If Kellie Pickler is going to make it to the Showdown Hall of Fame she's going to need to get through an international superstar and one of country's hottest men. Pickler's new song 'Closer to Nowhere' topped Parmalee's 'Close Your Eyes' earlier this week, setting up a weekend battle with Shakira and Blake Shelton.

The two 'The Voice' coaches teamed up on 'Medicine,' a track from the Columbian star's new album. They meet in the middle with Shakira going more country than ever, and Shelton trying his hand at pop for the first time. It remains to be seen if the song will find room on country radio. Showdown voters may help make that decision clear.

Listen to clips of both Pickler’s and Shakira and Shelton’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Monday at 8AM ET, so come back and vote often to be sure your artist wins. The winner of this matchup will face a new challenger on Monday.

Listen to Kellie Pickler, ‘Closer to Nowhere’

Listen to Shakira (Feat. Blake Shelton), ‘Medicine’

Showdown Rules: The song with the most votes wins, and the winner goes on to face a new challenger in the next Showdown. Vote as much as once per hour online. If a song wins five Showdowns in a row, it will be retired into the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame to allow for new songs to compete. Some songs will be considered for a second Showdown if voter turnout is healthy in a losing effort.