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“The Voice” Top 3

by Gregory Watton

LOS ANGELES—Tuesday night’s results on NBC’s THE VOICE revealed the winner of Season 5’s competition, and while many fans have been crossing their fingers hoping for Will Champlin to be the champion of the night, the title went to Tessanne Chin, a reggae fusion vocalist born and raised in Jamaica. A big congratulations are in order here, so hats off Tessanne, you earned it!

This is Adam Levine’s second coaching win on the show and the smiles on his face every time he sees Tessanne performing live, shows he is nothing short of proud. “Tessanne is just a wonderful human being,” he is quoted as saying. “When you combine that with the talent that she has, which is so potent, it’s going to cause a stir. I believe she possesses all the elements she needs to succeed in this business.”

Tessanne won Monday night with her rendition of “I Have Nothing”, originally performed and recorded by the late Whitney Houston.

Tessanne Chin  

“I HAVE NOTHING”

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“This experience has just been incredible,” says Tessanne Chin, following her crowned victory of The Voice, “I can’t put into words, I think words fail to justify the kind of emotions that are kind of surging my, my whole being as I think about it.”

After being crowned the winner, Tessanne took the stage to perform her winning single, “Tumbling Down”, written by Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella.

Tessanne Chin  

“Tumbling Down”

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 The finale episode was a star studded event, featuring appearances by Celine Dion, Ne-Yo, One Republic, Lady Gaga, and Aloe Blacc.

 

Celine Dion & Tessanne Chin  

“Love Can Move Mountains”

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Paramore & Jacquie Lee  

“Ain’t It Fun”

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Aloe Blacc & Will Champlin

“Wake Me Up”

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As each finalist performed with one of these stars, OneRepublic also took the stage to perform their new single, “I LIVED”.

OneRepublic

“I Lived”

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The excitement didn’t end there. Meeting and collaborating for the very first time, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera performed Lady Gaga’s new single together, “Do  What U Want.”

 Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera

“Do  What U Want”

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If we could sum up in one word, this entire season of The Voice, we would leave it to Celine Dion and Ne-Yo to say it was, “Incredible.”

 Celine Dion and Ne-Yo

“Incredible”

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 With the top 3 finalists battling for the win, this competition hasn’t been an easy one. Coming in second place is Christina’s protégé, Jacquie Lee. This young artist has an amazing future ahead of her and being only sixteen years old, Jacquie has shown she can stand on her own with the best of them.

“My experience on The Voice overall, has been amazing, to say the least,” says Jacquie. “But I’m going to go with a cliché here and say that it was an emotional rollercoaster. It was just everything and it’s a nice starting point, for an artist who’s just trying to break through.”

In third place, but in no way, the least of the three, is Will Champlin. We have had our eye on Will Champlin dating back to 2011 when we featured him as our Indie Artist Spotlight, and we are proud of the progress he has made since then. With his audition performance of Gavin Degraw’s song, “Not Over You”, to his final performance of Bryan Adam’s song, “Everything I Do (I Do It For  You)”, the changes Will Champlin has gone through, is like night and day.

 

Will Champlin

 “Not Over You”

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Will  Champlin
 “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”
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“My entire experience on The Voice, it has been amazing. I got to meet a lot of great talent and artists and I’ve learned a lot from Adam,” Will Champlin fondly says as he reflects about his time on The Voice. “It’s a whole different experience, performing in the club, than it is performing in front of cameras and in front of the whole entire nation.”

While Tessanne takes home the trophy, a $100,000 prize, and a recording contract, the massive exposure Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin have amassed during their bout on the show is a significant launching pad for them going forward.

When Will Champlin performed “SECRETS”, by ONEREPUBLIC, after the performance, the band reached out on Twitter to tell the singer/songwriter that his rendition was the best cover of the song they had ever heard. Following that in the weeks ahead, Will also performed “LOVE ME AGAIN”, by John Newman, opening up a path for the British artist to carve a name for himself here in the United States. Universal Republic took advantage of the television exposure to launch their campaign to bring John Newman into the consumer spotlight.

Will Champion

 “Secrets”

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Will Champlin
 “LOVE ME AGAIN”
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Despite his small victories and accolades this season, Will Champlin was dubbed the underdog of the competition or the “dark horse” if you will. Each performance was an improvement from the last and the guidance Will received from his first coach, Adam Levine, to his second coach, Christina Aguilera (after losing to James Wolpert in the Battle Rounds), to Adam again (after losing to Matthew Schuler in the knockout rounds), contributed to his upward climb toward the top 3 and all the coaching from Adam and Christina paid off with Will’s powerful performance of, “AT LAST”.

 

Will Champlin

 “At Last”

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“My favorite performance, is definitely, ‘At Last’. I feel like it was a good set up, I was able to lose myself in the music and just like, loosen up and give my best right there,” Will Champlin says.
 

“Man, I am just really proud of you,” gushes Adam Levine.

That pride certainly carried over for Adam when he and  Will Champlin performed a duet together of Elton John’s hit song, “Tiny Dancer.”

Will Champlin & Adam Levine 

“Tiny Dancer”

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Tessanne’s crowning victory was a win for Team Adam, putting him at 2 wins against Blake Shelton’s 3 wins, but a win for Tessanne and Adam, is also a win for Will Champlin. Making it to the top 3 is no small feat and Will fought hard to get there. A hats off is in order for Will for making it this far. The dark horse will be back in full force and you can expect to see him again. At this point, the dark horse has certainly become the phoenix.

When Carson Daly asked Bill Champlin what he thought about his son Will being on The Voice, Bill responded by saying, “We’ve been proud of Will for years and years and years, and now we’ve just got more company.” To hear more details about Will’s experiences on The Voice and his career, take a listen to a Clizbeats Exclusive Interview with Will himself, here.

One Comment

  1. I’m having trouble climbing out of your article. Loving all the videos of Will, I so wanted him to win not just because he’s played piano for my friend Brian Van Meter, but because he is an awesome talent http://barbichick-brianvanmeter.blogspot.com/ I need to do a follow-up to my last entry on this blog, who knows by the time you check it out I may have my follow-up posted. Like you, I feel as though Will Champlain is a winner.

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