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The Voice’s Jordan Smith Earns #1 on iTunes Sales Chart; All Finalists Enter Top 10 (Updated)

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Update 2: The 12PM ET “The Voice” voting deadline has arrived, and all four finalists have at least one eligible song in the Top 10. Each of those eligible songs will receive a 10x multiplier on their iTunes vote count.

While all contestants fared well on iTunes, none performed as well as Jordan Smith. All three of Smith’s Monday night performances are in the Top 5, and his “Mary, Did You Know?” is #1.

Several of his past performances are also charting well (“Somebody To Love” is in the Top 10). While none is eligible for an iTunes bonus, new sales on previous performances do count toward each contestant’s cumulative iTunes vote total.

At the 12PM ET deadline, here is how the twelve final performances were positioned:

1) Jordan Smith – Team Adam – Mary, Did You Know? (receives bonus)
2) Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – Burning House (receives bonus)
3) Jordan Smith – Team Adam – Climb Every Mountain (receives bonus)
5) Jordan Smith & Adam Levine – Team Adam – God Only Knows (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
6) Emily Ann Roberts & Blake Shelton – Team Blake – Islands In The Stream (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
7) Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Die A Happy Man (receives bonus)
9) Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – Stay (receives bonus)
14) Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – Blue Christmas
15) Jeffery Austin & Gwen Stefani – Team Gwen – Leather And Lace (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
18) Barrett Baber & Blake Shelton – Team Blake (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
20) Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Silent Night
21) Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – O Holy Night
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Update: As of 3:45AM ET, all four “The Voice” finalists are positioned prominently on iTunes.

Team Adam’s Jordan Smith is most prominently positioned. The contestant’s three Monday night performances are presently in the Top 5 on the US iTunes sales chart. His two solo performances — the ones actually eligible for votes — are in the Top 3.

Assuming they remain in the Top 10 through the 12PM ET voting deadline, they will receive vote multiplier bonuses.

Smith will also benefit from the fact that many of his other season nine songs hold impressive positions on the chart. While not eligible to receive multiplier bonuses this week, new sales on those tracks will count toward Smith’s cumulative iTunes vote.

While Smith is best positioned, all four of the season nine finalists are on track to receive at least one bonus this week. Here is how the songs are currently ranked:

1) Jordan Smith – Team Adam – Mary, Did You Know?
2) Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – Burning House
3) Jordan Smith – Team Adam – Climb Every Mountain
5) Jordan Smith & Adam Levine – Team Adam – God Only Knows (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
6) Emily Ann Roberts & Blake Shelton – Team Blake – Islands In The Stream (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
8) Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Die A Happy Man
9) Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – Stay
14) Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – Blue Christmas
15) Jeffery Austin & Gwen Stefani – Team Gwen – Leather And Lace (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
19) Barrett Baber & Blake Shelton – Team Blake (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
22) Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – O Holy Night
23) Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Silent Night
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The west coast broadcast of NBC’s final season nine “The Voice” performance show just ended.

Before it did, Jordan Smith had already returned the #1 spot on the US iTunes single sales chart.

Smith’s latest visit to #1 comes courtesy “Mary, Did You Know?” The holiday number was one of Smith’s three Monday night performances.

The frontrunner also performed “Climb Every Mountain” (#3) and “God Only Knows” (#5). The latter was a duet with his coach Adam Levine.

If Smith’s “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Climb Every Mountain” retain their Top 10 positions through the 12PM ET voting deadline (and they obviously will), they will receive 10x iTunes multiplier bonuses (the iTunes vote/sales count multiplied by 10). Since it is a duet, sales of “God Only Knows” do not count as votes.

While not subject to any bonuses, contestants’ previous numbers count toward the cumulative iTunes vote total. That will provide an additional advantage for Smith, who has several past performances in prominent iTunes positions.

Team Blake member Emily Ann Roberts has the next-most impressive presence on iTunes. Her “Burning House” is #2 on the chart, while “Islands In The Stream,” her duet with coach Blake Shelton, is #6. She is also positioned at #14 with “Blue Christmas.”

Fellow Team Blake member Barrett Baber holds #9 with “Die A Happy Man,” #20 with “Rhinestone Cowboy” (his duet with Blake), and #25 with “Silent Night.”

Team Gwen’s Jeffery Austin is at #12 with “Stay,” #18 with “Leather and Lace” (his duet with Gwen Stefani) and #26 with “O Holy Night.”

As of 1:20AM ET, here is a breakdown of how the 12 performances are positioned on iTunes. Performances in the Top 10 at 12PM ET will receive multiplier bonuses:

1) Jordan Smith – Team Adam – Mary, Did You Know?
2) Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – Burning House
3) Jordan Smith – Team Adam – Climb Every Mountain
5) Jordan Smith & Adam Levine – Team Adam – God Only Knows (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
6) Emily Ann Roberts & Blake Shelton – Team Blake – Islands In The Stream (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
9) Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Die A Happy Man
12) Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – Stay
14) Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – Blue Christmas
18) Jeffery Austin & Gwen Stefani – Team Gwen – Leather And Lace (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
20) Barrett Baber & Blake Shelton – Team Blake (does not count for votes/ineligible for bonus)
25) Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Silent Night
26) Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – O Holy Night

Written by Brian Cantor

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