"The Voice" 2014 continued May 5 on NBC as the top eight contestants hit the stage to sing live for America's votes and a shot at making the semifinals. The iTunes vote results, which became official at 9 a.m. Pacific time May 6 when the voting window closed, featured a first for season six as two hopefuls finished in the top 10 and snagged the all-important five-times vote multiplier.
The highest chart placement went to Team Usher's Josh Kaufman, whose take on the Bonnie Raitt classic "I Can't Make You Love Me" earned him the number two spot on the iTunes top 200 chart. Only Ariana Grande's "Problem" rated higher with downloaders during the voting period. Kaufman previously earned a vote multiplier for his April 21 rendition of "Stay with Me."
Also earning her second vote multiplier of the season was Team Adam Levine's Christina Grimmie, who placed fifth with her creative spin on Lil' Wayne's "How to Love." The 20-year old YouTube sensation's first top 10 finish came thanks to her April 28 version of "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake.
Although she missed out on the top 10, Team Adam's Kat Perkins made a statement of her own by placing 15th on the iTunes chart with her heavy metal take on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." The talented nanny-rocker, who was saved by the April 28 Twitter Instant Save vote that sent Tess Boyer and Bria Kelly packing, will need extra luck come elimination time, as no recipient of the instant save has ever survived more than one extra week.
A pair of country music-minded contestants earned rankings in the 20s with their May 5 performances. Included were Team Blake Shelton's Jake Worthington, who claimed the 21-spot with Brooks & Dunn's "Hillbilly Deluxe," and Team Shakira's Kristen Merlin, whose take on the emotionally charged Lee Brice hit "I Drive Your Truck" scored 29th place.
Team Adam's final hopeful, aspiring R&B singer Delvin Choice, ranked 41st with the reality show staple "I Believe I Can Fly," while the last of Team Blake's members rounded out the bottom of the order for the week. Audra McLaughlin's cover of the Rebecca Lynn Howard tune "Forgive" earned her 63 place, while her teammate, power diva Sisaundra Lewis, finished 73rd with Tina Turner's "River Deep Mountain High."
Although Grimmie and Kaufman's performances will likely earn them spots in the top five, the other five contestants will all face potential elimination when "The Voice" 2014 top eight results show airs May 6 on NBC. With three hopefuls slated to get the ax, anything could happen.