“The Voice'”s Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington Reach iTunes Top 10

Update: The final “Voice” voting deadline has arrived, and with it comes the news that Jake Worthington landed all three of his finale songs in the Top 10.

While there is no iTunes bonus this week, the success is noteworthy nonetheless. As of 12PM ET, his “Right Here Waiting,” “A Country Boy Can Survive (with Blake Shelton)” and “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” were the digital retailer’s sixth-, seventh- and ninth-best selling songs, respectively.

Presumed favorite Christina Grimmie landed two performances in the top ten. Her “Can’t Help Falling in Love” leads the way at #3, while “Somebody that I Used to Know (with Adam Levine)” holds at #8. “Wrecking Ball,” her reprise number, is #41.

Josh Kaufman, who had been the competition’s strongest seller this season, has no performances in the top 10. While “Set Fire to the Rain” was likely adversely impacted by an iTunes glitch (it is currently #20), “Every Breath You Take (featuring Usher)” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” remain out of the upper mix. The Usher duet reached #11; “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” closed the voting period at #16.

Undeterred by the lack of a multiplier bonus, fans are rapidly parting with their dollars in support of “The Voice” finalists Christina Grimmie and Jake Worthington.

By 1:30AM–just three and a half hours after the conclusion of NBC’s final sixth season “The Voice” performance show–recordings from the two finalists had entered the Top 10 on iTunes’ overall single sales chart.

As of press time, Christina Grimmie’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was leading the pack at number five. And as Tuesday unfolds, it should have no trouble getting to at least number two on the iTunes sales chart.

Closely behind at #10 is Jake Worthington’s “Right Here Waiting.”

After making his debut appearance in the top ten last week, Worthington could have three tracks in that portion of the chart this time around.

Currently #11, his reprise of “Don’t Close Your Eyes” is virtually certain to join the still-rising “Right Here Waiting” in the top portion of the iTunes chart. The same can likely be said for his duet with his coach Blake Shelton. “A Country Boy Can Survive,” that song, is #12 on iTunes.

“Somebody That I Used to Know,” the duet between Grimmie and her coach Adam Levine, follows at #15. “Wrecking Ball,” her reprise performance, is #56. Hurting its cause is the fact that it was one of the competition’s strongest sellers during the Blind Auditions phase; many interested buyers already own it.

Josh Kaufman, who had been a regular in the iTunes Top 10 this season, might not reach that threshold with any of this week’s performances. At press time, his top song was “Every Breath You Take.” The recording, a duet with his coach Usher, was #22 on the iTunes chart.

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” his reprise, and “Set Fire to the Rain,” his show-closing performance, trailed at #31 and #42, respectively.

Written by Brian Cantor

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