The Voice iTunes results: Kirk Jay, Chevel Shepherd in solid shape

The Voice 15Tonight, The Voice is airing their final results show before the finale and suffice it to say, it’s a huge one. Whatever happens over the course of that hour will shape how this season concludes, and what’s somewhat exciting entering it is that there is a great deal of flux still about who stays and who goes. Only four artists are moving forward!

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In these results preview pieces, we tend to look at iTunes rankings as a primary motivator for how certain people are faring in the competition — though we also recognize at the same exact time that these do not necessarily paint a wholly-accurate picture as to who is actually safe. iTunes sales don’t count in the way in which they used to for the show, but we do think there’s still a correlation — if you are selling well on iTunes, there’s a good chance people are voting for you in some other measurements as well.

Lock to advance Kirk Jay. Based on iTunes sales alone, he is the only person we feel 100% safe about. He is currently sitting at #4 at the time of this writing with “I Swear,” and given both the country vote and the popularity of his coach, it’s hard to predict another outcome.

In good standingChevel Shepherd‘s performance of “Blue” is outpacing some of our expectations last night, as she is currently sitting at #6 on the rankings. We didn’t necessarily think that she was a lock to enter the finale, but this certainly helps her get closer to that spot (plus, of course, the country vote). We’re also going to throw in here Kennedy Holmes — she’s currently at #13 on the charts with “This Is Me” and she’s had a loyal following all season long.

Possible contenders – It may surprise some, but Reagan Strange is still in the running — her “You Are the Reason” is at #12 and she may have a lot of fans voting for her almost as a response to the backlash from last week. (We’re not as confident with her as Kennedy, despite the better iTunes rankings, due to all of the chaos with last week’s vote.) Chris Kroeze (#15) and MaKenzie Thomas (#21) are both at least close enough to the top to feel confident about their standing, though we’re a little shocked MaKenzie is as low as she is since we felt she had one of the two best performances of the night.

In danger – Both Sarah Grace and Kymberli Joye are currently outside the top 50 on iTunes; while we’ve supported Sarah especially the past month or so, we don’t think that she’s got the firepower this week to advance.

Our prediction as of last night was that Kirk, Chevel, MaKenzie, and Kennedy would be the final four, and that’s what we are sticking with now.

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