Jamaican soul artist Tessanne Chin grooved her way into the top spot on the fifth season of The Voice. The show’s original favorite coach, Adam Levin took the reigns on this one nurturing her tirelessly while she prepared for her winning songs “Love Can Move Mountains” (Celine Dion), “Hold On, I’m A Comin” (Sam & Dave), “Tumbling Down” (Tessanne Chin).
Her competition was not easy either. She beat Jacquie Lee of Team Christina and her breathtaking performance of “I Have Nothing” by the incomparable Whitney Houston. Unfortunately, Chin hasn’t released any music since her single “Fire,” which came out in 2015.
Maelyn Jarmon - $350,000
In case you didn't know, Maelyn Jarom is deaf in one ear but still has perfect pitch. Season 16 winner, the most recent got her eardrum damaged during a procedure some years ago. Jarmon's luck has certainly changed since and when John Legend was chosen to be her mentor, she felt that it was a dream come true.
The Texas native belted the Leonard Cohen classic, "Hallelujah," Unforgettable by Nat King Cole, and her original song, "Wait for You" for her final songs. Since the win was only a last year, time will tell whether or not she will endure.
Javier Colon - $1.8 Million
Winner of The Voice's very first season in 2011, Javier Colon and his smooth "acoustic soul" stole the hearts of millions of audiences. Colon was a part of EmcQ and The Derek Trucks Band before he hit big as a solo artist. Before The Voice, he was also signed to Capitol Records between 2002 and 2006 under the stage name "Javier."
He was Adam Levine's first pick to mentor. According to the singer, their partnership on the show was the start of a great friendship. The two chat a few times a week on social media.
Chloe Kohanski - $100,000
When season 13 came along, the veteran coaches were joined by singing legend Jennifer Hudson as the new addition to the team. Just as well she was there to save the day because Chloe Kohanski was dropped by Miley Cyrus before she took home the winning title.
After the Miley drama, Chloe was met with welcoming arms from both Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. Of course, she chose the latter and the two stole the show. Sadly, Kohanski's career has taken a bit of a standstill, as her last released piece of music was the single "Cosmic," which came out in 2020.
Chevel Shepherd - $250,000
Another teen success, Chevel Shepherd was the winner of season 15, taking the crowing title at just 16 years old. Her God Bless America performance was simply a no-brainer. As a young talent, she couldn't have reached where she did without the help of Kelly Clarkson, who won the previous season, making her the second coach, after Blake Shelton to win consecutively.
Just as well she wasn't with Kelsea Ballerini. No one seemed to impress her. Shepherd's career went to a new stratosphere in 2021 when she released her long-awaited debut album "Everybody's Got a Story." In 2022, she had an acting role in the film "Vengeance."