Chayce Beckham must be pinching himself. (Do people still do that?)
The country music singer contestant on “American Idol” has had the number 2 single all week on the iTunes charts. It’s called “23” and fans are lapping it up.
The single has sold around 20,000 copies, most of them paid downloads, a small portion of it streaming equivalent.
Beckham is a finalist on Sunday’s “American Idol” finale. Winning will require votes from the public to overcome his three peers.
I can’t recall any “Idol” contestant coming into the finale with a top 3 single concurrent to the show. And the single is on a BMG distributed indie label which technically has no support. But there is it, sitting pretty at number 2, selling more than 98 famous, established singers.