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The Voice 2016 iTunes Charts: We McDonald Leads Sluggish Start For Season 11

The Top 12 performed live on The Voice last night, inaugurating the real start of the competition, as we head towards the finale in December. The first iTunes rankings of the season are in, and while there is clearly some enthusiasm for contestants, it’s nowhere near the level of past seasons.

Team Alicia’s We McDonald leads the pack at No. 16 with her version of “Take Me To Church” by Hozier. This is a pretty sluggish start for Season 11, considering not a single artist managed to crack the Top 10. In fact, We was the only one to even crack the Top 20 on the iTunes Top 100 Singles Chart.

Next on the list was Team Adam’s Billy Gilman, who reached No. 24 with his take on Queen’s “The Show Must Go On”, followed closely by Team Miley’s Ali Caldwell, who landed at No. 25 with her rendition of “Did I Ever Love You” by the late Leonard Cohen.

From there, it’s a bit of a drop to the next artists: Team Adam’s Josh Gallagher comes in at No. 36 with Jason Aldean’s “Why”, while Team Blake’s Sundance Head follows at No. 37 with “My Church” by Maren Morris. Further on down the list, Team Adam’s Brendan Fletcher is at No. 56 with “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers. Team Alicia singer Christian Cuevas opened at No. 70 with “The Scientist” by Coldplay, followed by Team Blake’s Austin Allsup at No. 77 with “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” by Aretha Franklin. And rounding out the Top 100 is Team Miley’s Darby Walker, who landed at No. 93 with “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones.

Now, for the really bad news, as two singers failed to crack the Top 100 at all: Team Adam’s Aaron Gibson and Team Blake’s Courtney Harrell. Harrell’s version of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” peaked at No. 107, while Gibson’s take on Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” landed with a thud at No. 158, which doesn’t bode well for his prospects in the competition.

But the rankings don’t always spell victory or doom, so let us know who you think will be sent home tonight! And check out the full rankings below:

The Voice 2016 iTunes Charts: We McDonald Leads Sluggish Start For Season 11

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The Voice iTunes Top 200 Singles Chart: 11/15/2016

16. We McDonald, “Take Me To Church”
24. Billy Gilman, “The Show Must Go On”
25. Ali Caldwell, “Did I Ever Love You”
36. Josh Gallagher, “Why”
37. Sundance Head, “My Church”
56. Brendan Fletcher, “Whipping Post”
70. Christian Cuevas, “The Scientist”
77. Austin Allsup, “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”
93. Darby Walker, “Ruby Tuesday”
107. Courtney Harrell, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”
117. Billy Gilman, “Crying”
158. Aaron Gibson, “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”

What do you think of the rankings? Sound off in the comments!

And if you missed last night’s show, watch full videos of every performance!

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