It is official: Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin has won ‘The Voice’ competition 2013.
The Adam Levine coached singer, emerged victorious after twelve grueling weeks of hard work.Competitor Will Champlin came in at third, and Jacquie Lee, placed second. Tessanne is the winner of $100,000 USD and a Universal Music Group recording contract, as well as, the winner of a new car from Kia Motors, a prize shared by all of the top 3 contestants.
The show’s finale was laced with performances from singing legend Celine Dion, Ne-Yo, One Republic, and Lady Gaga, as well as reunion performances from the show’s top 20 contestants. Captivating duo performances of Celine Dion and Ne-Yo as well as Lady Gaga and Christina Anguilera were especially notable.
Parties in honor of the songstress and her victory especially in the Kingston Half-Way Tree Area, celebrate with the rest of the country who supported the artiste on her Journey.
Congratulations Tessanne Chin.
Tessanne Chin performs Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ finale December 16,2013.
After tonight’s breathtaking rendition of the Late Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’,by beloved Tessanne Chin, most Jamaicans were left with no doubt in their mind who the victory really belongs to. However, this US based competition is still playing host to the Jamaican based artiste, and so it begs the question: How much of a chance does she really have at this point?
With 16 year old power house Jacquie Lee, arguably Tessanne’s greatest competition, Tessanne still has a great chance of winning America’s heart over for the home run. The powerful performance of such a sacred classic, was not only well done, but is also backed by last week’s number 1 Itunes ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters.’ In addition, her fiery and reggae seasoned performance with coach Adam Levine, is already doing well on the Itunes charts so things are definitely looking up for the star. The odds are hardly against her.
Despite the great performances of both Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee, Tessanne seems to possess enough charm and talent to win this competition. Already being hailed as ‘world class vocalist’ by Judge Blake Shelton, and arguably the best vocalist in the history of the show, it is obvious that regardless of tomorrow night’s outcome, Tessanne has already won in more ways than one. The warm and overwhelming support she has received from the nation, her name in headlines weekly, and the international recognition of her vocal talent is enough to firmly set her foot on the path to a notable vocal career as she continues to cement herself in history. However, whether or not she will be named ‘The Voice’ is something we will have to do our best to ensure.
Watch Tessanne’s finale solo performance on The Voice here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4haJod6R314
Read article here: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/NCU-freezes-tuition-for-new-school-year_14856516#ixzz2bm2WsNUm
I..(and i do believe i speak for other students when I say this) would GREATLY appreciate if this was done on our behalf by UTech. I constantly question why we are always told that ‘education is the key’ and yet the price to even get an education is so ridiculously high. As an institution that boasts that it is ‘for the people’ It would only be doing a great job of actually living up to it’s own self proclaimed standards and motto, if it actually did something..’for the people’.
The cost of everything is already sky high, and right now, for a great majority of us, obtaining an education seems to be our only hope to even be able to acquire a job that would help us even live ‘hand to mouth’. So therefore, rather than constantly increase fees and dangle our education so hopelessly far above our heads every semester, freezing the tuition would be…a marvelously beneficial move, both to us as students, the institution itself and by extension in the long run, our entire economy.
So can it be done? Perhaps it can. But for a move to be made, we need to take initiative. Here is where the voice of the student’s come into play. Let’s try and come together and make this happen. This >https://www.facebook.com/Utechstudentsunion/posts/535249436542132?comment_id=4669036¬if_t=like Is a link to the article, status and comments posted on the student Union’s page regarding the issue. If this is something you are passionate about as a student/past student of UTech. , or even as a Jamaican, voice your opinions and express your views here under the comments. Let’s get this Student Union working, and let’s get this thing on the road.