Tessanne hails Toni-Ann - Songbird says newly crowned Miss World has a beautiful voice

December 16, 2019
Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh performs Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ to win the talent competition.
Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh performs Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ to win the talent competition.
Tessanne Chin
Tessanne Chin
Miss World 2019, Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh.
Miss World 2019, Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh.
Tessanne Chin
Tessanne Chin
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S ongbird Tessanne Chin is convinced that Miss Jamaica World Toni-Ann Singh can have a future in music. Singh, 23, a native of Bath, St Thomas, was crowned Miss World at the coronation show in London, England on Saturday.

Her vocal abilities were put on display when she won the talent fast track competition for her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing.

Chin, who sung I Have Nothing on The Voice in 2013, which she won, said Singh's execution of the song was nothing short of amazing.

"Oh my gosh, I am so very proud of how she handled herself, carried herself, and how she was just a breath of fresh air. She was very much who she is, it seemed that way," Chin told THE STAR.

"She has such a beautiful voice and she sang it like a pro, so I think she certainly does have a future in music," the songbird added.

Singh, an aspiring medical doctor, is the fourth Miss World winner from Jamaica since the contest began in 1951 - after Carole Joan Crawford in 1963, Cindy Breakspeare in 1976, and Lisa Hanna in 1993.

Wow the judges

Singh did more than wow the judges with her talent, which was clear when she walked away with the Miss World 2019 crown out of 110 other delegates from across the world on Saturday. She had local recording artistes like Wayne Marshall, Alaine, Tami Chin, Sky Grass and Tessanne Chin praising her talents via social media posts.

Hanna reacted to Singh's win by posting: "She's great" on her Instagram post.

Wayne Marshall commented under the post: "We have to send her to win The Voice now too, so awesome", in which Chin responded, "She can sing fi true ... talk about multitalented, career options plentiful."

Chin, asked by THE STAR whether she thinks Singh could make a career out of music, responded in the affirmative.

"If that [a career in music] is something she wants to pursue there is no reason in my eyes why she couldn't do it and be really successful. If it inspires her and opens up the opportunity to be a professional singer, why not, because she really does have a beautiful voice," Chin said.

And Singh does not appear to be shying away from the possibility.

""If the door is open I'll walk through it," she responded when asked by judge Piers Morgan if she would consider a singing career.

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