News Americas, New York, N.Y., Tues. 10, 2013: Almost as soon as Tessanne Chin sang her last note on “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Monday night, Jamaicans flooded social networking site, Facebook, to express admiration of the singer’s cover of the Simon Garfunkel classic and to urge others to vote.
“Seeityahnow!!! Tessanne Chin to the world!!!,” is how Jamaican-born Sharon Gordon reacted.
“Dang I raise my glass to Ms. Chin, absolutely,” added New Jersey resident Patrick Beckford. “Flawless vocals. Regardless of how it turn out, you were the best of the bunch tonight.”
“What mind boggling performance from Tessanne,” posted writer Stan Smith.
“I am speechless with goose bumps…not since Whitney Houston song the US anthem have I felt that way…unbelievable…Tessanne is on another level,” added Jamaicans.com Xavier Murphy.
Chin is one of three singers from Team Adam and closed the night with a powerful, emotionally-charged performance. The song soon after hit number 10 on ITunes.
Coach Levine called it “sheer talent” while Coach Blake Shelton told Chin, he’s a “big fan.”
Votes from Monday night will determine who goes into the finals of the competition next week.
To vote for Chin call 1-855-864-2305.
See her performance again here:
The semi finals kicked off with Team Adam’s James Wolpert ksinging U2’s ‘With Or Without You,’ a performance that was well received by the audience, and which Levine celebrated, calling it “great.”
The second performance came from Will Champlain, also of Team Adam, who sang ‘Carry On’ while Team Christina’s last contestant standing, Jacquie Lee delivered a superb rendition of ‘Angel.’
Team Blake’s Cole Vosbury also did justice to Garth Brooks’ ‘Shameless.”