Just like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys in the late nineties, boy band fans today are split right down the middle: Is One Direction or The Wanted the hottest act of 2012? (Musically speaking, of course.)
The Wanted's party-hearty anthem "Glad You Came" and One Direction's ode to under-appreciated beauty "What Makes You Beautiful" were tied for votes in Fuse's poll for the best video of 2012.... until now! With just an hour to go before we move into Round 2 of the Top 40 of 2012, Wanted fanatics voted like crazy and pushed the "bad boy" boy band ahead of their cleaner-cut competitors.
But One Directioneers shouldn't lose hope yet: The four highest-voted artists who don't win these Round 1 face-offs will return as wild cards in Round 3. So if you want to see these British-Irish boy bands competing for 2012 supremacy once more, head here and show 'em your love.
Because both One Direction and the Wanted agree: Voting is what makes you beautiful.