And the winner of ‘The Voice’ is ...
Where we’ve seen her before: Caplan played outcast and friend to Lindsay Lohan in the film “Mean Girls.” On television, she’s known for her small but recurring roles on “New Girl” and “True Blood.” (Craig Blankenhorn / Showtime)
Where we’ve seen her before: For four-and-a-half years, Fumero played a love-at-first-sight, smitten teen on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” Other television credits include stints on “Gossip Girl” and “CSI: NY.” (Fox)
Where we’ve seen her before: Kane played a recurring role on horror TV series “Teen Wolf.” She also starred in action-adventure “Power Rangers R.P.M” and Australian TV series “Neighbours.” (Mathieu Young / The CW)
Where we’ve seen her before: On the big screen, Beharie portrayed Rachel Robinson, wife of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, in the biopic “42.” Beharie is also known for her film debut as a single mother faced with drug charges in the drama “American Violet.” (Kent Smith / Fox)
Where we’ve seen her before: Lowe had a small role on the comedy series “The Slap” and on the drama “Satisfaction.” In between, she starred in movie shorts like “Moth” and “Kiss.” (Jack Rowand / ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: Song played ditzy and affluent London Tipton on the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” She went on to star in the show’s spinoffs and Disney feature films including “College Road Trip,” alongside Raven Symone. Most recently she has appeared on episodes of “Scandal” and “New Girl.” (Jennifer Clasen / Fox)
Where we’ve seen her before: In a slew of rom-coms like “27 Dresses,” “The Proposal” and “The Heartbreak Kid.” Her television credits include stints on “Entourage” and “The Comeback.” (ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: She voiced Mulan in the Disney animation film by the same name. She also played a physician in the medical drama “ER” for nine years and a state judge on the comedy “Two and a Half Men” for three years.
(Justin Lubin / ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: Need we say...Gellar starred as protagonist Buffy Summers in the action-drama “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” On the big screen, she played an American nurse living in Tokyo in horror mystery “The Grudge” and “The Grudge 2.” (Richard Cartwright / CBS)
Where we’ve seen her before: In comedies including “Enough Said,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Connie and Carla” and dramas including “The Way Way Back,” “Hitchcock” and “Mental.” (Jeff Neumann / CBS)
Where we’ve seen her before: On the big screen, we’ve seen Faris star in “The House Bunny” with smaller roles in “The Dictator,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Lost in Translation.” (Monty Brinton / CBS)
Where we’ve seen her before: In a swath of comedies like “Pitch Perfect,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Bridesmaids.” Wilson can also be seen on comedy TV series like “Bogan Pride,” “Pizza” and “World Record Pizza.” (Colleen Hayes / ABC)
Where we’ve seen her before: On the 1960s drama “Mad Men” and comedy drama “90210" in recurring roles. In addition to stints on action-comedy “Monk” and drama “One Tree Hill.” (The CW)
Where we’ve seen her before: Cameron played small roles on the Reba McEntire comedy “Malibu Country,” crime drama “The Mentalist” opposite Simon Baker and comedy drama “Shameless” with Emmy Rossum. (Disney)
Where we’ve seen her before: On TV series like “State of Mind,” “Six Feet Under” and “Deadline.” On big screen flicks like “Ransom,” “High Fidelity” and “The Conjuring.” (FOX)
It’s official: Tessanne Chin, the supple-singing pride of Jamaica, has won Season 5 of “The Voice.”
After a hard-fought season, in which, as the coaches often told us, the talent was perhaps the best ever to compete on the show, Chin emerged victorious Tuesday night, beating out her Team Adam Levine teammate Will Champlin, the resilient L.A. son of a rocker, who finished third, and second-place finisher Jacquie Lee, the big-voiced New Jersey teen in whom coach Christina Aguilera saw so much of herself.
Chin’s joy of performance was on full display earlier in the show, when she teamed up with a bunch of previously departed Season 5 contestants -- James Wolpert, Preston Pohl, Olivia Henken and Grey -- for her “bring-back” song, “Hold On, I’m Coming,” by Sam & Dave. She just wanted to rock out with her friends, she told us, and so they did. Her onstage interplay with Pohl was particularly winning.
Vocal power? Check. We were treated to that when Chin dueted with Celine Dion, apparently her longtime hero, on Dion’s “Love Can Move Mountains” -- and more than held her own.
And heart? Well, Chin is all heart, beaming warmth and kindness. Levine said singing “Let It Be” with her on Monday night was like singing “with an angel from heaven.” The love was mutual. “A better coach for me I could not find,” Chin told her coach before learning she’d won. “You are just a great, solid guy.”
But on Tuesday, moments after she’d been handed her trophy and hugged her mom, it was Chin’s pure professionalism that was on display. Breathless and stunned, she nevertheless took her mark and sang the song OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, who also performed Tuesday night, had written for the winner. She kept at it, gaining strength as the confetti fluttered all around her and landing it like a pro, like a winner, like someone who was born to sing.
“You deserve it,” rival coach Aguilera, fresh from her performance with Lady Gaga, could be heard telling her.
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