Taylor Swift vs. Carrie Underwood – Taste of Country Bowl Finals 2013
After nearly half a million votes, some smack talking and an unprecedented three-way matchup, the two singers with arguably the biggest followings in country music will face off in the finals of the 2013 Taste of Country Bowl. The week-long vote to decide which singer and her fans are best begins right now, with Team Taylor Swift battling Team Carrie Underwood.
Swift won a three-way playoff between Scotty McCreery and Brantley Gilbert in the Semi-Finals. The 'Begin Again' singer grabbed almost 44 percent of the vote, maintaining her lead on BG Nation, who were also voting until the final seconds. Gilbert's team took 40 percent in the end, and McCreerians nabbed almost 16 percent in a hotly-contested matchup.
Underwood's win over Eric Church's Church Choir was decided by barely one percent. Fewer than 500 votes separated the two singers and their fanbases. The 'Two Black Cadillacs' singer's supporters are going to have to work double-time to defeat the Swifties and prove that they are the best fans in country music.
There's incentive to spread your 'get out and vote' message. As a thank you to all who've participated and made the first-annual Taste of Country Bowl a huge success, we're giving away a $100 iTunes gift card to one lucky ToC reader. To enter, follow these instructions or hit the button below.
Fans: Vote up to once every hour until polls close at 11:59PM ET on Feb. 3. Any voter found to be outpacing that rule will be deemed ineligible, forfeiting their votes. The winner of the ToC Bowl will be announced on Feb. 4 -- one day after Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
*Poll and $100 iTunes gift card contest now closed.