The Showdown: Casey James vs. Eli Young Band
Congratulations are in order for Drake White, who has won his way into the Showdown Hall of Fame with his latest single, "It Feels Good." We now start with a fresh Showdown slate with a matchup between Casey James and Eli Young Band.
James' new single, "Fall Apart," shows him stretching into new territory, tackling a very difficult vocal performance for the ballad, which is the lead single from the former American Idol contestant's forthcoming sophomore effort.
Eli Young Band have cooked up a likely hit with "Turn It On," the title song from their new EP. The uptempo track is a shot of pure fun for their live show, but it's also a perfect radio release leading into summer. Will they move on to another Showdown round, or will James pass them by?
Listen to clips of both James and EYB'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 Casey James, "Fall Apart"
Listen to Eli Young Band, "Turn It On"
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.