“The Voice” 2015 continued Nov. 30 on NBC as the top 10 hopefuls still alive in the hunt for the season nine title hit the stage to perform yet again for mentors Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, and Pharrell Williams as well as America. Just minutes after the broadcast began on the west coast, a whopping four contestants had already advanced to the top 10 of the iTunes top 200 chart and ostensibly secured themselves vote multipliers for the week. So who’s part of the lucky quartet?
Predictably, the highest ranking cover of them all belonged to Team Adam’s Jordan Smith, whose version of the reality show staple “Hallelujah” ranked second on the chart as of 8:10 PM Pacific time. Smith has earned an iTunes bonus for every live show performance he’s delivered to date, and is the undeniable favorite to take the season nine crown.
Also earning a bonus, his first of the season, was Team Blake’s Barrett Baber, whose version of Conway Twitty’s “I’d Just Love to Lay You Down” sat in fourth place as of press time. Baber’s teammate, 17-year old Emily Ann Roberts, ranked just a single spot behind at number five with her cover of Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You.” If her placement holds until the close of the voting window, Roberts will claim her third bonus of the competition.
Finally, in excellent position to grab her first multiplier of the season was Madi Davis, Team Pharrell’s last surviving contestant. The teen’s take on Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” ranked just behind Roberts’ offering in the six-spot as of press time.
A handful of other hopefuls were also still within arm’s length of the top 10. They included Team Adam’s Shelby Brown (“Go Rest High on that Mountain,” number 12), Team Gwen’s Jeffery Austin (“Jealous,” number 14), and Team Adam’s Amy Vachal (“Bye Bye Bye,” 16).
The final three contestants still alive in the competition were likely out of contention for iTunes bonuses. They included Team Blake’s Zach Seabaugh (“Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” 30), Team Gwen’s Korin Bukowski (“Same Old Love,” 53), and Team Gwen’s Braiden Sunshine (“Radioactive,” 166).
To see which contestants formally claim iTunes vote multipliers for the week, check the iTunes top 200 chart at 9 AM Pacific on Dec. 1. To see who gets the boot, watch “The Voice” 2015 top 10 results show beginning at 8 PM Eastern/Pacific on NBC.