Chayce Beckham’s Original Single “23” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart Following “American Idol” Performance (Update)

Beckham performed the song on Sunday’s episode.

AMERICAN IDOL - "418 (My Personal Idol/Artist Singles)" - "American Idol" gets closer to crowning its winner as the top four become the top three who will head to the finale on a live coast-to-coast episode airing SUNDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless) RYAN SEACREST, CHAYCE BECKHAM, CASEY BISHOP, WILLIE SPENCE, GRACE KINSTLER

Update: Chayce Beckham’s potential “American Idol” coronation single “23” has held up immensely well on iTunes, spending over 24 hours in the chart’s pinnacle position.

Indeed, “23” remains #1 on the all-genre US iTunes song sales chart as of press time at 1:55AM ET Tuesday morning.

The other original “Idol” singles have meanwhile improved their positioning, with Grace Kinstler’s “Love Someone” up to #12, Casey Bishop’s “Love Me, Leave Me” at #13, and Willie Spence’s “Never Be Alone” at #28.

Bishop was eliminated from the competition during Sunday’s episode; Beckham, Kinstler, and Spence will compete in the season finale.

During Sunday’s episode, the remaining “American Idol” contestants each performed their prospective coronation singles.

In contestant Chayce Beckham’s case, the performance sent his song flying to the top of the all-genre US iTunes song sales chart.

“23,” the original song, retains the #1 position as of press time at 12:50AM ET Monday morning.

The other three “Idol” originals are also charting prominently at press time.

Although she was eliminated, Casey Bishop’s “Love Me, Leave Me” clearly found an audience. The song is presently #20 on the chart.

Grace Kinstler’s “Love Someone” currently holds #26 on the chart, and Willie Spence’s “Never Be Alone” is at #32.

Beckham, Kinstler, and Spence will be competing in next week’s finale.

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