The Voice 2016 iTunes Charts: Adam Wakefield Hits #9, Laith Al-Saadi at #10
The Voice Top 9 performance show was last night, and the men were in the lead on iTunes by the time the night had ended. With that said, it was a pretty terrific night overall for the Top 9, as we got six artists in the Top 30!
Leading the crowd at #9 is Adam Wakefield, with his poignant performance of “Love Has No Pride” by Linda Ronstadt, a performance that just about stole the show. Hot on his heels, however, was Laith Al-Saadi, whose emotional take on Bob Seger’s “We’ve Got Tonight” landed at #10. It’s a well-deserved spot since it was, for my money, Laith’s best performance of the season. And I do mean “for my money,” since I actually bought the single.
But the dudes weren’t the only ones topping the chart, as Team Blake’s Mary Sarah had one of her highest chart showings so far with her version of “My Church” by Maren Morris, which came in at #11. Right behind her is Team Pharrell’s sole remaining artist, Hannah Huston, whose powerful rendition of “Say You Love Me” by Jessie Ware lifted her to the #18 spot. Team Christina’s Bryan Bautista continues to rise as well, reaching #21 with his show-closing rendition of Beyonce’s “1+1”.
Rounding out the Top 30 is Alisan Porter, who sees a considerable drop from her iTunes Top 10 appearance last week. This week, she’s at No. 25 with her epic version of Aerosmith’s “Cryin'”. Is this the beginning of a downward trend for Alisan, or simply a one-week quirk? I’m leaning more towards the latter, but it’s hard to tell. While I absolutely adored “Cryin'”, it seems clear to me that Adam Wakefield is the new frontrunner for this season, to such an extent that I’d be surprised if he didn’t win, at this point. But I suppose we’ll see. At the very least, it doesn’t seem as though she’s in danger of going home tonight, if these sales numbers are any indication. Ditto for Team Adam’s Shalyah Fearing, who comes in at #37 with “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.
Of course, that means if we ARE going solely by iTunes sales, then it looks like the Bottom 2 will be Paxton Ingram and Nick Hagelin, who came in at #75 and #112, respectively. But then, it’s hard to ever be completely sure, since there are still plenty of people who vote through more traditional means. It should be an interesting results show tonight.
You can check out the full rankings below:
The Voice iTunes Top 200 Rankings: 05/10/2016
9. Adam Wakefield, “Love Has No Pride”
10. Laith Al-Saadi, “We’ve Got Tonight”
11. Mary Sarah, “My Church”
18. Hannah Huston, “Say You Love Me”
21. Bryan Bautista, “1+1”
25. Alisan Porter, “Cryin'”
37. Shalyah Fearing, “A Change Is Gonna Come”
75. Paxton Ingram, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”
112. Nick Hagelin, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
122. Alisan Porter, “Let Him Fly”
138. Laith Al-Saadi, “The Thrill Is Gone”
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