'Voice PH' artists dominate iTunes charts


Posted at Sep 16 2013 12:57 PM | Updated as of Sep 17 2013 01:23 AM

MANILA – Contestants of “The Voice of the Philippines” dominated the Philippine charts of Apple’s iTunes store on Monday, just hours after it aired its fourth live show at Resorts World Manila on Sunday night, which saw four more contestants eliminated from the show.

Artists from the popular TV singing contest occupied the top 5 slots of the iTunes charts as of noon on Monday, led by Myk Perez’s rendition of Adele’s “Chasing Pavements,” at No. 1.

Ex-Kulay member Radha is at No. 2 with her take on Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” followed by music student Klarisse de Guzman’s well-praised version of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” at No. 3.

Meanwhile, two singles from the September 8 live show remain on the iTunes Top 5: Paolo Onesa’s take on the James Bond theme “Skyfall” is still strong at No. 4, followed by “Balita” by eliminated contestant Darryl Shy at No. 5.

Only two songs from foreign artists made the iTunes Philippines Top 10, led by Katy Perry’s “Roar” at No. 6, and Miley Cyrus’ controversial hit “Wrecking Ball” at No. 8.

Rounding out the Top 10 are more artists from “The Voice of the Philippines.” Team Bamboo’s Isabella Fabregas, who was eliminated on Sunday, bowed at No. 9 with her version of Alicia Key’s “No One,” while two holdovers from last week stayed on the charts. Morissette Amon’s powerful “What About Love” is at No. 7, while Thor Dulay’s soulful version of Stevie Wonder’s “Lately” is at No. 10.

Eliminated contestants from “The Voice” occupied the No. 11-14 slots: Maki Ricarfort’s “Every Breath You Take” (No. 11), Kimpoy Mainit’s “Weak” (No. 12), Penelope Matanguihan’s “Superstar” (No. 13) and Jessica Reynoso’s “Ikaw” (No. 14).

Eva delos Santos, who was also eliminated on Sunday, ranked 16th on iTunes with her version of “Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin,” while Bangkok-based band vocalist Janice Javier’s winning performance of “Chain of Fools,” is at No. 18.

Also on the charts are popular contestant Mitoy Yonting at No. 22 with “Paano” and eliminated contestant Lee Grane at No. 23 with “Losing My Religion.”

To purchase these songs, log on to the show’s official page on iTunes.