"The Voice" 2014 resumed May 12 on NBC as the top five contestants hit the stage to sing for berths in the season six finale. Three contestants will enter the top five results show with an advantage, according to the results of the week's iTunes vote, which became official at 9 a.m. on May 13 when the voting window closed.
Team Blake Shelton's lone surviving member, aspiring country singer Jake Worthington, earned his first iTunes multiplier of the season by placing an impressive third on the top 200 chart with a stylized version of the Bryan Adams' hit "Heaven." Worthington also fared well with his other offering, finishing 14th with his crowd-pleasing take on the Waylon Jennings' hit "Good 'Ol Boys," which is perhaps best known as the theme song from the hit TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard."
Earning his third multiplier of the season for his take on John Legend's "All of Me" was Team Usher's last man standing, rising R&B vocalist Josh Kaufman. The track placed fourth on the chart, just behind "Heaven." Kaufman narrowly missed snagging yet another bonus for his other performance, his spin on OneRepublic's "Love Runs Out," which placed 12th.
The last of the three iTunes multipliers went to Team Shakira's Kristen Merlin, whose stunning version of the Jewel classic "Foolish Games" finished sixth on the chart. Merlin fared less well with her other selection, placing only 48th with Miranda Lambert's revenge tune "Gunpowder and Lead."
Despite holding front-runner status, Team Adam Levine's Christina Grimmie failed to crack the top 10 with either of her tracks. She fared best with Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek," which earned her 19th place, while her take on Fun's "Some Nights" earned her the 29-spot.
Team Adam's second contestant, two-time Twitter Instant Save recipient Kat Perkins, had the weakest showing of the bunch. While her version of the "Frozen" anthem "Let it Go" finished 33rd, her spin on Sia's "Chandelier" was the only song delivered during the top five show that failed to make the top 50, placing 57th.
"The Voice" 2014 will see its slate of season six finalists set at the close of the May 13 results show on NBC. Two will advance based on the nationwide viewer vote, while the other three will sing for their lives for a chance to snag the final berth via the season's last Twitter save.