Westlife through to the Finals of MTV’s Battle Of The Boy Bands
Westlife, Jonas Brothers Vie For Battle Of The Boy Bands Championship
Voting in the final round begins now, and the winner will be announced Monday.
By Christina Garibaldi (@ChristinaMTV)
After nearly two weeks, some shocking eliminations and more than 10 million votes, MTV’s Battle Of The Boy Bands has gone from a field of 32 down to the final two. And the matchup will be a face-off between old and new. Irish boy band and international favorites Westlife will square off against the Jonas Brothers in the championship.
Voting in the final round begins now and will continue until Monday, May 7, at noon ET, and the winner will be announced shortly after.
Keep in mind that during the championship match-up, the results will be kept secret until we crown a winner.
It’s been a long, hard-fought battle for both of these bands to make it to the championship. Westlife came into this competition as a true underdog. The guys, who had minor success in the United States with their 1999 single “Swear It Again,” are calling it quits after 14 years once they complete their upcoming farewell tour.
Early in this battle, Westlife stunned voters when they took down fan favorites the Backstreet Boys in the first round. Their fans didn’t let up after that, easily making it past MTV’s own O-Town, garnering 85 percent of the votes. In what we thought would be a tough match-up for Westlife in the Elite Eight, the group eliminated their own ultimate boy band, the Beatles, whom they marched past to get to the Final Four, where they beat out the Wanted.
So after 14 years, will Westlife finally get the success that they have wanted in the U.S. with a Battle of the Boy Bands win?
Well, they still have one more opponent to take down, the Jonas Brothers. The JoBros, who haven’t made an album together since 2009, have certainly made their presence known in this competition. They easily made it past Menudo in the first round, but barely got by the other brother band, Hanson, in round two. In the Elite Eight, the Jonas Brothers coasted by British boy band 5ive, but in the Final Four they barely edged out Mindless Behavior, who made a late comeback.
Clearly, both fanbases have proven that they are determined to get their favorite bands crowned victor, so don’t stop voting now!
Voting in the Championship Round of MTV’s Battle of the Boy Bands runs until noon ET on Monday, May 7. Winners are determined by fan votes, so if your favorite band made the cut, make sure you keep voting. Tune in to AMTV and MTV Hits for their boy-band video takeovers each day and make sure to spread the word on Twitter using the hashtag #BBB and like us on Facebook for updates! We will reveal our winner on Monday, May 7.