Carrie Underwood vs. Eric Church – Taste of Country Bowl Semi-Finals 2013
Carrie Underwood and Eric Church both cruised to relatively easy wins over their respective competitors in Round 2 of the 2013 Taste of Country Bowl -- both artists won by over five percentage points after voting was tallied. This week, two very different fanbases will clash to determine who gets a spot in the finals.
The Church Choir rose up early and often to soundly defeat Blake Shelton and his fans. He won with over 58 percent of the vote and was never in serious trouble during the seven-day battle. Will his fans be rusty after time away from their computers, or ready to pounce on Underwood's Care Bears?
Team Underwood beat Brad Paisley by seven percentage points, with the 'Two Black Cadillacs' singer holding to fight off a late rally by Paisley's supporters. Fans of the superstar and original country 'American Idol' will need to double down on their efforts to win this Semi-Finals matchup.
Fans: Vote up to once every hour until polls close at 11:59PM ET on Jan. 27. Any voter found to be outpacing that rule will be deemed ineligible, forfeiting their votes. The winner will move on to the finals to face either Taylor Swift, Brantley Gilbert or Scotty McCreery. The winner of the ToC Bowl will be announced on Feb. 4, one day after Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.