The Voice’s Taylor John Williams Leads iTunes Following Wildcard Show (Updated)

Update 2: Despite enjoying the most post-show success on iTunes, Taylor John Williams was not named this season’s “The Voice” wildcard.  That honor instead went to Damien.

Update: At the close of the abbreviated “The Voice” voting window, the recording attributed to Team Gwen contestant Taylor John Williams maintained the best position on the iTunes all-genre single sales chart.

The wildcard numbers were positioned as follows:

24) Taylor John Williams’ “Wicked Game”
40) Damien’s “Grenade”
60) DaNica Shirey’s “Without You”
70) Luke Wade’s “Have a Little Faith in Me”
119) Anita Antoinette’s “Waiting on the World to Change”
125) Ryan Sill’s “Marry Me”
136) Sugar Joans’ “Back to Black”
156) Reagan James’ “Put Your Records On”
201 – approx) Jessie Pitts’ “Zombie”

The sole season seven wildcard will be announced on Wednesday’s “TODAY.”

Tuesday night, “The Voice” revealed that Craig Wayne Boyd, Chris Jamison and Matt McAndrew, the three contestants whose songs performed best on the iTunes single sales chart, received the three highest vote totals and were thus automatically pushed through to the finals.

With only one wildcard spot remaining, a shorter vote window (the vote closes at 3AM ET) and no performance selling at a scorching pace, it is unclear whether the iTunes chart will indicate the outcome of Tuesday’s vote with the same accuracy.

But if it is a valid indicator, it suggests that Team Gwen’s Taylor John Williams, who failed to reach the finals on the strength of Monday’s vote, is the frontrunner to secure the wildcard spot.

Williams’ “Wicked Game” is currently the best-selling of Tuesday’s wildcard recordings. As of press time, it held the #29 spot on the iTunes all-genre single sales chart.

Closest behind is Damien’s “Grenade.” The song, performed Tuesday by Taylor John Williams’ fellow semifinalist, is currently #51 on the chart.

DaNica Shirey’s “Without You” is positioned at #70, which gives it the edge over Luke Wade’s “Have a Little Faith in Me.”

Other chart positions as of 12:30AM ET:

137) Ryan Sill’s “Marry Me”
138) Anita Antoinette’s “Waiting on the World to Change”
162) Sugar Joans’ “Back to Black”
168) Reagan James’ “Put Your Records On”
218 – approx) Jessie Pitts’ “Zombie”

Written by Brian Cantor

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