And the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Season 5 is…
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Upon hearing the good news, Tessanne broke into hysterical sobs, which only grew louder when her coach Adam Levine ran onstage, knelt at her feet, and presented her with a shiny new "Voice" trophy. She had just about composed herself, like a true professional, to perform her Ryan Tedder-penned coronation song "Tumbling Down"...when she broke down again as her mother walked onstage. "MAMA!" she screamed, as she ran into her mom's waiting embrace. Aw.
It had been clear from Tessanne's first audition of Pink's "Try," which had inspired a four-chair turnaround and a "dirty fight" between the coaches before she landed on Adam's team, that she possessed one of the best voices in this series' history. Each week she wowed, and Blake Shelton even once told her, "You are a world-class vocalist. You can sing with the best vocalists on Earth. I haven't seen anyone quite like you on this show."