Update: While the original remains the preferred option, Clarissa Serna’s rendition of “Zombie” did enter the top 100.
#92 at press time, the recording had reached at least as high as #86 on the overall iTunes Single Sales chart.
Still a strong seller, The Cranberries’ “Zombie” is presently number 39.
While it provides them with added urgency and motivation, fans of NBC’s “The Voice” do not need the incentive of an iTunes vote bonus to purchase the best contestant recordings. If they like a performance, they will part with the $1.29 needed to bring it into their collection.
Sometimes, however, their positive reaction is driven moreso by a song selection than the specific performance. Monday’s Blind Auditions episode produced one of those opportunities.
In garnering rave reviews and eliciting a turn-around from all four coaches, contestant Clarissa Serna’s powerful rendition of “Zombie” definitely made an impact. It secured her a place on Team Shakira, a spot in the Battle Rounds and a legion of new fans ready to follow her career.
But when it comes to commercial performance, its biggest impact was reintroducing America to the haunting Cranberries classic. As of press time, The Cranberries’ rendition of “Zombie” had reached number thirty seven on the iTunes single sales chart.
Serna’s “Voice” cover was only at #144.
Complaining about the result would nonetheless epitomize the notion of looking a gift horse in the mouth. While Serna’s rendition is not lighting up the charts, it is presently the only Monday performance in the top 200 on iTunes.