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Anita Antoinette

Anita Antoinette set for return on The Voice for wildcard round

Anita AntoinetteJamaican songstress, Anita Antoinette has been handed a lifeline in her pursuit for success on NBC’s The Voice after it was announced on Tuesday that she will return to the American talent show next Monday to compete in its wildcard round.

After being eliminated last week from the show after making the Top 10, Antoinette and all other contestants knocked out of the live round phase of the show will be given one last chance to prove to viewers that they deserve a real shot at becoming The Voice as they will perform in an effort to win a berth in the show’s finale. This after it was recently announced by show host, Carson Daly that the winner of the wild card berth will automatically perform in the final round of live performances later this month, meaning there will be four finalists this year instead of the usual three.

 Antoinette was due to perform alongside season five winner of The Voice, Tessanne Chin on Wednesday at a tree-lighting concert held by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC). In a statement, it was announced that Antoinette, a Kingston native and daughter of Reggae crooner, Clinton Fearon would not be able to do the show, but assured she will return to Jamaica as soon as possible.

“Although Anita would love to be a part of this event, she will be in Los Angeles gearing up for the wild card round of The Voice,” the statement read. “She wants to assure her fans that she will soon make it to her beloved island.”

Antoinette was once considered a favourite to win The Voice after renditions of songs done by Bob Marley, Meghan Trainor and Magic! were well-received, to the point she garnered the second most votes among the Top 12 a week prior to her elimination.

The wildcard round can be seen starting at 8 p.m. on December 8 on NBC.

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876-411 Review Show – Anita Antoinette cut from The Voice and remembering Garnett Silk

Garnett SilkBlessings everyone and welcome to the newest episode of the live, online Jamaican entertainment show, 876-411, hosted by Marc Brown.

In this episode, we look at the end of Jamaican singer, Anita Antoinette’s run on American talent show, The Voice, and we remember late, great Reggae singer, Garnett Silk as we approach the 20th anniversary of his death.

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Anita Antoinette fails to advance on The Voice after being cut from Top 10

Anita Antoinette eliminatedJamaica’s hopes to see a second songstress from the island wearing the proverbial crown on The Voice were dashed Tuesday night after Anita Antoinette was eliminated from the American talent show.

Antoinette’s fate was left in the hands of the American viewing public as her rendition of Passenger’s Let Her Go was not enough to win the Connecticut-based singer enough votes, a week after she secured the second most votes of any singer, clinching her an early berth into the Top 10. Antoinette ended up vying for survival alongside fellow Team Gwen singer, Ryan Sill and Team Blake singer, Reagan James.  Sill was saved by America’s Twitter votes by a sizeable margin at the end of the live results show.

 Following up on her stirring performance of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song last week, Antoinette’s coach, Gwen Stefani again went to the reggae well, this time selected Let Her Go, but had her do a reggae-inspired version of the song – check it out here – similar to the cover Christopher Martin did last year. The effort was very commendable –  her perfomance routine and Janelle Monae-like haircut pearticularly noticeable – but at times, her vocals weren’t able to reach that next level, staying monotone for most of the song.

Coaches were largely impressed, however, with Stefani and fellow coach, Blake Shelton pointing out the fun-loving nature of her personality and work.

Antoinette’s iTunes numbers during voting time gave some indication she was in trouble going into the live round, finishing ninth among the 10 competitors in terms of sales. When the live results were announced, she, James and Sill, the three lowest ranked among Voice competitors on iTunes were the ones fighting it out to be saved by America.

Given one last chance to show viewers why she deserved to stay, Antoinette performed Jason Mraz’s The Remedy (performance video above), in which she again showed her capabilities, but also showed some of the same vocal issues she had the night before.

That said, Antoinette’s journey on The Voice was one to applaud given her progress in the competition and after last week, was considered a favourite to win it and follow in the footsteps of Tessanne Chin. Though she has been eliminated, Antoinette is still eligible to be brought back as a wildcard later in the competition.

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876-411 Review Show – Addressing the lack of buzz in Jamaica over Anita Antoinette

Anita Antoinette Thje VoiceBlessings everyone and welcome to the newest episode of the live, online Jamaican entertainment show, 876-411.

In this episode, we assess Anita Antoinette’s run on The Voice and why there hasn’t been a lot of buzz in Jamaica over it as well as Konshens addressing a bevy of issues, from Masicka, to Demarco, to the recent bottle incident involving producer, K Swizz.

Visit the official 876-411 website for the latest news, videos and music within the world of Jamaican entertainment, sports and culture, whether at home or abroad: http://www.876411.com/

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Anita Antoinette

Anita Antoinette wins berth in live performance round of The Voice

Anita AntoinetteJamaican singer, Anita Antoinette has become the second Jamaican in the last year to advance to the live performance round of the popular NBC talent show, The Voice after fending off country singer, Craig Wayne Boyd in the knockout phase of the competition Monday night.

Antoinette once again dipped into her island roots, performing the Reggae fusion song, Rude by Canadian rock band, Magic! as she looked to repay the faith shown in her by coach, Gwen Stefani when she selected her in September. Not only was Antoinette’s vocal range typically on point, but the Boston-based songstress added more performance savvy to her rendition of the Billboard chart-topper as she showcased some sultry dance moves and an added energy to her set.

She went up against fellow Team Gwen singer, Boyd, whose rendition of Can’t You See by the Marshall Tucker Band also possessed much of the same vocal clarity and convincing performance traits as he put on a strong showing of his own.

In the end, Stefani chose Antoinette as the final member of her live show round roster, pointing out her performance upgrade in particular. However, despite losing out in the matchup, Boyd ended up a winner himself as he was stolen by Blake Shelton, who originally took him as a member of his team following blind auditions.

The live performance round kicks off next Monday night, starting at 8 p.m.

Watch Antoinette’s knockout round performance in its entirety in the video below.

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876-411 Review Show – New Jamaican singer on The Voice, Chikungunya and more

Anita Antoinette Wayne JBlessings everyone. Check out this newest episode of the live, online Jamaican entertainment show, the 876-411 Review Show, hosted by Marc Brown.

This episode takes a look at Jamaican-born singer, Anita Antoinette making the cut on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ as well as the much talked about Chikungunya virus and dances as well as songs inspired by the virus.

Visit the official 876-411 website for the latest news, videos and music within the world of Jamaican entertainment, sports and culture, whether at home or abroad: http://www.876411.com/

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876-411 Review Show – Vybz Kartel career retrospective and Tessanne Chin

Vybz Kartel and TessanneWelcome to Episode 10 of the live, Jamaican online entertainment show, 876-411, hosted by Jodee ‘Marc Parc’ Brown and Jodiann ‘Jodz’ Perry.

Our new episode features a career retrospective on controversial Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel, who was sentenced to life in prison for murder on April 3. Additionally, Marc talks about his recent interview with season five winner of The Voice, Tessanne Chin for the Toronto Star.For more information or to watch all past and future episodes of 876-411, check out the official YouTube page for more details:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPS4uRK1AT4kxvMNzD0_qAAlso check out Marc’s feature on Tessanne Chin here: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2014/04/01/tessanne_chin_wont_be_ruled_by_record_sales.html#

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Live: Matthew Schuler Performance Shaggy & Friends 2014




Watch in this video as Matthew Schuler from The Voice sings ‘Hallelujah’ to guests at Couples San Souci Resort in Jamaica.

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Shaggy and Friend 2014

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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Pink’s ‘Try’ confirmed for ‘Justice System’ movie soundtrack

Andrew Lee Pryce and PinkReal Entertainment Productions and CEO, Andrew Lee Pryce are throwing their support behind the addition of P!nk’s Try to the official Justice System movie soundtrack, recently made possible by the film’s producers, Spyglass Entertainment.

Released in 2012, Try peaked at number nine on theBillboard Hot 100 chart and was further popularized in 2013 thanks to the efforts of The Voice winner,Tessanne Chin, who successfully sang the song during her blind audition on the NBC talent show.

In a press release, P!nk says she thoroughly enjoyed Tessanne’s pulsating rendition of her song and is glad that Try has been added to the Justice Systemsoundtrack.

“I fell in love with Jamaican music when Tessanne Chindid over my song, Try on The Voice and it was extraordinary,” she said. “I now fall in love with Andrew-Lee Pryce’s talent as a film producer. “When Spy Glass Entertainment contacted me to use my song ‘Try’ in Pryce’s upcoming film, Justice System, I could not say no.”

Pryce says Try is a perfect fit for the movie soundtrack given its strong, underlying message.

“I love this song from, the first time I heard it! Each time I hear this song, even if I’m down. It’s a big motivation to keep trying hard for success, nevertheless what haters have to say.”

Meanwhile, Pryce and the Real Entertainment Production congratulate Tessanne Chin for her outstanding performances that led her to the crown on The Voice, putting Jamaican music back, firmly, on the international map. He now hopes to emulate Chin’s success on the big screen.

“Tessanne Chin tried until the end, when she won The Voice. Now I’m trying to break big in film and win an Oscar.” he said.

Justice System, produced by independent American film company, Spyglass Entertainmentis a movie looking at the life of a young Jamaican footballer seeking a better, but finds gets himself in legal troubles in the United States. The movie will feature a slew of international stars, including Academy Awardwinning actor, Russell Crowe and rap star, Ja Rule to name a few.

Real Entertainment Production is still on the hunt for the cast to play the role as the young Jamaican footballer.

Pryce and his R.E.P continue to thank Spyglass Entertainment for allowing the opportunity to help bring this promising film to life. The film is expected to be released in 2016.

Auditions for Justice System will be held across North America and the Caribbean between March and June 2014. Locations for said auditions include, Jamaica, Trinidad, the United States and Canada.

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Tessanne Chin The Voice

Tessanne makes Billboard Top 100, to headline Shaggy and Friends show

Tessanne Chin The VoiceThe accolades and appearances are being racked up by Jamaican songstress, Tessanne Chin since taking home the crown on season five of The Voice Tuesday night.

Billboard took strong notice of one of her best vocal performances on the American talent show – a rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge over Trouble Water – placing at number 64 on its Top 100 chart. The song, which topped the iTunes chart a day after her performance, has sold over 60,000 digital units since she performed it during the semi-finals of The Voice, according to Billboard, warranting a place on the list. It is the first time she has ever appeared on the chart.

Meanwhile, Chin will perform her first live show in Jamaica since her triumph on The Voice as she is set to headline Shaggy and Friends, the bi-annual charity show hosted by Grammy-winning entertainer and mentor, Shaggy.

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Tessanne Chin wins The Voice

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 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 advances to next phase of ‘The Voice’ following tough battle round

Tessanne 2013 The VoiceMulti-talented Jamaican songstress, Tessanne Chin is through to the knockout round of the popular American talent show, The Voice after winning a tightly-contested battle round against veteran American pop singer, Donna Allen Monday night.

Chin and Allen, both standouts on the show mentored by elite singers, Adam Levine and Ryan Tedder were surprisingly paired together during the battle round, in which they had to perform a rendition of Emeli Sande’s hit song, Next To Me together. As expected, they gave a rousing, emotional rendition of the song and made it extremely tough for Levine and fellow judges, Christina Aguilera, Cee’Lo Green and Blake Shelton to choose between them.

Allen’s powerful, raspy voice immediately stomped her authority on the song while Tessanne’s smooth, sultry vocals effectively added the balance and extra charisma necessary to make the rendition come off flawlessly. Following their two-minute rendition, tension arose as the judges lauded them on their performance.

While Shelton gave the edge to Allen, Aguilera and Green both cited Tessanne’s clarity in their decision to give her in the edge. Ultimately, it was the coaches’ decision, and Levine ended up choosing Tessanne to move on to the knockout round, where she will compete against another member or her team for the right to move on to the highly-anticipated live performance stage.

Despite Allen’s exceptional performance in a losing effort, none of Levine’s rival coaches opted to use one of their two steals to take her on board to the next round, to the surprise of many. For his part, Green cited patches in Allen’s voice during her performance as a reason for not opting to take her on.

Battle Night 2 on The Voice will air live Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on NBC and 7 p.m. (local time) on RETV in Jamaica, with TVJ showing a delayed broadcast at 9 p.m. local time.

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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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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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