"The Voice" 2016 continued Oct. 24 on NBC with the first six Knockout Round match-ups, which featured contestants representing all four super star mentors. By episode's end, the six winners plus two aspiring artists stolen by a pair of long-time coaches had stamped their tickets to the top 20. Here's a quick look at who advanced, and a glance at how their respective covers ranked on the iTunes chart when the broadcast commenced on the west coast.

Six win, two are stolen

Country star Blake Shelton's team contested just a single face-off on night one of the Knockouts, and Sundance Head's version of mentor Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" defeated Josh Gallagher's take on "My Maria." Head became Shelton's first top 20-bound contestant, but Gallagher also advanced as Maroon5 frontman Adam Levine used his single save to extend his competition life.

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Shelton returned the favor by claiming former Team Adam member Jason Warrior after he lost his battle with Riley Elmore.

Other hopefuls who advanced included Team Adam's Simone Gundy, who defeated Dave Moisan; Team Alicia Keys' Kylie Rothfield and We McDonald, who bested Whitney & Shannon and Courtnie Ramirez; and Team Miley's Ali Caldwell, who advanced over Lauren Diaz.

'The Voice' 2016: Knockout Round iTunes rankings

Although iTunes vote multipliers won't factor into the contestants' survival until the live shows, they can be early indicators of how the performers will fare with music downloaders.

The Oct. 24 covers ranked as follows as of 8 PM PT:

  • 81. Sundance Head, "The Climb"
  • 126. We McDonald, "No More Drama"
  • 246. Josh Gallagher, "My Maria"
  • 300. Kylie Rothfield, "Hound Dog"
  • 487. Josh Warrior, "I Want You"
  • 533. Ali Caldwell, "No Ordinary Love"
  • 685. Simone Gundy, "Midnight Train to Georgia"
  • 862. Riley Elmore, "Haven't Met You Yet"

"The Voice" 2016 continues Oct. 25 on NBC as more contestants duke it out for coveted spots in the live shows. Who will earn places in the top 20 and who will be sent home just short of hitting the mark? Tune in and find out.

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