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December 18, 2013

Aguilera, Gaga duet as 'The Voice' crowns a champ

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — No one is more surprised by the results of Tuesday's "The Voice" finale than season five winner, Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin.

"It is out of body," Chin said, holding her trophy backstage after the NBC singing competition. "I feel like, is this really happening, you know? This can't be real. Like unbelievable. Unbelievable."

The 28-year-old Kingston native had nearly given up on her dreams before landing a spot on the NBC singing competition. She called the experience "life-changing."

"I was literally at the end of a road, you know, and coming to a place in my life where I was like, am I going to keep doing this and feeling like I'm not getting anywhere? Or am I going to give this another shot? And thank God, thank God I was able to give it another shot," she said.

Chin's coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, was also thankful to add a second win to his resume.

"It feels good man. I like to win. This is fun," Levine said after the show.

Levine's season one mentee Javier Colon was crowned the winner in 2011. Fellow coach and country star Blake Shelton then reigned supreme for the next three seasons.

Levine said he had to change his approach in order to break Shelton's streak — a feat he ranked No. 1 on his list of life achievements.

"In the seasons past where I have kind of fallen short in my opinion, if I'm looking at it analytically, it's by not being able to give enough because I've been super busy," Levine explained. "So I tried to kind of thin things out so I could devote most of my time to just get to know these guys and instill them with the confidence that they needed to win."

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