“The Voice” 2015 continued April 20 on NBC as the top 10 hopefuls returned to the stage to once again sing live for America’s votes. It proved an especially good night for the pair of performers representing R&B sensation Pharrell Williams, as both saw their respective covers place in the top 10 of the iTunes top 200 chart at the April 21 close of the voting window. The stellar finishes earned both contestants a coveted iTunes vote multiplier bonus for the week and all but guaranteed that Team Pharrell will remain intact for the next phase of the competition.
Taking top honors with a third place chart finish was Koryn Hawthorne’s cover of the emotional Ed Sheeran hit “Make it Rain.” The iTunes bonus is the 17-year old Louisiana native’s first of the season. Placing just below Hawthorne in the four-spot with his cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” was her Team Pharrell cohort Sawyer Fredericks. At just 16, Fredericks has enjoyed plenty of support from voters, and counts the bonus as his second of the season; he earned the first for his April 13 take on the John Lennon classic “Imagine.”
Also likely safe with a 25th place finish for her spin on Marc Broussard’s “Home” was former Steel Magnolia star Meghan Linsey, who competes for Blake Shelton. She finished roughly 20 spots ahead of the next three competitors, who all eked out respectable top 50 iTunes placements. The trio features Team Christina Aguilera’s India Carney, who finished 45th with “Run to You” by the late, great Whitney Houston; Team Blake’s Hannah Kirby who earned 46th place with “Shout”; and Team Christina’s Kimberly Nichole, who snagged the 50-spot with “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.”
Team Blake’s third and final competitor, Corey Kent White, placed 81st with king of country George Strait’s “Unwound,” while Team Adam Levine’s highest placement went to Joshua Davis, who climbed to 83rd with “Hold Back the River.” Finally, Team Christina’s Rob Taylor placed 89th for his cover of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song for You,” and Team Adam DeAnna Johnson, who scored the April 14 Twitter instant save to extend her competition life, came in 92nd with “Somebody to Love.”
With the iTunes results in the books, DeAnna, Rob, Joshua, and Corey all seem vulnerable to elimination, but anything can happen when the general public votes. To see who survives, watch “The Voice” 2015 when the top 10 results show airs April 21 on NBC.