The Voice Season 12 voting is officially over, and based on the results from iTunes, one finalist is the clear favorite to win.
Chris Blue, Lauren Duski, Jesse Larson and Aliyah Moulden each performed three songs Monday night on The Voice, and the public has now voted for their favorite to win by buying their songs on iTunes and voting online. Fans do not yet know the totals from online voting, but the iTunes singles chart may be a strong indication of how the results could come down on Tuesday night.
The following are the results on iTunes for last night’s performances as of noon ET.
1. Lauren Duski – “Deja Vu”
2. Lauren Duski – “The Dance”
3. Chris Blue – “Money On You”
5. Jesse Larson – “Woman”
7. Aliyah Moulden – “Never Be Lonely”
8. Chris Blue – “Rhythm Nation”
19. Lauren Duski & Blake Shelton – “There’s a Tear in My Beer’
20. Chris Blue & Alicia Keys – “Diamonds and Pearls”
28. Jesse Larson & Adam Levine – “Let’s Go Crazy”
29. Jesse Larson – “Takin’ It to the Streets”
44. Aliyah Moulden – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”
45. Aliyah Moulden & Blake Shelton – “Dancing In the Street”
As the chart shows, Lauren clinched the No. 1 and No. 2 spots for her original single and her cover of “The Dance” by Garth Brooks. This gives her two iTunes bonuses, which multiplies her votes on both songs by five. She also had the highest-charting duet, reaching No. 19 with her song with coach Blake Shelton. If iTunes is any indication, Lauren has a strong possibility of having the votes to win Season 12.
However, Lauren is not the only Season 12 finalist to nab two iTunes bonuses. Chris also secured two songs in the iTunes Top 10, at no. 3 for his original song and no. 8 for his cover of Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” His duet with Alicia Keys also reached the Top 20, right behind Lauren’s. If Chris has a strong showing through other voting means, he could easily make up for Lauren’s slight edge over him on iTunes and contend for the win.
Jesse and Aliyah may have to settle for third and fourth place based on the iTunes results. While both artists were able to get their original songs into the Top 10, their other songs finished outside of the Top 20 below Lauren and Chris. Jesse’s songs are slightly above Aliyah’s, so it remains to be seen if that will make the difference in final placements. On the flip side, Aliyah was able to get through last week’s The Voice Semifinals from the public vote alongside Lauren and Chris while Jesse had to rely on the Twitter Instant Save, so Aliyah may have a stronger fanbase.
The Voice finale will be a jam-packed affair with multiple musical performances. Three former Voice coaches are returning for new performances — Miley Cyrus will perform her new single “Malibu,” CeeLo Green will perform “Shining Star” with Jesse and Usher will sing “Everybody Hurts” with Chris. Gwen Stefani, the only coach to not have a representative in The Voice Season 12 finale, will perform “Don’t Speak” with Hunter Plake. Little Big Town will perform “Better Man” with Lauren. Additionally, Season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson will be in the building to sing her new single, “Remember Me.”
Other special performances will include Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performing “Despacito” with Mark Isaiah, Gladys Knight singing “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” and “If I Were Your Woman” with Vanessa Ferguson and TSoul, and Rascal Flatts performing “Yours If You Want It” with Brennley Brown.
The Voice finale will also feature performances by Chris Stapleton and Zedd and Alessia Cara. All of these musical performances are expected to go down before the announcement of the results, which are typically reserved for the final 10 minutes of the finale.
The Voice Season 12 finale begins Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
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