The 2012 Pop Olympics: Vote For Your U.S. Representative!
With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London around the corner, we figured it was about time that pop music had a similar competition. So, four of our great pop-producing countries—the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and South Korea—will be squaring off on Popdust over the next two weeks in the first-ever Pop Olympics. Before our Games officially begin, though, we need your help deciding which artists will represent their respective countries.
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Below, you’ll find the four artists–Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift–who are competing for the right to represent the U.S.A. in the Pop Olympics. Only one can win, however. Vote for your favorite, and remember, YOU CAN VOTE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT. Voting ends at midnight on Sunday, July 29.
Let the Games begin!
Probably the biggest star in the world to emerge over the four years since the last Olympics, LADY GAGA would seem the clear favorite to represent the U.S., if not for an uncharacteristic absence from the Top 40 over the last 12 months. Don’t mistake Gaga’s low profile for a diminished work ethic, though—she’s simply training for her new album, likely to re-establish her as one of America’s top threats in the international games.
Though a relatively recent arrival on the scene, NICKI MINAJ is actually the oldest competitor in the Team US trials. Still, at age 28, Minaj just seems to be rounding into her peak, remaining one of the baddest MCs in hip-hop while also setting her sights for the Top 40, proving with smashes like “Super Bass” and “Starships” she’s capable of any of the vocal and songwriting gymnastics of her pop peers.