The Voice UK's Leah McFall charts in the Top 20 of Official Chart

Leah McFall

The Voice 2013 semi-finalist Leah McFall has already outdone last year's winner Leanne Mitchell, by grabbing herself a Top 20 hit.

Leah's cover of I Will Survive charted at 16 in this evening's official charts, having only been on sale for a day.

The Belfast student performed the track on Friday night during the first live show, which saw her chosen as coach Will.i.am's fast pass act and go straight through to Saturday's semi-final.

The song has continued to climb up the charts and at the time of writing, remains in the Top 5 on both iTunes and Amazon's MP3 stores.

It makes Leah the most successful act on The Voice UK, with no artist from last year's series having yet matched her chart performance.

Winner Leanne Mitchell failed to score a Top 40 debut with either her winner's song or follow up single, while Tyler James was at 28 with 'Single Tear'.

And with the track still selling, it could well climb by next weekend's charts, when it'll have been on sale for a full week.

Downloads of all the performances from Friday night's show were released to buy straight after the results, priced at 59p with at least 20p going towards the BBC's Performing Arts Fund.

But none of the other acts have so far cracked the Top 40, although many of the songs do feature in the Top 100, with Mike Ward and Andrea Begley's performances both climbing up the chart.

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