Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen’s ‘Tennessee Rain’ top song on iTunes chart at the end of ‘The Voice’ voting window

Fort Wayne's Addison Agen finished second in last night's finale of The Voice on NBC, but, oddly enough, that may open up more doors for her than actually iwnning the competition. (photo courtesy of NBC)

Addison Agen’s performance of the original song “Tennessee Rain” ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Top 200 Songs chart as of noon Tuesday, the close of the iTunes voting period to select this season’s winner of “The Voice.”

Addison, 16, of Fort Wayne, also ranked No. 5 on the chart for her performance of country music star Tim McGraw’s song, “Humble and Kind.”

The songs by the Concordia Lutheran High School junior still ranked at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Both of those rankings will help in her final vote total on “The Voice.” Contestants whose songs make it into the iTunes Top 10 get a bonus added to their vote total – the number of actual iTunes votes are multiplied by five.

So Addison will get the iTunes bonus for both songs.

But so will her fellow Final Four competitors:

• Chloe Kohanski ranked at No. 2 with “Wish I Didn’t Love You” and No. 7 with “Betty Davis Eyes.”

• Brooke Simpson ranked at No. 4 with “O Holy Night” and No. 8 with “What is Beautiful.”

Red Marlow had two songs in the Top 10 during a portion of the overnight voting period but one dropped out just before noon today.

Marlow ranked at No. 3 with “I Pray” but slipped to No. 11 with “To Make You Feel My Love.” He was pushed out of the Top 10 by the duet by Addison and her celebrity coach, Adam Levine, on “Falling Slowly.”

“The Voice” voting rules don’t mention that viewers can vote for the duets last night by each contestant and her or his celebrity coach, so it appears the duet with Levine won’t benefit Addison.

The iTunes votes are just one of several methods to vote for contestants. The contestants’ iTunes votes and bonuses will be added to the votes cast by “The Voice” viewers using other methods during overnight voting. The overnight votes also will be added to the cumulative vote total each contestant has received since Nov. 20.

The contestant with the highest total will be named winner of this season’s show.

That will happen during a star-studded results show from 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday night on NBC, which is broadcast locally on Channel 21.2.


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