‘Hallelujah’ is a hit


By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]



Courtesy of NBC Jordan Smith performed ‘Hallelujah’ on Monday’s episode of ‘The Voice’


After Monday’s live showing of the hit reality show ‘The Voice,’ Harlan native Jordan Smith is once again topping iTunes charts.

As of press time on Tuesday, Smith’s newest iTunes single, his soulful rendition of ‘Hallelujah’, was at the No. 1 spot on The Voice iTunes chart and number two on the iTunes Top 100 chart.

In an unprecedented event, Smith currently has six songs on The Voice iTunes chart, which means all six songs were listed in the top 200 iTunes charts.

In addition to this weeks performance, former performances ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ is currently ranked at No. 11 and 50, ‘Halo’ is hanging in at No. 13 and 93, ‘Who You Are’ is following closely behind at No. 15 and 107, his debut audition performance of ‘Chandelier’ is still on the charts at No. 17 and 121, and ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ rounds out the rankings at No. 20 and 183.

Coaches Pharell and Blake Shelton likened Smith’s performance to his past performances on the show — effortless, adding there really was not anything new to be said about the young crooners performance, he was, as usual, amazing.

Coach Adam Levine was once again on his feet at the end of the performance, calling Smith one of the best singers in the world and saying how important the young singers performances are.

Fans may follow Smith’s progress on his Facebook page and Twitter and can now download his performances on iTunes — which is factored into the voting process. If Smith gets enough iTunes purchases to make it into the top 10 on The Voice iTunes charts, the coveted multiplier goes into effect. If Smith reaches the top 10, his votes are multiplied by 10. This factor has likely contributed to his success thus far on the show, as his iTunes rankings have been at the top since his debut performance of Sias’ ‘Chandelier.’

There are several additional ways to vote for Smith. You can use “The Voice” app as well as vote via NBC.com and “The Voice” Facebook page.”The Voice” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

The top eight contestants will be announced live on Tuesday night, with the top seven being announced first and then the bottom two performing one last time for America’s votes in an instant save.

Next weeks Monday night show begins the semi-final rounds as the hopefuls get one step closer to winning a record contract.

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Courtesy of NBC Jordan Smith performed ‘Hallelujah’ on Monday’s episode of ‘The Voice’
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Smith.jpgCourtesy of NBC Jordan Smith performed ‘Hallelujah’ on Monday’s episode of ‘The Voice’

By Reina P. Cunningham

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