Fourth-place finisher Bourg's "Roses" hits No. 4 on Rock Digital Songs, the best rank on the chart for an "Idol" contestant there since Phillip Phillips in 2012.
The 23-year-old Louisianan, whose often acoustic renditions of popular songs catapulted him deep into the Idol season, released "Roses," an original song he performed in his audition and again during the wild-card round, as a single (on the Big Machine label) timed to his elimination April 7. The track sold 22,000 downloads in its first week, according to Nielsen Music, good for a No. 4 start on Rock Digital Songs and the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Rock Songs at No. 13 (almost purely on sales numbers alone on the latter list).