The Showdown: Lauren Alaina vs. Kip Moore
Lauren Alaina's long journey to the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame could wrap up this week. The singer and former American Idol runner-up is aiming for a fifth win after her new song "Next Boyfriend" topped Cole Swindell's new ballad over the long weekend. Now, she'll take on another country boy from Georgia.
Kip Moore's "Running for You" is the next single from his critically-acclaimed Wild Ones album. The moody love song feels like a cathartic release for the "Hey Pretty Girl" singer. It stays true to the albums theme of urgent love, and is definitely different than anything on the radio today. It's a stark contrast to Alaina's peppy looking-for-love song, which should provide competitive voting.
Listen to clips of both Alaina and Moore’s songs and vote for your favorite here. You can vote once every hour until this Showdown ends on Wednesday 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 Wednesday.
Listen to Lauren Alaina, “Next Boyfriend”
Listen to Kip Moore, “Running for You”
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.