Jamaicans all over the tri-state celebrated another stunning performance by songbird Tessanne Chin who secured one of three spots in the finals of the NBC hit show the Voice which takes place next Monday and Tuesday at the Staple center in LA.
Chin showed control and poise during her emotional rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” hitting the big notes on occasions to underline her status as the best voice in the competition.
Tessaane’s march to the finals was propelled by strong support from dedicated fans and well wishers in the Diaspora who called, tweeted, texted, purchased her song on iTunes and used social media to vote.
The Door Restaurant and Groovin Radio in Queens hosted a “View & Vote Party” for Tessanne that drew strong support from her Jamaican base. Interestingly other Caribbean nationals and some American fans turned out, proof of the broad base support Tessanne has now harnessed.
“Tessanne delivered another stellar performance tonight. What a voice!” Andrea Bullens of Groovin radio told the Jamaica Observer. “We just need everyone to vote for her so she can make it all the way to the top” she said.
Also attending the Door party was Jamaican High School Alumni President Karlene Largie. With thousands of alumni members across America, her association organized a ‘Global Twitter Party’ to encourage members to rally support for Tessanne. Moments after Tessanne’s stirring performance, members of New York based cultural group Braata Singers kept the festive mood going, performing a few Christmas carols for Tessanne supporters.
A few blocks away at the Liquid Bar and Lounge (LBL) in Valley Stream, fans decked in “Vote For Team Tessanne” T-shirts cheered Tessanne on at a #TeamTessanne #TakeOverMondays party.
“I am just so proud of how Jamaicans here in New York have supported Tessannse during her journey on the Voice so far. We must keep the momentum going so she can win it all for Jamaicans at home and here in the Diaspora” said Steven Willliams, co-owner of LBL.
Tessanne fans also poured into the Jamaica Breeze Restaurant, in Queens, Mingles Café in the Bronx, Moments Café in Elmont and the Fish Eye Bar and Grill in Brooklyn to vote and tweet for the Jamaican songstress.
It will be a gruelling few days ahead for Tessanne as she prepares to do battle in the finals but given her impressive performances so far, including earning the #1 spot on iTunes USA Top 100 charts with “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” supporters here are feeling confident that she could win it all.