Tumbling Down 
is the debut single and coronation song for season 5 Voice USA winner Tessanne Chin. It is one of three original songs released by a Voice winner, the first being "Stitch by Stitch" by season 1 winner Javier Colon, and the others being My Baby's Got A Smile on Her Face by season 7 winner Craig Wayne Boyd and Down That Road by season 10's Alisan Porter.


Written by OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, MoZella, and Lil' Eddie, Chin debuted this song after she had been announced the winner on December 17, 2013.

Type of songEdit

The song isn't like a lot of the "moment like this"-type of coronation songs typically sung on American Idol, ones that are corny and cheesy in terms of both lyrics and arrangement. Ryan Tedder admitted in an interview that he didn't want to write that type of song, opting instead to write a song that people could relate to.

Live performancesEdit

After debuting it on the Voice, Chin went on to perform the song on various talk shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Live! with Kelly and Michael. She even performed it at the 125th Rose Parade and at the Shaggy and Friends benefit concert where she did a reggae-flavored version of it. She also sang it at Lure Nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing executives as well as the media.