The Voice is eliminating four artists on Tuesday night’s results show, but which singers are more in trouble than others?
The Voice voting for Semifinals Week closed at noon ET, and many artists charted high on iTunes, giving them key bonuses heading into the results show. One artist even managed to make it all the way to no. 1, while another is right behind them at no. 2. Not everyone got an iTunes bonus, though, suggesting they may have to compete for the Instant Save if they aren’t outright eliminated.
Tuesday night’s results show will feature the top three vote-getters advancing automatically to the finale, while the bottom two are instantly eliminated without a chance to save themselves. The middle three will then compete for the final Instant Save of the season, and only one will move on to secure the fourth spot in The Voice Season 12 finale.
Listed below are the final placements on iTunes for The Voice Season 12 Semifinals Week.
1. Lauren Duski – “Ghost in This House”
2. Chris Blue – “Take Me to the King”
6. Chris Blue & Vanessa Ferguson – “If I Ain’t Got You”
7. Aliyah Moulden – “I Can Only Imagine”
10. Hunter Plake – “With or Without You”
15. Jesse Larson – “I Was Wrong”
19. Aliyah Moulden & Hunter Plake – “Let It Go”
25. Brennley Brown & Lauren Duski – “A Good Hearted Woman”
27. Vanessa Ferguson – “Superstar”
44. Brennley Brown – “Suds in the Bucket”
62. TSoul – “Ain’t No Way”
98. Jesse Larson & TSoul – “I Wish”
As the chart listings show, Lauren from Team Blake Shelton was victorious on iTunes this week, becoming the first Season 12 artist to hit no. 1. This is her third consecutive song to chart in the Top 10 on iTunes, having previously charted for her covers of “Tell Me Why” and “Somewhere in My Broken Heart.” While iTunes is only a piece of the voting puzzle, charting at No. 1 is a good indicator that she will likely be moving on to the finale as a top three vote-getter.
Chris from Team Alicia Keys had a great night as well, becoming the only artist to chart in the Top 10 for both his individual song and his duet. This means that Chris gets two iTunes bonuses, multiplying both of his iTunes vote totals by five each. Chris had yet to chart in the Top 10 this season before this week, but this performance likely rockets him into the finale, as well.
Things get trickier to predict from there as two other artists nabbed iTunes bonuses: Team Blake’s Aliyah and Team Gwen Stefani’s Hunter. This is Aliyah’s first bonus and Hunter’s third consecutive bonus, but Aliyah placed higher. Does this mean Aliyah has the votes necessary to automatically advance to the finale or will Hunter’s strong, consistent fanbase allow him to overtake her iTunes lead? Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, Team Blake’s TSoul has a good chance of being instantly eliminated based on having both the lowest individual and duet placement on iTunes. He may find support through other voting methods, but it may not be enough to get a chance to compete for the Instant Save.
One artist who may surprisingly be in danger is Brennley from Team Gwen. She was the first artist to win an iTunes bonus this season, but she wasn’t even able to crack the Top 20 for either song this week. Her fanbase may pull through for her, but if iTunes is any indication, she may have to make up a lot of votes.
Then there’s last week’s Instant Save winner, Vanessa from Team Alicia, and Adam Levine’s last remaining contestant, Jesse. Vanessa does have the benefit of an iTunes bonus for her duet, but she ranks lower than Jesse for her individual song. If both artists are towards the middle of the pack in voting, Vanessa’s bonus could make the difference.
The Voice Semifinals Week is always tricky to predict with so many variables in play, but one thing for certain is that it will be an action-packed results show.
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
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