Nick Fradiani’s “What Hurts the Most” Rises on iTunes; Rayvon, Clark Follow

Keith Urban’s prediction was right: Nick Fradiani fans did drive the “American Idol” contestant’s “What Hurts the Most” up the iTunes chart.

While the lack of voting impact, let alone a bonus, gave it effectively no chance of performing the way a typical “The Voice” single does, it is currently the highest-charting of Wednesday’s five “Idol” recordings.

As of press time, Fradiani’s take on the Rascal Flatts hit was #81 on iTunes’ all-genre sales chart.

Rayvon Owen’s “Believe” currently follows at #142, while Clark Beckham’s contentious take on “Your Man” is sitting at #173.

At #257, “Empire State of Mind (Part II – Broken Down)” earns Jax the lowest position of the four remaining contestants.

Eliminated contestant Tyanna Jones, however, claims a dramatically lower position than that.

“Run the World (Girls),” which served as her final performance, is not presently within the Top 1500.

Written by Brian Cantor

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