In a season that has been superabundant with teenage prodigies, Sarah Grace appeared to be the one flying under the radar. That was until the 16-year old from Team Kelly Clarkson pulled out her trumpet and wowed viewers with a bluesy version of “Amazing Grace,” interpreted through the music of the classic rock song “House of the Rising Sun.” Sarah came up with the risky concept herself, and the gamble paid off. Her single skyrocketed to #3 on the iTunes chart, making it the highest charting song yet from Season 15 of “The Voice.”
While iTunes is no longer an official voting method, it remains one visible way to find out which artists are striking a cord with viewers. At the time voting closed, Team Blake Shelton‘s Kirk Jay was right on Sarah’s heels. The Alabama country singer peaked at #4 with his stirring rendition of “Tomorrow,” earning him his second top 10 hit in three weeks.
Team Jennifer Hudson‘s MaKenzie Thomas landed at #16 with her powerful take on “Because You Loved Me,” while Team Kelly’s aspiring country star Chevel Shepherd yodeled her way to #24 with “You’re Lookin’ at Country.” Rounding out the top five, Team Kelly proved to be having a strong week with Kymberli Joye belting her way to another gospel smash as “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” finished at #27.
In the bottom half this week, Team Jennifer’s 13-year old phenom, Kennedy Holmes, topped out at #43 with her dance anthem “Me Too,” while Team Blake’s Dave Fenley trailed right behind at #47 for his heartfelt performance of “When You Say Nothing At All.” Team Blake’s final member, Chris Kroeze, had a slight stumble this week peaking at #63 with “Callin’ Baton Rouge.”
Totally hitting the skids was Team Adam Levine, whose only remaining artists both landed at the bottom. Reagan Strange failed to crack the top 100 for the first time, landing at #111 with her shaky performance of “Cry.” The 14-year old has been the most-streamed artist for two straight weeks, so it will be interesting to see if she can hold strong in that category. In last place, DeAndre Nico continued his season-long struggle after scraping by with last week’s Instant Save. The soul singer finished at #199 after failing to connect with viewers during his performance of “That’s What I Like.”
While this information may be helpful when predicting who will go home this week, proceed with caution. Just two weeks ago Team Adam’s Tyke James was the third-most popular iTunes artist before being sent home in a shocking double elimination. But last week, Team Kelly’s Lynnea Moorer was sent packing after finishing at the bottom of the iTunes chart. Which artist do you think will be sent packing this week? Sound off in the comments.
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