Grouped in the Top 30 on the iTunes singles chart were Hunter Plake, Lauren Duski, Brennley Brown, Jesse Larson, Aliyah Moulden, Chris Blue and TSoul. In that order.
Showing up at least 40 spots later were Lilli Passero, Vanessa Ferguson and Mark Isaiah.
If that is the outcome, I’d say voters got it exactly right based on last night’s performances.
The question is, if those three singers land in the bottom, will Twitter fans rally once again to save the least deserving?
After all, Mark has already earned two Twitter saves, outlasting talented singer-songwriters Troy Ramey and Stephanie Rice in the process.
Tonight, we’ll also get performances from Maren Morris and Charlie Puth. Don’t ask me why. It isn’t like there aren’t lots of former Voice contestants with great music out. But I’ll offer up alternative listening options via Twitter.
Time for some results on #TheVoice.
Heading to the live playoffs are:
* Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake): Clearing breaking down toward the end of voting endeared her to voters.
* Chris Blue (Team Alicia): But I’m no longer sure he’s a lock for the finals; he was sixth on iTunes this week despite a fine performance.
* Lauren Duski (Team Blake): The so-called “Barbie Doll with a guitar” (courtesy of Gwen) advances. She earned bonus points on iTunes again.
* Hunter Plake (Team Gwen): And he topped everyone on iTunes with his take on “Higher Love.”
* Jesse Larson (Team Adam): Mr. One-Chair-Turn is now one step away from The Voice finals.
* Brennley Brown (Team Gwen): No surprise there. She’s becoming my favorite based on her combination of talent and personality.
* TSoul (Team Blake): Based on last night’s performance, that’s the right call. And all of Team Blake advances.
That puts Mark Isaiah and Lilli Passero of Team Adam and Vanessa Ferguson of Team Alicia in the bottom three. Save-me performances coming up.
Again, why would anyone not pick Blake Shelton as their coach on #The Voice? Since Team Adam is sure to lose at least one member, Blake’s will be the only one intact heading into the live playoffs.
Lilli Passero (Team Adam): She’ll sing another classic, “Stormy Weather.” So much for hoping for a changeup or something contemporary. This little tune dates from 1933. Fine vocal, but not my musical taste. She’s also from California, which puts her at an immediate Twitter save disadvantage. Grade: C
Mark Isaiah (Team Adam): I missed the name of this song (“Sorry”), but two lines in, we have more than enough evidence as to why Mark has long, long, long overstayed his expiration date on The Voice. That way, frankly, tough on the ears. Yikes! Grade: F
Vanessa Ferguson (Team Alicia): She’ll sing “For Once in My Life,” the best song choice tonight in terms of a good mathe’ch for The Voice viewership. And Vanessa is well on her way toward showing why she’s most deserving of tonight’s Twitter save. Yep, there should be no doubt after that performance. Clearly, without doubt, the best of the three. Grade: B
And the Twitter save goes to Vanessa Ferguson. Right choice, viewers!