The British chanteuse is the only artist standing in the way of The Voice‘s Season 9 contestants completely dominating the iTunes Top 200 singles chart.
Otherwise, members of Teams Blake, Adam, Gwen and Pharrell held down the 2-5 slots, as well as Nos. 7, 8 and 10, at the close of voting today (noon ET).
The whopping success of the week’s seven most successful vocalists — who all qualified for the iTunes multiplier with their Top 10 chart positions — means there are only three likely options for the guillotine during tonight’s results telecast (8/7c on NBC): Zach Seabaugh, Korin Bukowski and Braiden Sunshine.
While Braiden’s been the low man on the iTunes totem pole before — and managed to avoid the Bottom 2 via his apparently large bloc of pitch-impaired fans — the fact that he ranked 86 positions lower than his nearest competitor indicates waning desire for his brand of high-school talent-show rock ‘n roll. Korin, meanwhile, has been forced to sing for her life two weeks running — and since she doesn’t have the almighty Blake behind her, it’s likely she (and not the hip-thrusting Zach) will also be at risk.
Is it possible that an epic “Save Me” song from Korin could make her a three-time Twitter Save champ? Perhaps. But don’t underestimate the power of a misty-eyed, quivering-lipped, 15-year-old Braiden sailing into the Season 9 semifinals on a wave of sympathy Tweets.
My prediction? Korin finally goes home — leaving Braiden to get axed during next week’s five-artist elimination.
Ranking on iTunes Singles Chart at Close of Voting (Tuesday, Noon ET)
2. Team Adam: Jordan Smith, “Hallelujah”
3. Team Blake: Barrett Baber, “I’d Just Love to Lay You Down”
4. Team Pharrell: Madi Davis, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
5. Team Blake: Emily Ann Roberts, “She’s Got You”
7. Team Gwen: Jeffery Austin, “Jealous”
8. Team Adam: Amy Vachal, “Bye Bye Bye”
10. Team Adam: Shelby Brown, “Go Rest High on That Mountain”
20. Team Blake: Zach Seabaugh, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
27. Team Gwen: Korin Bukowski, “Same Old Love”
113. Team Gwen: Braiden Sunshine, “Radioactive”