But was anyone listening? Did the special 9 p.m. Wednesday time slot confuse viewers?
I wonder because the iTunes results for those six performances were considerably weaker than those from the first two nights of The Voice playoffs.
Following night one of the playoffs, Noah Mac reached number 24 on iTunes and three singers cracked the Top 200. After night two, Addison Agen was sitting at number 31 and four of the six artists singing finished in the Top 100.
After Wednesday’s show, no one climbed above 130 on the iTunes singles chart.
That honor went to Janice Freeman, who closed the show — and earned a spot in the finals — with her splendid cover of “Fall For You.” She also landed at number 12 on the R&B/soul singles chart.
Two other artists — Brooke Simpson and Ashland Craft — cracked the Top 200. Fortunately for Miley, who had a very difficult decision to make when picking finalists, fans seemed to agree with her choices.
Here’s where everyone landed. Rankings were taken at noon, which is when voting typically ends following a live episode of The Voice.
Speaking of which, those begin next Monday. I’ll be live blogging with song by song grades during Monday’s show.
Overall singles chart
#130 — Janice Freeman, “Fall for You”
#154 — Ashland Craft, “When I Think About Cheatin’”
#174 — Brooke Simpson, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
Country singles chart
#45 — Ashland Craft, “When I Think About Cheatin’”
R&B singles chart
#5 — Janice Freeman, “Fall for You”
Pop singles chart
#48 — Brooke Simpson, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
#69 — Karli Webster, “Coat of Many Colors”
Rock singles chart
#17 — Adam Pearce, “Love Hurts”
#30 — Moriah Formica, “World Without You”