NBC’s ‘The Voice’ finale preview: Does iTunes favor Jacquie Lee, Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin?

Ready? -Tonight, NBC will crown the winner of “The Voice” season 5, but based on the iTunes sales that are currently out there for the top three, we can probably already tell you just who is the most likely contender to take home the title tonight. Do you want to remain largely unspoiled? If that is the case, then we strongly suggest that you stop reading now.

With all time zones now being more than 12 hours removed from watching the latest round of the show, it looks clear that Tessanne Chin is going to take home the title, and mark the third straight female winner for the show following up the success of Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery. Not only is her take on “I Have Nothing,” otherwise known as the Reality TV Song Required to Be on Every Season, ranked #1 on the iTunes sales charts, but her take on “Let It Be” with Adam Levine is ranked #3. Add to this that her performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” from last week is still in the top 20, as well as her performance of “Try,” and she has this win on lock down. After the competition looked close going into Monday night, we may be looking at a blowout.

The bigger question is whether or not Jacquie Lee or Will Champlin is going to be ranked in second place. Neither party had their best overall night Monday; while Will has the lowest-rated song of the two by a good stretch, his top two are on average higher than Jacquie’s top two. Will does have them both in the top ten, and the multiplier should be what gets him into second place.

So are we personally satisfied with seeing Tessanne being the champ of this season? While we weren’t so sure about her a month ago, she has emerged as the best of the best. Whoever uses that “but she has an album in Jamaica” argument against her should remind themselves that this is not “American Idol.” There is no requirement for the winner of this show to be undiscovered, and there may actually be a hole in the market right now for someone with Tessanne’s musical sensibility. Adam can sign her to his label, and they can work on plotting out a musical direction for her.

If you want to read what we thought of last night’s “Voice” performance show, just click here to learn more.

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