And The Winner OF 'The Voice' Season Five Is...
The winner of the singing contest was Tessanne Chin
The final standings for season five finale of The Voice featured two of Adam Levine's acts, with Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin representing the Maroon 5 singer, and Christina Aguilera's 16-year-old protege Jacquie Lee. After 13 weeks of hard fought contest, the three became two and then two became one, as Tessanne Chin was crowned the newest winner of NBC's singing contest.
Levine scored his second win in the contest, whilst Christina will have to wait a while longer
It was a second win for Levine as a judge and few could begrudge Chin for winning the contest after 13 solid weeks of top quality performances. On Tuesday (17 Dec.) night the Jamaica-born singer was picked ahead of Champlin, who placed third, and Lee, who came second, not just based on votes from the American public, but on her merit as an artist, as seen throughout the latest season. The final votes took into consideration the contestant's success on iTunes and other fields away from the show, and it was Chin who was the clear favourite to win from the get-go.
With each headline song performed by the artists being uploaded to iTunes after their Monday and Tuesday night performances, Chin had essentially secured her place at the top of the Class of 2013 through this medium alone. Whilst there was no clear winner coming into the week, with Tess and Jacquie scoring one top ten hit each and Will scoring two, by the start of Tuesday's show Tess had scored two No. 1 hits thanks to her Monday night performances.
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