The answer will surprise you, because it certainly isn’t a singer who had chairs spinning during the blind audition.
In fact, the honor belongs to Malik Davage, the 23-year-old from a rough section of Washington, D.C.
His cover of “Sure Thing” by Miguel prompted just one coach — Adam Levine — to turn around.
But then again, Malik isn’t a newcomer to music circles. He has two singles to his credit and appeared on BET’s 106 & Park back in 2013.
And he leads all 48 Season 12 Voice contestants in the number of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
It’s noteworthy that a pair of four-chair turn recipients do show up on both lists — Anatalia Villaranda and Casi Joy. So does Lauren Duski, who had one of the most successful blind audition songs on iTunes.
Here are the Top 10 from both social media sites. The numbers are as of Saturday afternoon, March 18. And I’ll be updating them before the live shows begin to see who’s gained the most fans from the show.
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1. Malik Davage (Team Adam) — 20,400
2. TSoul (Team Blake) — 18,500
3. Davina Leone (Team Gwen) — 12,600
4. Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake) — 11,800
5. Lauren Duski (Team Blake) — 11,500
6. Felicia Temple (Team Alicia) — 8,476
7. Josh Hoyer (Team Blake) — 4,757
8. Andrea Thomas (Team Blake) — 4,289
9. Casi Joy (Team Blake) — 4,075
10. Anatalia Villaranda (Team Alicia) — 3,478
1. Malik Davage (Team Adam) — 26,500
2. Aaliyah Rose (Team Gwen) — 16,700
3. Tsoul (Team Blake) — 13,800
4. Davina Leone (Team Gwen) — 12,500
5. Mark Isaiah (Team Adam) — 8,716
6. Anatalia Villaranda (Team Alicia) — 8,574
7. Casi Joy (Team Blake) — 7,682
8. JChosen (Team Gwen) — 7,550
9. Lauren Duski (Team Blake) — 7,442
10. Felicia Temple (Team Alicia) — 7,313
NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE FINALS?
Voice Season 12 comeback artist Johnny Hayes turned in this performance during Tuesday night's live playoffs, yet somehow missed out on the show's finals. For a recap of the Team Adam oversight, head here.
August 22, 2016 By Mark Franklin