The Voice 2016 iTunes Charts: Adam Wakefield at #2, Alisan Porter at #3, Three More in Top 10
It was a HUGE night for The Voice Top 8, as it really started to feel like a season of The Voice on iTunes last night, for once. FIVE of the remaining eight artists cracked the Top 10, and all but one finished in the Top 30!
Once again, Adam Wakefield leads the pack. Team Blake’s frontrunner landed at #2 with his emotional rendition of Blake Shelton’s own “I’m Sorry”. With the highest charting of the live shows this season, Adam is all but assured a spot in the finale. However, he’s not the only person in the Top 5, as Team Christina’s Alisan Porter landed at #3 with her take on the iconic Eagles song “Desperado”.
Hot on their heels were two girls fighting their dark horse status to become frontrunners for a place in next week’s finale, as Team Blake’s Mary Sarah came in at #5 with “I Told You So” by Randy Travis, while Team Pharrell’s Hannah Huston finished at #6 with Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman”. Rounding out the Top 10 on iTunes was Team Christina’s Bryan Bautista, who had his best charting to date with his version of Christina’s own “Hurt”. Bryan comes in at #7.
Just barely missing out on the Top 10 is Team Adam’s Laith Al-Saadi, who comes in at #11 with his bluesy take on Adele’s “One and Only”. However, he remains well ahead of his nearest competitors. Fellow Team Adam singer Shalyah Fearing finishes at #28 with her version of the Dreamgirls classic “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, while Team Blake’s Paxton Ingram had an even poorer showing at #72 with “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.
Tonight, the three singers with the most votes will advance directly to the finale, while the three singers with the fewest votes will be instantly eliminated. The two remaining singers will then compete in the Bottom 2 sing-off for the fourth and final spot in the finale. I’m not sure we should be judging one’s chances solely by iTunes votes though, considering there are still a lot of people who vote through traditional means. Plus, going by iTunes votes would seem to spell doom for Laith Al-Saadi, which I just can’t see happening tonight. But then, stranger things have happened on this show. Hell, I thought Amy Vachal was a lock for last season’s finale, and she got eliminated in the Semi-Final bloodbath. So past iTunes performances and general safety from the Bottom 2 don’t always guarantee safety from the bloodbath.
You can check out the full rankings below:
The Voice iTunes Top 200 Rankings: 05/17/2016
2. Adam Wakefield, “I’m Sorry”
3. Alisan Porter, “Desperado”
5. Mary Sarah, “I Told You So”
6. Hannah Huston, “When a Man Loves a Woman”
7. Bryan Bautista, “Hurt”
11. Laith Al-Saadi, “One and Only”
28. Shalyah Fearing, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”
72. Paxton Ingram, “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”
107. Laith Al-Saadi, “We’ve Got Tonight”
114. Adam Wakefield, “Love Has No Pride”
124. Laith Al-Saadi, “The Thrill Is Gone”
126. Alisan Porter, “Let Him Fly”
154. Alisan Porter, “Blue Bayou”
160. Adam Wakefield, “Tennessee Whiskey”
165. Mary Sarah, “My Church”
178. Hannah Huston, “Say You Love Me”
192. Laith Al-Saadi, “Make It Rain”
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