Tessanne brings the Voice to Shaggy and FriendsSunday, January 05, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Shaggy and Friends charity show in aid of the Bustamante Children’s Hospital was a smashing success Saturday night on the grounds of Jamaica House in Kingston.
From early in the night the level of support was evident on the streets of Kingston as patrons converged on the venue resulting in a massive traffic backup along Waterloo Road and others, with motorists crawling in line for almost an hour before being able to enter the grounds.
But the effort was worth it.
Grammy-winning R&B artiste NeYo, Damion ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Trinidadian Kes, Agent Sasco, energy god Elephant Man, Ity and Fancy Cat, Wayne Marshall (and his eight-year-old son) and the host Shaggy, were all in splendid form.
It was a smooth flowing show as Shaggy and his friends thrilled the massive crowd culminating in truly top class set by The Voice winner Tessanne Chin.
Chin performed the songs done throughout her journey on NBC’s The Voice competition even introducing fellow Voice contestant Matthew Schuler midway her performance.
Schuler took the stage and the hearts of Jamaicans as he proclaimed his love for the island belting out a soulful rendition of Percy Sledge’s ‘When a man loves a Woman’ and ‘No Holding Back’ to wild cheers from the appreciative audience.
Tessanne returned (in a different “frock”) and showed that her rendition of Whitney Houston’s hard-to-perform ‘I have Nothing’ on The Voice show was no fluke.
After doing a Reggae-infused version of her latest single ‘Tumbling Down’ Tessanne delved into the Whitney staple to bring the house down.
The Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation organises the annual charity event to assist in the provision of equipment and supplies for the children’s hospital, the only one of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.
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