Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin made her debut on the 5th season of NBC's talent show 'The Voice" Tuesday night, delivering Pink's "Try" in a stunning and poised performance.
Tessanne managed to get all four coaches, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera, to turn their chairs, in rapid succession, early into her performance to acknowledge their approval.
The 28 year old singer who was born in Jamaica and lived for a time in the United Kingdom enthralled the judges with her personality and Jamaican accent in the banter that followed her performance.
The coaches engaged in a lively competition to get Tessanne to choose them as her coach. In the end she choose Adam Levine who will coach her through other episodes of the show.
The Voice features blind auditions with the coaches sitting in rotating chairs with their backs turned to the singer. The coaches decision to approve the singer is solely based on their reaction to the singer's voice. The coaches show their approval by pushing a button and rotating their chairs to face the singer.
Tessanne's high level of poise and delivery shows she is an experienced singer who has opened for famous acts such as Patti Labelle, Peabo Bryson and Gladys Knight, and who toured with Jimmy Cliff as a backup singer for three years.
She has collaborated with the likes of fellow Jamaican artist Shaggy ("Never Let Go") and the Trinidad and Tobago soca band Kes ("Loving You").
She has released several singles and has been working on an album and is featured in several videos on You Tube.
Backstage, Tessanne was supported and encouraged by her husband Michael Cuffe Jr. and her father Richard Chin.