VOTE! The 2012 Pop Olympics Finals: “Best Song” Event

Pop Olympics
Posted on 07/30/2012 at 12:22 PM

Related To: News, Tournaments

The Popdust Files: girls generation, justin bieber, pop olympics, taylor swift, the wanted

Last week, millions of you (literally!) supported your countries and favorite pop stars by participating in the first round of our 2012 Pop Olympics. We’re super grateful for the enormous patience and dedication you showed during the occasionally buggy process, and we promise that this week will be a much smoother experience.

This week, the field has been narrowed  from the initial 16 participating artists to your four finalists, vying for the title of World’s Greatest Pop Star. They are: JUSTIN BIEBER (Canada), GIRLS’ GENERATION (South Korea), TAYLOR SWIFT (U.S.A.) and THE WANTED (Great Britain). During the week, our four Pop Olympians will face off in a series of five musical competitions–a pop pentathalon–and, as always, you and only you get to determine the winner with your vote. Among the week’s events: Best Song, Best Video, and Best YouTube Moment. You can vote in each event as many times as you’d like, and the voting for each will remain open throughout the week. The results will be tallied at week’s end (midnight on Sunday, August 5), and on Monday, Aug. 6, we will announce the Gold, Silver and Bronze metal winners in the 2012 Pop Olympics.

And so, onto the first event: Best Song. Read through and take a listen to the tunes we’ve selected to represent our competing artists below, and then vote for who you think has the best song. The torch has been lit, the opening ceremony been completed, and now it’s time for the real action to get underway.

The Justin Bieber song that your grandmother, dentist and local police precinct all know the chorus to, “BABY” still stands as the definitive Justin Bieber track, with the record YouTube hits to prove it. A sugary-sweet love song with an irresistible hook, even the most hard-to-please international judges couldn’t help but give it a high mark.

A stomping, take-no-prisoners anthem of sexual undeniability, with a catchy chorus and a beat that forces you to pay attention, Girls’ Generation’s “THE BOYS” not only topped the U.S. K-Pop charts but made it to the overall iTunes top 100. A smash hit in their home country of South Korea as well, we already know that “The Boys” brings the fans out—will it bring out the votes too?

Taylor Swift’s ticket to crossover megastardom was officially punched by “LOVE STORY,” her sing-along love song whose power turned millions upon millions of young girls–and probably a couple of their mothers, too–into little Juliet Capulets. Still Taylor’s best-selling song to date, it’s a force to be reckoned with in this competition, begging you to Baby Just Say Yes to voting for it.

The first major strike for the boy band comeback of the past year or so, The Wanted’s “GLAD YOU CAME” is such an addictive dance-pop jam that a full year after its UK release, radio programmers still can’t resist playing it regularly. Beware of their offers to hand you another drink, though—Olympic policies about in-game imbibing are notoriously stringent.

Who Has the Best Song?

  • Justin Bieber - "Baby"
    1,793 votes
  • Girls' Generation - "The Boys"
    157,016 votes
  • Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
    35,392 votes
  • The Wanted - "Glad You Came"
    66,731 votes

Total Votes: 0

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