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Tessanne Chin is more than just a voice

MARK WIGNALL

Sunday, December 22, 2013    

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Although I must confess that I was late in hopping a ride on the Tessanne wagon, I had little choice in the matter as the streets, alleyways, corner shops and bars were all Tessanne.

For a spell, the nation was able to push aside the troubling reports of murder after murder, no money in our pockets, the badly damaged road network islandwide, lack of water in the bathroom and kitchen, dirty clothes piling up, and disappearing politicians.

It was time to attach ourselves to Tessanne, enjoy the vicarious ride and feel the pressure of living in Jamaica just floating away and leaving us. Thanks, Lady Tessanne.

Quite apart from her stunning voice and the certainty of winning from the first moment the panel and the rest of the world spun around to behold the bright, stunning woman who was the owner of the voice, what Tessanne brought to The Voice was a cup full of self-confidence tinged with humility, a disarming smile and a side of Jamaica that was never in short supply but was mainly hidden from the rest of the world.

But, at all times, she was always more than the sum of her parts. First,

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