Tuesday night (December 17), both America and Jamaica celebrate as Tessanne Chin was crowned season five’s winner of “The Voice”.
After weeks of enduring the “long, vigorous, taxing procedure,” as Cee Lo Green put it, Team Adam’s island beauty trumped competitors Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin for the win.
The celebratory show kicked off with a reunion by the Top 20 who sang the fitting song “Tonight Is The Night,” which was literal for Chin, who just won a Universal Music recording contract, along with the coveted title. The top three also received a holiday surprise of a new car.
It was an eventful night with back-to-back musical acts that left audiences mesmerized.
Two world-class singers then came together when Chin sang “Love Can Move Mountains” with the one and only Celine Dion in a performance that brought the coaches to their feet for a standing ovation.
Will Champlin brought back Vosbury, Jonny Gray, Pennell and Austin Jenckes for “Wagon Wheel,” a song suited for some of the most unique voices of the season. But Team Adam’s indie rocker had his #Champs all riled up when he performed alongside Aloe Blacc for the Avicii hit “Wake Me Up,” giving the show a final taste of his personal musical stylings.
OneRepublic kept the momentum up with a triumphant and rousing performance of “I Live” and Lee enjoyed a jam session chock full of hair-swirling and foot-stomping with Paramore for “Ain’t It Fun.”
Top 20 boys Josh Logan, Nick Hawk, Matthew Schuler, Ray Boudreaux and Preston Pohl represented Bruno Mars’ sexy “Treasure,” while Kat Robichaud, Shelbie Z, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Amber Nicole, Tamara Chauniece and Gray also delivered a riveting rendition of “My Life Would Suck Without You.”
The fun continued as Tessanne brought Wolpert, Pohl, Olivia Hencken and Gray for “Hold On, I’m Coming.” The refreshing performance received a standing O.
The show also took time out to poke fun at its coaches including the Sexiest Man Alive, revealing what Adam Levine is really like off-camera — quirky and smelly, it seems. “The Poetry of Life” took several pages of Cee Lo-isms and brought them to life. Xtina got an early birthday nod when the show revealed that singing is not the only “amazing sounds she makes.” And apparently “Break-It-Down Blake” is secretly a dancer. Right.
Then, Lady Gaga owned the stage with her artsy disco performance of “Do What U Want” with Aguilera. But the fun and games eventually had to end when the moment of truth finally arrived. As the top three were rounded up, Will Champlin was announced the artist in third place, leaving Chin and Lee the final contenders. And with a couple passing moments, host Carson Daly proclaimed Tessanne the season five winner.
Despite breaking down in tears, the classy singer pulled herself together to close the night with guest mentor Ryan Tedder’s original song “Tumbling Down,” but we have a feeling it’s all uphill from here for the songstress.