The Voice 2 Finals – iTunes Charts and Predictions

The Voice  iTunes chart as of 2:45 ET.

#2 Tony Lucca – Team Blake – 99 Problems
#4 Tony Lucca and Adam Levine – Yesterday
#7 Chris Mann and Christina Aguilera – The Prayer
#9 Juliet Simms – Team Cee Lo – Freebird – Juliet Simms
#11 Chris Mann – Team Christina – You Raise Me Up
#12 Jermaine Paul – Team Blake – I Believe I Can Fly
#21 Jermaine Paul and Blake Shelton – Soul Man
#66 Juliet Simms and Cee Lo Green – Born To Be Wild

Download Performances from iTunes

I’m going to go right ahead and call a win for Tony Lucca. He had the most buzzworthy performance last night, for better or worse.  The rest of the field were ordinary by comparison.  Juliet Simms is the best overall performer/singer, but she was saddled with a cold and some poor song choices. Pimp spot notwithstanding, it would be a pleasant surprise if she won. Jermaine Paul sang the best he ever has, but it was too little too late, I think. Chris Mann is no Josh Groban, but it’s possible I could be underestimating the power of a pretty face and a nice voice.  In fact, I wouldn’t be very surprised if Chris Mann turned out to be runner-up.

Keeping the above caveats in mind, here are my results predictions:

1. Tony Lucca
2. Juliet Simms
3. Chris Mann
4. Jermaine Paul

Who do you think will win The Voice?

  • tomr

    Doesn’t matter…they will be a trivia question on Jeopardy in two years.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that you’re right about Tony winning (but I dislike him). Chris may be the runner-up, especially since Juliet was ill and saddled with poor song choices. It must be frustrating for her to have given less than 100% due to the pneumonia. Jermaine will be last, even though he had his best performance last night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/masewallace Mase Wallace

    don’t shortchange jermaine

  • Valentin432

    Chris could have a shot at this. His itunes position could underscore how popular he is just because the type of music he sings isn’t what’s popular on itunes.
    I expect the two pretty white guys to be up there in the end which would be the apex of the Adam vs Xtina shenanigans

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Yeah…kinda hopin’ he sneaks past all the BS drama between Team Adam and Team Christina and takes the crown.  He was killing it last night.

  • Anonymous

    I want Tony Lucca to win just because Xtina has been so bitchy to him all season.  Also, Chris Mann is no Josh Groban…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I think that you’re right about Tony winning (but I dislike him). Chris may be the runner-up, especially since Juliet was ill and saddled with poor song choices. It must be frustrating for her to have given less than 100% due to the pneumonia. Jermaine will be last, even though he had his best performance last night.

    Yes, like mj, I think Tony is taking it all too but I think your scenario (with Chris Mann and Juliet switching positions from what mj had) is probably most likely how it will play out with the remaining contestants which stinks because I’m not a Tony Lucca fan either.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, Jamar is better than all these finalists. Too bad he’s not there. I truly believe he could win and beat Tony. Oh well.

    Tony will likely win.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I think producers will not let Tony win. They’ll do something to prevent a guy that has Bieber,Timberlake and 570k followers supporting him to win. It would be just a popularity contest and they don’t want that for a show called The Voice. Buzz don’t translate necessarily in power votes. I’d not be surprised if he finishes in third, with Chris or Juliet winning.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QPQ3BY4QAQ2WBIG3EP4JBX2LHY SamC

    this is the first voice episode i have seen and i have 2 say that i would take my least favorite person on idol over any of these contestants. They are all so blahh

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4H44YHZZUTPNNASUKPXVLYLD2Y splum

    Jamar!  But of course Cee Lo in his stupidity helped get rid of him and he tossed Angie, too.  Anyone but Juliet.  She was purely karaoke, and I’ve heard better karaoke.  Public seems to be tone deaf this season, so I couldn’t even make a guess.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Juliet, they have been rigging/manipulating it in her favor all season.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Remember that, like Idol, producers of The Voice reserve the right to consider or ignore online votes as they want to. They can consider all Juliet’s and Chris votes and ignore Tony’s online votes.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    They manipulate to get a woman there, because all were getting voted off by popular votes. Not too much different what they did with Jessica’s fake saving.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    I agree with your ranking MJ. That is how I see it being played out tonight. 
    Everyone and their mother would hang a girl who sang 99 problems. But since it is a bland guy with a bland guitar, it is ok.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4H44YHZZUTPNNASUKPXVLYLD2Y splum

    Absolutely.  They pimp Juliet ad nauseum.

  • http://twitter.com/mcdeallover Sunny Mc

    Is Tony really that popular? He lost the popular vote last week. I think the older ladies and grannies are less likely to download on itunes, but will power vote.  I think the 2nd rate Groban will win. I wish Juliet would win.

  • Anonymous

    Tony barely squeaked into the finals, Juliet has been in the top every week in itunes. I think this thing is hers to win, even with a cold she blew the rest of them away, Chris Mann I believe will be in it with her.  At least I hope, I have not liked Tony at all except when he did the Brittany song, I thought ok, now he is changing things up.  He is not that attractive either so I dont think he will be the winner but my fav never seems to win but my fav always seem to go on to bigger and better things.  The cutest thing about Tony is his daughter. I have loved each and every one of Juliets song choices also, and tht goes for last night. I saw them in concert and she did amazing on Free Bird

  • Anonymous

    I think Juliet has a shot to win. Last week, Tony Lucca didn’t even receive the most public votes. He came into this show with a fanbase and 500,000 twitter followers and Katrina beat him in public votes. If not for Adam, he would have been out. I guess it depends upon how many casual voters this show receives.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Agree with MJ 100%. Not crazy about any of these performers (miss Katrina, Jordis and Jesse…bitter me?) …but based on last night logically, MJ’s ranking makes sense…exactly how I would have ranked them. So WGWG wins The Voice too! Who woulda thunk??  ;) 

  • damo

    Based on the fact that Dia had more downloads (#1 in iTunes) than Javier in Season 1 and the spacing is very close between Tony (#2) and Juliet (#9), it will come down to fan base voting.  I think that Juliet has a much more dedicated fan base who did not vote split, and, as a result, will win tonight.

  • Anonymous

    If Tony wins, he and Adam should thank Xtina.   Didn’t Tony admit that because of her “one dimensional” comment, he amped up his game?   I think he and Adam went way too far with that one, but it may have just won the whole thing for him !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/masewallace Mase Wallace

    i would rewind last night final, replacing tony with katrina ,who was robbed

    and juliet with jamar, she just doesn’t do it for me, and he was a far better singer,i’m actually rooting for jermaine,however if juliet did win i’d be content disappointed but content bussing katrina and bigging up tony to still lose, it would be beautiful just to see the stupid look on adam’s face

    anybody but adam to win, please

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHIRO4P2ZPNQFGMK5KR57VH3E4 Nanc

    It truly doesn’t matter who wins this show, because the show doesn’t support or promote the artist afterwards anyway…if they want this show to last they need to promote their winners and runner-ups better

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

     

    The cutest thing about Tony is his daughter.

    Actually, I think it’s a boy. lol

  • janae gibbs

    Sadly, Tony will win, and his career won’t go nowhere just like Javier’s.

  • http://twitter.com/ZaynMalikUS Zayn Malik ?

    I like Tony, but i think Juliet really deserves it. She has pneumonia and still killed it. But, Tony has a really good chance. It would be nice to see a girl win one of these shows for once, especially someone who can rock like her ;)

  • revolution

    Karaoke? Juliett…no way…nuf said

  • revolution

    Julett was better than anyone on Cee-Lo’s team, not everything is a conspiracy…she was awesome last week, and under the weather this week…Roxanne was the best performance of the season.

  • http://twitter.com/caitlynstyle Daisy

    If Tony wins I might just throw up…..but hey if you have Justin Timberlake and the whole MMC pimping you on twitter, hes expected to win…I WANT A GIRL TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I believe Juliet deserves the win over anyone else. But I think that Tony will win because people will vote for him to piss Christina off.

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping for a Tony win…..However, they were all given this platform to use to  the best of their ability & been given more public exposure than they would have ever gotten without it…….    Kudos to the F4!!!!

  • Trina

    I thought when Dia was #1 Javier got as high as #2. I’m almost positive the itunes positions were much closer than this. I know I remember hearing Javier won by a tiny percent.

  • Anonymous

    I like Juliet’s talent, when she sang ‘roxanne’ I thought she could win but didn’t care for last nights song.  I also like Jermaine, I think, he could really put out some good songs; he also appears to be  a classy guy, with a great personality and that doesn’t hurt.  Loved the duet between he and Blake…I thought it was very entertaining!!

  • sf3456

    Tony will win and this will be my last time watching The Voice.  He wins and I will not continue to watch this show.  The behavior that he and Adam showed off should not be rewarded.  But they will because people are stupid.

  • Anonymous

    I think Chris & Juliet are the top2 getter w/ Chris winning, although I prefer Juliet. *sigh*

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    None of them should win. Jamar was the best contestant on the show this year IMO. I didn’t care for Tony’s song last night at all. My 19 year old son was disgusted, too, and turned off the TV when Tony was on. Voting for Tony to make Christina mad isn’t fair to Tony if he really doesn’t have voting viewers who intend to support his musical career.

  • Anonymous

    I want Tony to win!  I think he had the best performances out the finalists last night!

    I love the way he and Adam have played the game too!  Take that and your bitchiness, Xtina! 

    I love Chris Mann next, then Juliet.  I think Jordis sings way better than Juliet though.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LSNNDVLS76CV6GV5IYPXSQP3CE Mitchell

    Chris Mann is going to make more money than any of them because he will end up headlining his own show in Vegas.

    I honestly believe CM’s vocal ability far outshines Josh Grobin.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LSNNDVLS76CV6GV5IYPXSQP3CE Mitchell

    I’m only wondering if Chris Mann will lose points due to Xtina’s backfat?

    j/k*

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LSNNDVLS76CV6GV5IYPXSQP3CE Mitchell

    Here is something to keep in mind about Chris Mann and iTunes.

    The middle-aged woman is a HUGE voting block on these shows.  Middle-aged women don’t buy as many iTunes as your typical tween does.  So, CM’s lag on the iTunes chart may vastly underestimate his voting popularity.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I agree with you, I was just talking about the pimp spot.

  • Anonymous

    On Access Hollywood, they interviewed Tony in February and asked him why Xtina may have been mad at him.

    He said he was 17 and in High School, and Xtina was 11 and in Jr. High when they were in the MM Club.  Xtina often had to play his younger sister in skits.  He and Keri Russell were an item for a long time.  Xtina and Britney used to look up to and copy whatever Keri did and wore, so maybe there was something from that?  He doesn’t know!

    Billy Bush, AH host, says that Xtina and most of the other Mousekateers became mega successful and Tony is having a hard time consistently providing for his family.  He doesn’t understand (I agree) why can’t Grammy winning, super rich Xtina support Tony and want him to do well.  Why doesn’t she want Tony to succeed and why is she continually be on her powertrip and put him down?

    She is being petty and immature and bitchy and I’m glad Adam and Tony called her out on it. 

  • Anonymous

    None of these final 4 were consistent enough for any of them to be considered the “rightful” winner. Plus, there were at least 5 eliminated contestants who deserved to be in the finale just as much as these guys. This is why the live rounds should have been drawn out more. 
    Juliette had  a major breakout performance with Roxanne, but since then, hasn’t impressed me as much. Jermaine had his best performances last night, but his prior weeks were not very good. Both Tony and Chris Mann started off somewhat weak, but gradually improved over time. These were my favorites last night:

    Favorite duet: Chris+Christina, but I also enjoyed the team Adam and Team Blake duets.

    Favorite coach tribute:  Most definitely Jermaine’s.

    Favorite solo: Tony Lucca (99 problems), followed by Juliet’s Freebird.

    Based on the past two weeks, I’d go with Chris or Tony. based on the entire competition, I’d pick Juliet. It’s too bad she wasn’t herself last night. I can’t imagine how frustrating this must have been for her.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    As an ocasional opera’s listener, I don’t think Chris Mann can compete with this 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nB7Q6hcY14&feature=player_embedded, for example (Dmitri Hvorostovsk). He’s subpar compared with current opera singers. Maybe he’ll improve with the time, but now, I don’t think any classical label will grab him because of his 15 minutes of fame on The Voice. Neither Vegas will.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t vote but I enjoyed Tony’s 99 Problems performance the most last night. It was the only one I found interesting enough to even comment on.
     
    edit: wait, I guess I did vote without really actively thinking about voting since I bought 99 Problems from iTunes. First song I’ve bought from this season.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    Nahh. He will be forgotten in a month. It is “the voice” we are talking about. Besides his mediocre talent, this show also has a habit of not pushing their artists  for success.

  • Anonymous

    I was bored to tears with the Voice last night. The only I performance I listened to fully was Tony singing 99 Problems and it is the only song I purchased on itunes.

    Juliet was just off last night (due to  having pneumonia). And what was up with Cee Lo and his twitter rant!!

    I can say I fully enjoy watching Idol over the The Voice any day.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    Last night definitely made me miss Lindsey.

  • Anonymous

    I think Tony Lucca will unfortunately win too. And then he’ll release and album and never be heard from again. He just doesn’t have ‘it’, I’m sorry.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm.  I don’t know.  I think top two will be:
    Tony
    Chris

    Next two will be:
    Jermaine
    Juliet.

    Its only 1 hour tonight, right? Last night went on forever.

  • Anonymous

     Lindsey was the only original artist this year.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    Agree! I don’t see any of these people becoming successful. Juliet has a chance though. She won’t if they give her Melissa Etheridge type of music though.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    She could do wonderful in the pop/indie world. I’m really looking forward to her album. She has sooo much commercial appeal.

  • sf3456

    Its only 1 hour tonight, right? Last night went on forever. 

    No, it’s two hours.  So, tonight is going to go on forever, too.  I’m tuning in during the last five minutes.  Even though I shouldn’t because I really don’t want to see Tony Lucca crowned.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I loved Juliettes It’s a Man’s World bunches.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I want Tony to win just so on National Televison Xtina’s head
    will explode. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Lindsey will be fine. She, Juliet and Jamar are the only 3 that I’m quite sure will be signed.

    ETA: and RaeLynn, who I think is already signed.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you…therefore, you are right…haha. 

    In a big, operatic song like “You Raise Me Up”, there is simply no comparison between Chris and Groban.  The top third (or even half) of Chris’ range is fully developed, whereas Groban’s voice falls apart…on the high notes, he strains in full voice or fakes it in falsetto. 

    I know nothing of Vegas, but Chris’ dream has already come true…and it ain’t the one where he sings “The Prayer” with Christina…LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    This is why I hate Vote Wh*res

    Tony Lucca ? @Luccadoesremember y’all: only iTunes sales AFTER TONIGHT’S SHOW count as Votes! Be sure to buy/gift as many as 10 DOWNLOADS!!

  • sf3456

    Here’s the thing: his idiot fans actually did buy/gift as many as 10 downloads.  And they’re okay with him calling a woman a bitch on national television.  His fans are the worst.

  • Anonymous

    Excuse me for butting in… but you do Chris a disservice by comparing him with a totally different category of baritone. 

    There is not one role in Hvorostovsky’s repertoire that Chris would attempt or be considered for.  He is a light lyric baritone of the highest quality, who, I’m sure, would be quite wonderful as Figaro or Papageno.   

  • Anonymous

    over/under on the number of days it will take Adam to totally forget about even trying to promote Tony after he wins?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Is he a baritone? I thought he were a tenor, maybe because his range seems to be be big and he looks more comfortable when singing higher, but IDK. I think that exactly the lyric characteristic of his voice is forced. He only has 2 minutes to sing and he tries too much to impress with a lot of changes through his voice. But after all, all I have to say is that his singing doesn’t imrpess me. Just my opinion.

  • glennethph

    I’m not a Tony Lucca fan but I’m less of a Xtina Aguillera fan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Their facebook’s profiles are from the beginning of The Voice and probably aren’t too much about old fans. If we consider them as new fans and voters, Juliet would win by a landslide:

    Juliet Simms - 52.224 likes
    Jermaine Paul - 31.125 likes
    Tony Lucca – 25.333likes
    Chriss Mann - 22.931 likes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    I thought all of them but Juliet was good last night.  I don’t like the tone of her voice.  Tony Lucca sings the kind of music I would buy and if I voted, would probably vote for him.  I did enjoy Jermaine for the first time last night and I’ve always thought Chris had a good voice. 

  • Kristine Kross

    I would be okay with anyone but Tony winning. If he wins, it won’t be because he was the best. It’ll be because he got the most publicity because of this feud between him/Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera. I’m an MMC fan for life, and I loved him back in the day, but there’s a reason he didn’t become as popular as the others. I have his solo album, and it’s horrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462836840 Anita Gallegos Davis

    MY very favorite on The Voice was Jesse and he is gone. Being crowned winner does not keep you a winner. Sometimes those who don’t win the title go on to have better careers. That being said, any of these 4 deserve the crown. Christina really did a dis service to herself by knocking Tony. She is insecure no matter how successful she is. Each of them had moments of struggle and moments of being stars. Best to all of them!