The Voice 2016 iTunes Charts: Sundance Head Scores First Top 10 of The Season
The Voice 2016 Top 11 performed last night for America’s votes, and the outcome on iTunes was far more promising than last week’s sluggish start. Case in point, one artist scored the first Top 10 of the season on the Top 200 Singles chart!
Team Blake’s Sundance Head landed at No. 10 with his version of “No One” by rival coach Alicia Keys. While other artists have had high-ranking chart positions over the course of Season 11, this is the first time since the live shows started that an artist has managed to crack the Top 10 and earn that coveted vote multiplier, if memory serves (and if it doesn’t, I’m sure you’ll let me have it in the comments. And rightfully so). In fact, it was a pretty great night for country artists overall, judging by Sundance’s next closest competitor.
Team Adam’s Billy Gilman was hot on Sundance’s heels, landing at No. 11 with his take on “All I Ask” by Adele. Billy initially made his name in country music, but coach Adam Levine looks to be taking a chance to broaden his appeal. With a gradual lean towards pop, Billy appears as popular as ever, even in spite of his failure to crack the Top 10. Still, Sundance Head’s strong chart performance indicates that this season might not be as wrapped up as we might think.
From there, it’s a pretty steep drop to the next performer: Team Alicia’s We McDonald is at No. 35 with her version of Rihanna’s “Love On the Brain”, while Team Miley’s Aaron Gibson comes in at No. 40 with his take on “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, improving on last week’s disastrous showing at No. 158. Behind Aaron are Team Adam’s Brendan Fletcher, who comes in at No. 43 with Bruce Springsteen’s “The River”, Team Blake’s Austin Allsup, who reaches No. 45 with Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”, and Team Miley’s Darby Walker, who jumps 45 spots from last week to land at No. 49 with her rendition of Leslie Gore’s iconic “You Don’t Own Me”.
The list then drops off a bit farther, with Team Blake’s Courtney Harrell coming in at No. 72 with “What I Did For Love” from the Broadway classic A Chorus Line, and Team Adam’s Josh Gallagher coming in at No. 86 with Brett Eldredge’s “Drunk On Your Love”. For Courtney, this is an improvement of 35 spots from last week, whereas Josh has fallen 50 spots from where he was last week. One would imagine song choice has a fair amount to do with it, in addition to the usual peaks and valleys of momentum. Courtney Harrell seems to be finding her footing in the live shows, while Josh’s performances have gotten a bit iffier (although I did genuinely enjoy his performance this week).
Falling out of the Top 100 this week is Team Alicia’s Christian Cuevas, who fell to No. 110 with his performance of “Rosanna” by Toto. That’s a decline of 40 spots, although he still did better than Team Miley’s Ali Caldwell, who failed to chart at all. That’s the biggest drop of the week, as Ali was No. 25 in last week’s iTunes chart. In short, it’s not looking good for her. At best, Miley could find herself with another act in the sing-off for the second straight week. And at worst, she could be losing her first act of the competition tonight, if these iTunes numbers are any indication.
But will the iTunes rankings reflect the results? Or are we in for a surprise? Check out the full rankings below:
The Voice iTunes Top 200 Singles Chart: 11/22/2016
10. Sundance Head, “No One”
11. Billy Gilman, “All I Ask”
35. We McDonald, “Love On the Brain”
40. Aaron Gibson, “Hurt”
43. Brendan Fletcher, “The River”
45. Austin Allsup, “Turn the Page”
49. Darby Walker, “You Don’t Own Me”
72. Courtney Harrell, “What I Did For Love”
86. Josh Gallagher, “Drunk On Your Love”
110. Christian Cuevas, “Rosanna”
136. We McDonald, “Take Me To Church”
What do you think of the rankings? Who do you think will land in the Bottom 2 this week? Who will likely go home? Sound off in the comments!
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