'The Voice' Scores Hit With Cassadee Pope's 'Over You'
A song from the "The Voice" is in the top 10 on the Hot Digital Songs chart for the first time since the first season's finale in June 2011. Coincidentally, the four artists with the highest charting songs were the first four to learn they were safe on the Nov. 27 episode.
Cassadee Pope's version of the Miranda Lambert hit "Over You" sold 152,000 downloads between the night it was performed -- Nov. 19 -- and Nov. 25 to debut at No. 3, according to Soundscan. Melanie Martinez's take on the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" followed with sales of 55,000 (No. 30); Amanda Brown's twist on Grace Potter's "Stars" sold 47,000 (No. 56) and Nicholas David's befriending of Bill Withers' "Lean On Me" shouldered 36,000 downloads (No. 59).
"We haven't been able to pinpoint the buying trends but we have seen the relationship with buyers grow this year," host and producer Carson Daly told Billboard.com after last night's episode.
He did throw in a caveat: They are singing tested songs.
The last time contestants on "The Voice" made it on to the Digital Songs chart was the week ending June 12, 2011 when the songs Dia Frampton and Javier Colon sang in the finale secured enough sales to make the cut. Colon's "Stitch by Stitch" sold 145,000 copies to open at No. 6; Frampton's "Inventing Shadows" debuted at No. 7 on sale of 137,000. No singer from season two hit the top 10.
In the Nov. 27 elimination show Team Christina and Team Cee Lo lost members: Cody Belew and Dez Duron. It leaves Aguilera with no contestants vying for the season three crown.
"I'll be relaxing, kicking my feet up," she said on the post-show red carpet, walking with Duron to take on joint interviews. "I'm excited to be entertained and support whoever's music is the most expressive."
Cee Lo Green said he was in an "emotional state of being," suggesting that America had discarded a "diamond in the rough."