The Voice Grand Finale screened across Australia on Monday night, and with the multiple performances from guest acts and judges, it seems like the winner Harrison Craig might not be able to secure himself the No.1 spot in the country this week with his newly released winners single “Unconditional”.
Current No.1 single holder for the past six weeks Robin Thicke performed his song “Blurred Lines” on the show, plus he did many interviews whilst in the country, which looks set keep his song at the top of the Australian charts for a further seventh week, and maybe more, as the similarly titled album is out next week, which could take him to the top of the Albums chart. Meanwhile Voice judge Ricky Martin did the worldwide live performance of his new single “Come with Me”, which looks set to debut inside the Top 3, the same with Delta Goodrem who also sang her new single on the show “Heart Hypnotic”.
Harrison is on track to land two Top 10 singles (again) this week, with his version of “Unchained Melody” remaining high, and his new single “Unconditional” just ahead of it at the moment. His other original song “More Than a Dream” could slip down into the Top 20, but it could be joined by his lowest charting single so far “You Raise Me Up” (HP-40). Lastly from The Voice performances, we could see OneRepublic score their second Top 10 hit in Australia (after the No.1 “Apologize” which could re-enter in the Top 60 this week), as the song they sung on Monday night “Counting Stars” looks set for a high debut.
Avicii looks set to return to the Australian charts with his new single “Wake Me Up” (featuring Aloe Blacc on vocals), the song potentially debuting within the Top 40, whilst Vance Joy could jump up into the Top 40 with his track “Riptide”. The final four from The Voice started the show on Monday with a group rendition of John Farnham’s “You’re The Voice”, and that performance could also land them a lower forty placing this week.
Pink will be in the country next week to start her three month tour, and the fourth single from her album “The Truth About Love” is set to land in the Top 50 this week, entitled “True Love”, it features Lily Allen as guest vocalist. A bunch of R n’ B performers are set to debut in the Top 70, Sean Paul with “Other Side of Love”, Kanye West with “Black Skinhead” and Redfoo with “I’ll Award You with My Body”, whilst Jack Johnson looks set to debut with his new song “I Got You”. New material from Birds of Tokyo with “When the Night Falls Quiet”, Naughty Boy & Sam Smith with the former UK No.1 “La La La”, John Newman with “Love Me Again” and Grouplove and “Ways to Go” could all debut in the charts this week.
Kanye West could take out the No.1 album spot in Australia this week with his sixth album entitled “Yeezus”, which would become his first chart-topping album here, as he’s been to No.2 twice before with “Graduation” (Sept 2007) and “Watch the Throne” (Aug 2011). And with OneRepublic’s new single flying high, the parent album “Native” could land them a Top 5 placing this week. Also on track for a high entry is Empire of the Sun with their second album “Ice on the Dune”.
We could see the second ever Superman soundtrack chart this week, as the Hans Zimmer music from the new film “Man of Steel” could land within the Top 20, beating the only other previously charted music from the franchise “Superman – The Movie” (HP-57, Jan 1979). Adam Harvey and Troy Cassar-Daly could also land in the Top 20 with their team effort of covers on “The Great Country Songbook”.
Also debuting this week we could see Mac Miller with “Watching Movies with the Sound Off”, Sigur Ros with their seventh album “Kveikur” (Candlewick), Karnivool with “Asymmetry”, Tiesto with “Club Live Vol.3 – Stockholm”, Kodaline with “In a Perfect World” and Midnight Juggernauts with “Uncanny Valley”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com