle rounds of The Voice will begin airing October 14 on NBC in the United States and TVJ/RETV in Jamaica.

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Interview: Tessanne Chin-First Interview After The Voice/ September 28 2013

VCE_204Interview: Tessanne Chin-First Interview After The Voice/ September 28 2013

Growing up on the island of Jamaica with musical parents, Tessanne knew she always wanted to be a musician. For three years, she sang backup for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, but eventually broke out as a solo artist in Jamaica. Tessanne has not been able to make any waves in the U.S., but she’s hoping that The Voice will take her global. Follow Tessanne on Twitter at @Tessanne

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RETV to air ‘The Voice’ live in Jamaica

Tessanne Chin The VoiceA day after announcing their acquisition of rights to show the popular American talent show, The Voice on delay, Television Jamaica (TVJhas moved quickly to satisfy angry viewers by deciding to allow partner station, RETV to broadcast the show live.

Following a brilliant audition late last month by Jamaican singer, Tessanne Chinwhich led to her securing a spot in the competition, Jamaican viewers have been demanding that local television broadcast episodes of The Voice to see her performances live

Though TVJ announced plans Monday to start airing the program on Mondays and Tuesdays after acquiring rights to broadcast the show in Jamaica, the public expressed outrage after finding out the show would air on TVJ at 9 p.m. local time, two hours after NBC’s live broadcast. As a result, NBC’s live telecast would be blocked for cable viewers prior to TVJ’s showing.

After fans of the station voiced their displeasure on social media, including starting a Facebookpage protesting the move, TVJ executives announced Tuesday that their local cable sister station, RETV will broadcast live episodes of the show and apologized to viewers for any inconvenience caused.

Tessanne, who is being coached by Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, will now enter the battle rounds of the competition where she will perform alongside a fellow member of Team Levine, before one is selected to move on. If she advances past early eliminations, she will then be allowed to participate in the live performance round.

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Tessanne thrills while inducing chills with awe-inspiring performance on ‘The Voice’

Eight years ago, Tessanne Chin landed her big break with the chart-topping hit, Hideaway, seemingly sending the beautiful songstress on her way to superstardom. Now, she may be set to attain something which could blow that achievement out of the water after a stunning performance on NBC’s The Voice Tuesday night.

Though Chin has been established in Jamaica for quite some time, the Jamaican singer recently opted to try out for season five the popular American talent show as she gave a blind audition to its judges: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee’Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. What resulted was the biggest pop offered by the crowd during the two-hour show, which had all four judges turn around almost instantly as Chin gave a chill-inducing rendition of Pink’s single, Try.

Tessanne Chin VoiceWith her father on hand as well as her husband, Michael Cuffe Jr., Chin was moved to tears as Levine, the Maroon 5 front man instantly tipped her as a possible winner of the competition. All four judges lauded Chin on her vocal range, humility and confidence while even asking her to speak a little of her native tongue.

After the exchanges, Chin would then choose Levine as her coach for the season, insisting she wants to work on her vocal strength and propel herself to the next frontier.

Tessanne tweeted her excitement afterwards, saying, “Just getting a chance to read through all of your kind wonderful words!!! Thank you every one!!! I am speechless!!! That’s all I can say.” She also received additional complimentary tweets from Levine and Aguilera as well as fellow Jamaican entertainment personalities.

Chin will now move on to the battle rounds, where she will be performing alongside another team member selected by Levine, before one is selected to move on. Should she advance through the initial eliminations, she will then advance to the live performance segment.

The last person left standing at the end of season five will be declared ‘The Voice’ and wins a recording contract with an American label while also securing victory for their respective coach.

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Shaggy & Tessanie – Never Let Me Go


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‘Never let me go’ – ls the latest project to hit the airwaves in November by Shaggy.  The project exposes the much evolved and strong vocal talents of Tessanne Chin, (with hit songs such as: Hide away, Black books, and Messenger). ‘Never let me go’ speaks to the highly romantic and mental attraction that lovers often experience, coupled with the seeming and ever present physical attraction existing between  a male and female.
The song speaks to a need by both sexes, to provide reassurance or lifelong commitment, to life and love, with the prospect of everlasting partnership.  The collaboration comes high on the heels of the request by the Jamaican population, as well as the cry of the nations entertainment bodies, to ensure the music we produce, is one which our children can listen and ascertain good values and morals. Never let me go encourages the continued commitment, with truth, love and willingness to work towards the goal of a lasting relationship.
Never let me go is a production by the much acclaimed, local and international producer Birch, based in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Spotlight: Tessanne Chin

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With mega hits such as Secret Hideaway, Messenger and Black Book to her credit reggae / rock sensation Tessanne Chin has broken the silence regarding her eagerly anticipated debut album slated to be released early next year.

According to Tessanne the album is still untitled but will feature a host of new songs and a few classics. “Well I plan on heading in a totally different direction than before as it relates to the music, I’ve been doing some recording of later and the album should have anywhere between 12-14 tracks. Currently I’m promoting my new song “Are You Gonna / Control” which is a fun song about the ups and downs in relationships. At some point everyone falls in love and what this song is basically saying is that either way with or without that special person I will be alright”.

In other news Tessanne has also been busy collaborating with the likes of Shaggy on a song dubbed “Never Let Me Go” which is to be released later this month. Other collab’s include work with singer / songwriter Kes out of Trinidad and on the local front the female dominated track “Beautiful Sister” alongside Alaine, Queen Ifrica and sister Tami Chynn.

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