November 4, 2014


Top 40 Wildcards: How Paramore, 1D, Ariana, 5SOS & More Returned

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In Fuse's Top 40 of 2014 competition, fans have the chance to vote and name their favorite music video the best of the year. And even though artist armies from far and wide come out in full force to vote for their top picks, sometimes their fave just doesn't make it through. 

But we heard you, fanatics! Hence our trusty Wildcard system, which allows those acts who were eliminated but ended up earning the most votes get a second chance at taking home the gold. Your dedicated voting was not in vain.

This year, the Wildcards who made it back into the running from Round 1 are Paramore's "Ain't It Fun," Ariana Grande's "Problem," featuring Iggy AzaleaOne Direction's "Story of My Life," and Jessie J's "Bang Bang" featuring Nicki Minaj and Ariana. Wildcards returning from Round 2 are 5 Seconds of Summer's "She Looks So Perfect" and A Great Big WorldChristina Aguilera's "Say Something."

Check out who our six wildcards are up against this time, and get ready to enact your right to vote. Round 3 starts now, and you'll notice the polling period is shorter than it was in previous rounds, so be sure to drum up support swiftly. Rock the vote right here, right now!

Head here if you need a full run-down of what Top 40 is and how it works.