NBC's The Voice's Sarah Grace scores her first appearance on Billboard's Christian charts with her bluesy rendition of the hymn "Amazing Grace." Grace performed "Amazing Grace," which included a demonstration of her trumpet skills, for her top 10 performance on the Dec. 3 episode.
Grace's version arrives at No. 4 on Billboard's streaming-, airplay- and sales based Hot Christian Songs chart (dated Dec. 15). Fueled by sales of 10,000 downloads in the week ending Dec. 6, according to Nielsen Music, "Grace" flies in at No. 2 on Christian Digital Song Sales. The song marks Grace's first on any surveys.
Grace's coach, pop singer Kelly Clarkson said during the episode that she was all in on the changes to the iconic song. "This idea is the coolest idea anyone I've ever worked with on The Voice has come to the table with," Kelly said. At the time, the coach added some advice to the singer's trumpet-playing: "Is there a way you can make that sound dirtier? The dirtier the better."
At the end of the now viral performance, the singer earned applause from the crowd and received praise from Clarkson and fellow coach Jennifer Hudson.
"I love how this just displays your confidence, to be able to take 'Amazing Grace' and then make it your own and do something else different with it and take that chance," Hudson said. "That was extremely smart. It was beautiful."
Kelly echoed Hudson's words, saying Sarah's "insanely cool version" of the song was her favorite one she's ever heard.