Judging from the iTunes singles chart, five contestants should have very little to worry about during tonight’s results show on The Voice.
As reported earlier today, Juliet Simms scored a smash hit with her version of Roxanne, which is still number 21 on that chart, more than 70 spots ahead of anyone else who performed last night.
Team Cee Lo teammates Jamar Rogers and James Massone (somehow, squeaky voice and all) are also among the top 100 on iTunes. From Team Adam, Tony Lucca and Mathai are in the top 115 among the 200 most downloaded singles.
That could be an indication that they’ll be among the six contestants voted into the next round on The Voice without singing for a judges’ save tonight.
Of course, I thought the same thing about Charlotte Sometimes based on how well her performance did on iTunes a week ago. And look what happened to her.
Despite Carson Daly’s enthusiasm, that recap just reminded me how mediocre last night’s show was.
Time for some results …
Team Cee Lo: Voters saved Juliet Simms, Jamar Rogers and James Massone. That means Erin Martin, Tony Vincent and Cheesa will have to sing for a judges’ save.
OK, time to grade some save-me songs.
Kim Yarbrough: The 50-year-old model, actress and singer will belt out Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight.” OK, I’ve heard some of Kim’s pre-Voice music, and it’s pretty darn good. I got no sense of that from that performance. Very bland. Nothing special at all. Grade: C.
Karla Davis: After last night’s odd song choice, Karla is going to go with “Can’t Make You Love Me.” This is much more like it. At least it offers us a chance to hear the tone in Karla’s voice. Remember, she’s the gal who for years was too bashful to sing in front of her friends. Grade: B-
Katrina Parker: She’ll sing “Don’t Speak.” Well, if Adam is going to decide on which singer poured the most emotion into her performance, he should go with Katrina. Like Karla, she did better tonight than last night. There was one really pitchy moment. Otherwise, it was a nice vocal. Grade: B.
And the save: Blake, Christina and Cee Lo all agree the save should go to Katrina. And Adam’s decision: Katrina gets the save.
Team Cee Lo
Tony Vincent: He’ll sing “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.” And the first couple of notes tonight were better than all of last night’s performance. Tony, who looks a little scary, is in his element on this song. That’s the best performance we’ve seen so far tonight. Great stage presence. Energetic performance. Grade: B+
Cheesa: She’s attempting “All By Myself.” It would help if she stopped breathing deep into the microphone. That said, she turned on the power notes toward the end and wound up sounding better than any of the three singers who took the stage for Team Adam tonight. Grade: B.
Erin Martin: The gal with the unique voice sings “Your Song.” She looks fabulous. But that voice is an acquired taste, and I’m not sure that was the best song to show it off. There were quite a few bum notes in there. Grade: C.
And the save: Adam says he would save Cheesa. Blake agrees. So does Christina. And Cee Lo saves Cheesa.
Honestly, Cheesa would have been my last choice. Erin is more unique. Tony turned in the best performance of anyone Tuesday night.