Teams Gwen and Pharrell might not be feeling “Hella Good” and/or “Happy” when The Voice Top 12 results telecast kicks off later tonight (9/8c on NBC).
Indeed, two contestants from each of those coaches’ teams appear to be the most vulnerable, based on their position on the iTunes Top 200 singles chart at the close of voting.
Meanwhile, Teams Adam and Blake account for five of the top six positions among the Season 9 pack.
Jordan Smith, Amy Vachal and Jeffery Austin are all but guaranteed to advance to next week’s Top 11 performance night — seeing as how each of them cracked the chart’s Top 10 on the chart. Barrett Baber and Emily Ann Roberts are safe bets, too, as the country artists both managed Top 20 showings. Ditto for Madi Davis and Shelby Brown — both ranked in the mid-30s at the close of voting.
That leaves Team Gwen’s Korin Bukowski and Braiden Sunshine and Team Pharrell’s Evan McKeel and Mark Hood as the contestants most likely battling for Tuesday’s “Twitter Save.” And while Braiden ranks lowest at No. 75, let’s not forget that Facebook and Voice App votes carried him past his higher-charting Team Gwen compatriot Ellie Lawrence during last week’s Live Playoffs. In other words, don’t be surprised if the “Awwww, look, a cute teen!” voting bloc keeps the not-ready-for-primetime player in the competition for another week.
Seeing how they needed their coaches’ saves last week — and haven’t gotten much traction from iTunes buyers — I’d say we’re looking at a Korin-or-Mark exit when Carson Daly finally swings the axe at the close of the telecast.
Ranking on iTunes Singles Chart at Close of Voting (Tuesday, Noon ET)
1. Team Adam: Jordan Smith, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
6. Team Adam: Amy Vachal, Drake’s “Hotline Bling”
9. Team Gwen: Jeffery Austin, James Bay’s “Let It Go”
11. Team Blake: Barrett Baber, Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting”
20. Team Blake: Emily Ann Roberts, Patty Loveless’ “Blame It on Your Heart”
26. Team Blake: Zach Seabaugh, Little Texas’ “My Love”
34. Team Pharrell: Madi Davis, Jewel’s “Who Will Save Your Soul”
35. Team Adam: Shelby Brown, Jamey Johnson’s “In Color”
55. Team Gwen: Korin Bukowski, David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium”
56. Team Pharrell: Evan McKeel, Kenny Loggins’ “This Is It”
62. Team Pharrell: Mark Hood, Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”
75. Team Gwen: Braiden Sunshine, Styx’s “Renegade”