Welcome to our first The Voice iTunes results article of the season! What we’re going to be doing over the next few weeks is taking a closer look at how certain artists are charting, and what this could mean for the results that come along in tandem.
Let’s make one thing clear before we do anything else — we’re WELL aware that iTunes results are no longer the same significant voting factor that they once were with this show. Yet, we do think that they are a good litmus test for who is the most popular given that if you like a performance, odds are, you’re going to want to check it out on iTunes! That just feels like a natural fit.
If you didn’t see our take on last night’s new episode in video form, be sure to check out what we’ve got at the bottom of this article! For more, subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and also view our official The Voice season 16 playlist!
Maelyn Jarmon wins big – As of right now, she’s so far ahead of everyone else in terms of iTunes sales that it’s not even closer. Her stellar cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” is currently sitting at #9, making this by far the strongest one of the night. Back when iTunes sales mattered more to The Voice, we’d see multiple entrants in the top ten — but, admittedly, the ratings for the show were also tremendously stronger back then.
Gyth Rigdon and Shawn Sounds impress – While neither one of them is anywhere close to what we’re seeing from Maelyn, Gyth’s “Nobody But Me” (#44) and Shawn’s “A House is Not a Home” (#45) performed well enough to ensure that each one of them is probably going to be more than fine — though you probably assumed that anyway. These two have been near the top of a lot of power rankings out there — including our own!
Rod Stokes makes it into the top 100 – Rod’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” is currently sitting at #86, which is at least solid enough for him to feel like he’s got a good chance of moving on. More so, though, than just the iTunes sales, we feel like one of the biggest things that Rod has going for him is that he’s one of the few members of Team Kelly Clarkson left. (What’s so interesting about Jej Vinson is that even if he’s in danger and in need of the save, we could see his international fans coming through — these aren’t often people who get to vote via other means, but how is The Voice going to know where other votes are coming from here?)
Anyhow, this is just four of the top 13 and because of this, we don’t want to make any bold predictions as to where the remainder of the top 13 is going to stack up at the moment.
What do you think about the current The Voice iTunes results? Who are you rooting for to advance, and who do you think is going to be going home? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: NBC.)