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If you’re already missing Tessanne Chin’s amazing vocal stylings on your TV, we have great news. On New Year’s Day, cozy up with your favorite hot beverage and your Christmas jammies and keep an eye out for Tess to appear during the annual Rose Bowl Parade!

In an interview with Parade, Tessanne mentioned her future plans, which include some time for rest, reflection, and gratitude. “The first thing I want to do is shout at the top of my lungs how grateful I am for everybody that voted me in and gave me the chance to even be on the show,” Tessanne gushes. After that, she’ll spend time with family and friends, but then it’s right back to work at the very start of the year.

“You know, we’re doing the Rose Bowl Parade on the first of January, then producing and writing and getting an album out.”

Sounds like 2014 could be an even bigger year for the Jamaican singer. After years of struggling to turn her career as a backup singer into that of a headliner, she’s positioned to make it big in the new year. Though her schedule next month sounds overwhelming, Tessanne seems to feel blessed by it all.

“It’s just wonderful, wonderful things in the future that I look forward to,” she says. “It’s just the beginning.”

Source: Parade