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In this photo provided by NBC, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, right, kisses Tessanne Chin on the cheek after Chin was announced the season five winner of “The Voice” on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Los Angeles. Chin a 28-year-old Kingston native had nearly given up on her dreams before landing a spot on the NBC singing competition. Levine was Chin’s coach. (AP Photo/NBC,Trae Patton)
‘The Voice’ recap: And the winner is …
First Published Dec 18 2013 10:37 am • Last Updated Dec 18 2013 11:14 am

Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin captured the Season 5 crown on "The Voice" Tuesday night.

Chin, a 28-year-old native of Kingston, is a former backup singer who toured with Jimmy Cliff before releasing her own solo album. She wins a recording contract with Universal.

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Jacquie Lee, a 16-year-old dynamo from Colts Neck, N.J., came in second place, while Reseda’s Will Champlin, 30, took third.

The seasoned Chin was considered a heavy favorite coming into the finale. She performed with power and charisma all season and her soaring performance of Whitney Houston’s "I have Nothing" on Monday landed in the No. 1 spot on the iTunes download chart. A poll conducted byEW.com had Chin capturing over 61 percent of the vote.

Chin, the third straight female winner on "The Voice," was mentored by Adam Levine, who collected his first victory since Season 1. Levine also coached Champlin, the son of Chicago band member Bill Champlin. Lee was coached by Christina Aguilera.

After being announced as the winner by host Carson Daly, Chin broke into tears, but still managed to belt out "Tumbling Down," an original song penned by Ryan Tedder, the show’s newly-appointed in-house songwriter and producer.

As usual, the contestants and viewers were forced to wait though a bloated two-hour episode before finally learning the results. The night, however, was filled with big stars. Celine Dion performed her hit "Love Can Move Mountains" with Chin, Paramore sang "Ain’t It Fun" with Lee, and Aloe Blacc teamed with Champlin on "Wake Me Up."

Dion also joined Ne-Yo for their new duet "Incredible." OneRepublic performed "I Lived" and Lady Gaga took the stage for a rousing rendition of "Do What U Want" with Aguilera. The two divas were decked out in glittery gold outfits, and each had a glass of bubbly, which they sipped through interlocked arms after finishing off the song.

In addition, the episode included performances by several previously eliminated contestants.

So what did you think of the finale? Did the voters make the right choice? Share your thoughts with us.

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Season 6 of "The Voice" returns on Feb. 24 with Usher and Shakira again replacing CeeLo Green and Aguilera.

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