MTV Battle of the Boybands

Jules CastilloStarred Page By Jules Castillo, 1st May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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MTV announced a competition called “Battle of the Boybands” that kicked off on April 23, 2012. Thirty-two (32) boybands are competing for the title the "Greatest Boy Band of All Time." The winner will be determined by the fan votes.

Battle of the Boybands

Others view the competition as wrong when it included bands that use instruments like Hanson, Jonas Brothers and the Beatles. Boybands are usually vocal bands. Boybands like Blue, Boyzone and A1 are not even in the list. Instead, it's got boybands that are not even known.

Round 1

Here are the boybands matched for round 1:

Backstreet Boys Vs. Westlife
O-Town Vs. The Jackson 5
98 Degrees Vs. The Beatles
New Kids on the Block Vs. Take That
The Wanted Vs. Color ME Badd
The Monkees Vs. 2ge+her
Big Time Rush Vs. All-4-One
Boyz II Men Vs. Jodeci
*Nsync Vs 5ive
LFO Vs. 112
Jonas Brothers Vs. Menudo
Hanson Vs. BBmak
One Direction Vs. Day26
IM5 Vs. B2k
NKOTBSB Vs. New Edition
Another Bad Creation Vs. Mindless Behavior

Round 2

The result for round 1 was shocking when Backstreetboys and *Nsync did not make the shortlist for round 2. See below for the round 2 matches.

Westlife Vs. OTown
The Beatles Vs. New Kids on the Block
The Wanted Vs. The Monkees
Big Time Rush Vs. Boyz II Men
5ive Vs. LFO
Jonas Brothers Vs. Hanson
One Direction Vs. IM5
NKOTBSB Vs. Mindless Behavior

Round 3

Westlife which is up against the Beatles for Round 3 even called the latter 'The Ultimate Boy Band'. Those who made it in round 2 are matched too for the third round.

Westlife Vs. The Beatles
The Wanted Vs. Big Time Rush
5ive Vs. Jonas Brothers
One Direction Vs. Mindless Behavior

Advantage goes to active Boybands

The competition clearly is healthy for the bands that are currently active like One Direction and The Wanted. As we can see the list, One Direction is not even in the path where there is strong competition. Being titled the "Greatest Boyband of all Time" should mean "a band that has already proven something" in terms of record sales, chart dominations, longevity etc. Considering that most of the voters are youngster and that social networking and the internet has a big impact, One Direction or The Wanted could win the game. But being around for just a short period of time and being able to release just a few singles and albums, I don't think MTV will have a fair result if either The Wanted or One Direction wins.

See: Westlife Single Review

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author avatar Tess Irons
2nd May 2012 (#)

Sounds interesting, kabz. Thanks for the update and congrats on the star.

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2nd May 2012 (#)

Great world of music info, Kabz. Thumbs up!

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2nd May 2012 (#)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd May 2012 (#)

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author avatar Cnwriter
2nd May 2012 (#)

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