'Idol' Download Rankings Appear On iTunes
Looking for a spoiler for "American Idol" tonight? Go to the iTunes Music Store.Looking for a spoiler for "American Idol" tonight? Go to the iTunes Music Store.
As of 4 p.m. PT, the pre-orders for the studio session downloads of the top 9 "Idol" contestants' performances for Dolly Parton week were listed -- and ranked -- under the Top Albums section of the music store.
There, David Archuleta's "Smoky Mountain Memories" is in at No. 7, followed by Michael Johns' 'It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" at No. 12, David Cook's "Little Sparrow" at No. 14, Jason Castro's "Travelin' Thru" at No. 20, Carly Smithson's "Here You Come Again" at No. 30 and Brooke White's "Jolene" at No. 47.
No other "Idol" was on the top 100 listed, although Parton herself was No. 100 with "Ultimate Dolly Parton."
In a behind-the-scenes vignette on a recent show, the "American Idol" contestants were shown recording their tracks for download on iTunes -- but host Ryan Seacrest emphasized that to not influence voting for the show, the precise sales and rankings for each of the contestants would not be revealed.
Spokespersons with iTunes and "American Idol" did not immediately respond to requests for comment.