Tessanne Chin left Adam Levine speechless with her Dec. 9 performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ but it also left her in tears. She talked exclusively to HollywoodLife.com after her performance about what had her so upset — and the impact she hopes it had on others.
It’s no doubt that Tessanne Chin is a fan favorite on The Voice because of her amazing range. However, it hasn’t always been easy for her. The 28-year-old performer revealed that she got bad news this week, making her performance that much harder. You wouldn’t be able to tell, though — she sung her heart out.
Tessanne Chin On ‘The Voice’: It Was Therapeutic
“I think I left my heart out there,” she told HollywoodLife.com after her performance of the Simon and Garfunkel hit song. “I left everything that I was feeling on stage and it was very much therapeutic. Would I have changed anything to do things better? No, because that was me in that spot.”
While she didn’t talk about it on The Voice, it was evident she was going through a tough time before her performance, even literally crying on Adam’s shoulder.
“I’m sorry that I can’t talk about the other stuff, its just one of those things,” she continued. “Any other day I would have been fine, but everything has been a bit much and the lyrics hit me in a completely different way and it was almost too much at one time. I needed a moment.”
Tessanne Chin: Everyone Needs A Silver Lining
As for how they showed it on the show, Tessanne couldn’t have been happier.
“I was very grateful to The Voice that they didn’t exploit it,” she added. “They didn’t follow me to the bathroom and they gave me the space I needed and didn’t force me to tell them what was going on! I don’t think that everyone needs to know. It is a very sensitive thing that is happening and I have to respect that.”
We respect her for that, too! It had to have been extremely tough for her as the song directly related to the emotions she was feeling — and she’s hoping it can relate to others, too.
“You know, there were things that went through my head. I was in the moment but I was thinking about my grandma and I thought about the person that we are kind of talking about, I thought about her,” she said. “But I also thought about the positive side of this, and the positiveness of the song. Everyone from time to time needs a bit of a bridge, and people need a silver lining. You really can’t wait to tell people how you really feel, you have to tell them that you love them, I wanted to end it all with hope!”
— Written by Emily Longeretta, Reporting by Russ Weakland