'Voice PH' artists take top 14 slots on iTunes

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 30 2013 02:29 PM | Updated as of Oct 01 2013 12:33 AM

MANILA – The Top 4 artists of “The Voice of the Philippines” thoroughly dominated the Philippine charts of Apple’s iTunes store on Monday, just hours after Mitoy Yonting was declared the first-ever winner of the Philippine version of the hit international talent contest.

The Top 4 contestants of the popular TV singing contest occupied the top 14 slots of the iTunes charts as of noon on Monday, led by Team Bamboo’s Myk Perez’s original song “Fix You,” which is still at No. 1 for the second week in a row.

Despite his popularity on iTunes, Perez finished at fourth place, garnering only 12.81% of of text and online votes plus music downloads.

“Slowly” by Team Sarah’s Klarisse de Guzman stayed at No. 2 on the charts, followed by Yonting’s original song “Bulag” at No. 5, with “Coming Home” by Team Apl’s Janice Javier at No. 13.

Recorded versions of the Top 4’s performances on Saturday also made the iTunes charts, with Yonting’s rock version of Freddie Aguilar’s “Anak” at No. 3, Perez’s version of Ed Sheeran’s “Give Me Love” at No. 4, De Guzman’s take of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” at No. 9 and Javier’s powerful rendition of “The Greatest Love of All” at No. 12.

Sheeran’s original recording of “Give Me Love” also got a boost from the show’s popularity, coming in at No. 19.

Previous performances of the contestants also remained in the charts, such as Perez’s “Chasing Pavements” (No. 10) and De Guzman’s well-praised “I Can’t Make You Love Me” at No. 11.

The highest charting eliminated contestant as of Monday was Radha for her song “Let It Be” at No. 18.

The only foreign act to break the domination of “The Voice of the Philippines” was Katy Perry, with her at worldwide hit single “Roar” at No. 15.

Last Sunday, Yonting received 57.65% of the votes to beat De Guzman as the two artists faced off for a final showdown.

As the first-ever winner of “The Voice of the Philippines,” Yonting won P2 million, a new car, an Asian tour package for two and a four-year recording contract with MCA Universal.