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The Countdown Web Top 12 and Bubble:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  5 Seconds of Summer | Good Girls
3.  David Archuleta | Glorious
4.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
5.  OneRepublic | I Lived
6.  Ed Sheeran | Thinking Out Loud
7.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
8.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
9.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
10.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
11.  Hilary Duff | All About You
12.  Maroon 5 | Animals

The Bubble:

13.  Austin Mahone | Secrets
14.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t
15.  One Direction | You & I
16.  Rixton | Wait On Me
17.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
18.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
19.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care
20.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold

The Countdown Mobile Top 12:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  5 Seconds of Summer | Good Girls
3.  Ed Sheeran | Thinking Out Loud
4.  David Archuleta | Glorious
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  One Direction | You & I
7.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
8.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
9.  Fifth Harmony | Bo$$
10.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
11.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
12.  OneRepublic | I Lived

Recap:

In the web tally:  Taylor still reigns supreme as she opens at no. 1, but finds new stiff competition from 5 Seconds of Summer, who brings the “Good Girls” to no. 2; David Archuleta, your defending runner-up opens  a spot lower to no. 3!  Echosmith and OneRepublic go 4-5 and Ed Sheeran is “Thinking Out Loud” at no. 6!

Meghan Trainor falls out of the Top 6 at no. 7, as does Scotty McCreery at no. 8, Nick Jonas also falls out of the Top 6 at no. 9; 5 Seconds of Summer grabs a second video in the Top 12 at no. 10 with “Amnesia”, Hilary Duff and Maroon 5 hold serve, steady at 11 and 12!

Austin Mahone is your new leader of The Bubble, bringing some “Secrets” at no. 13, Ed Sheeran checks in at no. 14, One Direction at no. 15 and fellow countrymen Rixton rounds out the Top 16!

In the mobile tally:  Taylor Swift opens again at no. 1 while 5 Seconds of Summer and Ed Sheeran’s new videos go 2-3.  Defending runner-up David Archuleta will need to work and vote harder as he opens at no. 4, Echosmith and One Direction round out the Top 6!

Meghan Trainor checks in at no. 7, Scotty McCreery at no. 8, matching their opening slots in the web tally.  Fifth Harmony opens at no. 9, 5 Seconds of Summer also gets a second video to enter the Top 12 at no. 10, Nick Jonas tumbles at the open to no. 11 as does OneRepublic at no. 12.

The next leaderboard update will be set for Thursday at 7 pm ET!  Keep those votes coming on both tallies…it looks like we have an interesting cycle across both tallies shaping up!

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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The 35th cycle is now over!  The dust has settled and we have YOUR final overall Top 12 and Bubble ready!

Here we go!

The Final Top 12:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  David Archuleta | Glorious
3.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
4.  OneRepublic | I Lived
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
7.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
8.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
9.  One Direction | You & I
10.  Hilary Duff | All About You
11.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
12.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care

The Bubble:

13.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
14.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t
15.  Maroon 5 | Animals
16.  Lucy Hale | Lie a Little Better

Recap:

As is typical with cycles with no new videos, your final Top 12 remains remarkably steady for the most part!  Taylor, David and Meghan go 1-2-3 with OneRepublic at no. 4, Echosmith at no. 5 and Scotty McCreery wrapping up the Top 6!

It is The Bubble that shows some difference as Jessie J climbs up to no. 13, Ed Sheeran drops out of the Top 12 and into The Bubble at no. 14, Maroon 5 also drops out of there too and settles in at no. 15 and Lucy Hale is the big surprise at no. 16!

The next cycle, the 36th begins today at 2 pm ET and the first leaderboards will be issued Monday at 7 pm ET!  Get ready to vote again and we have four new videos entering the fray:

1.  Rixton | Wait On Me
2.  Ed Sheeran | Thinking Out Loud
3.  5 Seconds of Summer | Good Girls
4.  Austin Mahone | Secret

 we enter the stretch run!  Remember, you can vote in both tallies! 

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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The Countdown Web Top 12 and Bubble:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  David Archuleta | Glorious
3.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
4.  OneRepublic | I Lived
5.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
6.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
7.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
8.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
9.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
10.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t
11.  Hilary Duff | All About You
12.  One Direction | You & I

The Bubble:

13.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold
14.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
15.  Haley Reinhart | Show Me Your Moves
16.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care
17.  Maroon 5 | Animals
18.  Colbie Caillat | Try
19.  Lana Del Rey | Ultraviolence
20.  Little Mix | Salute

The Countdown Mobile Top 12:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  David Archuleta | Glorious
3.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
4.  OneRepublic | I Lived
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
7.  Fifth Harmony | Bo$$
8.  One Direction | You & I
9.  Hilary Duff | All About You
10.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
11.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
12.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care

Recap:

Not many changes in either tally to speak of!

This is the final leaderboard update for this cycle!  Cycle 35 ends tomorrow at noon ET, the final overall Top 12 and Bubble is official at 12:15 pm ET tomorrow and the 34th cycle begins tomorrow at 2 pm ET!  Keep those votes coming as we enter the stretch run!  Remember, you can vote in both tallies! 

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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By Luanne Lim

Shortly after the re-release of their debut album, I put lead vocalist and songwriter, Zach Porter in the virtual hot seat. Read what he had to say about the band name, the songs on the album and any future plans…

Luanne Lim: What is the story behind the band’s name?
Zach Porter: It’s not really supposed to mean anything in particular and was just the result of trying to come up with a band name. To me I guess I just think there’s a consequence, no matter how small or large, for most things you do. Sometimes the connotation is good, sometimes bad. Either way, I’m just pulling this answer out of my ass haha.

LL: Who are some of your musical influences?
ZP: I try to listen to lots of stuff. A lot of soul, country, and 60s and 70s rock stuff.

LL: Is there a specific theme running through your self-titled debut album? If so, what is it?
ZP: There’s no specific theme but I did take the narrative very seriously and made sure that the perspective stayed true throughout (apart from “Main Girl”). I like the idea of an album and for me to make something that felt like an album, I didn’t want a love song followed by a break up song. In some contexts, that works. But most of the time when I’m listening to an album and I hear ten songs with ten different perspectives, I’m not inspired to listen the whole way through. I get the need to of many artists to just pack an album full of potential singles but if I had to sing songs from ten different perspectives every night on stage I’d get tired and uninspired pretty quickly.

LL: There appears to be several metaphors and hidden meanings behind the songs on the album. Did you purposely write each track to be read into and interpreted in a certain way or is it open to interpretation by each individual listener?
ZP: It’s definitely whatever you want it to be. All those poetic devices make me feel a certain way and I never really had intent further than that.

LL: For this debut album, I’ve read you’ve worked with producer Jason Lehning. Are there any other artists or producers you would like to collaborate or write with for future albums? Who would they be?
ZP: I haven’t really thought about it. This next record I’m doing totally differently and I want it to have all the songs done in some form before I go into work with someone. I hope they mutate once I’m in a recording situation, but right now I’m focused on writing and won’t fully know what the production needs to be until it’s done. I think our next record will put a big emphasis on the performance of the music but how exactly we go about that, I’m not sure.

LL: What is your favorite song off of the album?
ZP: Live, “Everyday.” Recording, “Fever.”

LL: What is your favorite lyric that you’ve written?
ZP: I don’t think I can answer that.

LL: The band has played a few shows, went on a couple of tours within the past year. Are there any more tours in the works?
ZP: Yes. Stay tuned for later this fall.

LL: The album has been recently re-released through Washington Square after a year of originally being self-released. Can fans hope for a brand new album somewhere in the near future?
ZP: Yes. I can’t give a date, but it’s being worked on.

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The Countdown Web Top 12 and Bubble:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  David Archuleta | Glorious
3.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
4.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
5.  OneRepublic | I Lived
6.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
7.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
8.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
9.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
10.  Maroon 5 | Animals
11.  Hilary Duff | All About You
12.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t

The Bubble:

13.  One Direction | You & I
14.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold
15.  Haley Reinhart | Show Me Your Moves
16.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
17.  Lana Del Rey | Ultraviolence
18.  Little Mix | Salute
19.  Colbie Caillat | Try
20.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care

The Countdown Mobile Top 12:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
3.  David Archuleta | Glorious
4.  OneRepublic | I Lived
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
7.  One Direction | You & I
8.  Hilary Duff | All About You
9.  Fifth Harmony | Bo$$
10.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
11.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
12.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care

Recap:


In the web tally:  Taylor Swift opens in the no. 1 spot, starting where she ended last cycle; David Archuleta does the same at no. 2 with “Glorious”!  Scotty McCreery opens this cycle at no. 3 while Meghan Trainor opens a spot lower at no. 4, OneRepublic and Echosmith round out the Top 6!

Nick Jonas opens where he ended as well, at no. 7, same goes for Fifth Harmony at no. 8, 5 Seconds of Summer has “Amnesia” at no. 9, Maroon 5 opens much lower though at no. 10 and Hilary Duff and Ed Sheeran open steady at no. 11 and no. 12 respectively!

One Direction is your new leader of The Bubble, Christina Perri opens at no. 14, Haley Reinhart at 15 and the triple threat trio of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj close out the Top 16!

In The Mobile Tally:  The opening tally remains the same remarkably from the final leaderboard update from last Thursday except that One Direction is now on the outside looking in at no. 7, sending Hilary Duff and Fifth Harmony both a spot lower than last week!

The next leaderboard update is set for Thursday at 7 pm ET!  Keep those votes coming, anything can happen!

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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The Final Top 12:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  David Archuleta | Glorious
3.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
4.  OneRepublic | I Lived
5.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
6.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
7.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
8.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
9.  Maroon 5 | Animals
10.  Hilary Duff | All About You
11.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
12.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t

The Bubble:

13.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold
14.  Colbie Caillat | Try
15.  One Direction | You & I
16.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang

Recap:

"Shake It Off" indeed!  Taylor Swift takes back the no. 1 overall spot for the first time in nearly 3 weeks as she swept both ends late to do so!  David Archuleta debuts and opens at no. 2 overall with "Glorious," marking his return to the Top 3 in nearly 2 months!  He does so with a late rally in both tallies, landing no. 2 in the web tally and keeping close at no. 3 on the mobile tally!

Meghan Trainor had a surprise fade at the end and lands in the no. 3 overall spot, OneRepublic charts their highest finish in 7 years at no. 4 with the uplifting “I Lived”!  Scotty McCreery hung on late and stays in the Top 6 at no. 5 in spite of a very weak mobile tally (no. 11 finish)!  Echosmith remains also in the Top 6, rounding out the Top 6!

Nick Jonas finds himself on the outside looking in as he grabs the no. 7 spot, other notables:  Maroon 5 sinks late and lands at no. 9, Ed Sheeran gets a late late rally at the end and gets the no. 12 spot!  Christina Perri remains your leader of The Bubble!

The next cycle, the 35th begins today at 2 pm ET and the first leaderboards will be issued Monday at 7 pm ET.  NO NEW VIDEOS ENTER THE 35TH CYCLE!

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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The Countdown Web Top 12 and Bubble:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  David Archuleta | Glorious
3.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
4.  OneRepublic | I Lived
5.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
6.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
7.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
8.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
9.  Maroon 5 | Animals
10.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
11.  Hilary Duff | All About You
12.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t

The Bubble:

13.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold
14.  Colbie Caillat | Try
15.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
16.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care
17.  Haley Reinhart | Show Me Your Moves
18.  One Direction | You & I
19.  Lana Del Rey | Ultraviolence
20.  Little Mix | Salute

The Countdown Mobile Top 12:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
3.  David Archuleta | Glorious
4.  OneRepublic | I Lived
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  Hilary Duff | All About You
7.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
8.  One Direction | You & I
9.  Fifth Harmony | Bo$$
10.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
11.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
12.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care

Recap:

Both tallies show some major movement, which is what we will recap here!  Taylor Swift has taken the no. 1 spot in the mobile tally, setting up a showdown as she looks to reclaim the top spot and do so sweeping both ends!  It could be an uphill battle for defending champ Meghan Trainor as she falls to no. 2 in the mobile tally AND now no. 3 in the web tally behind David Archuleta, who surges up 3 spots from the opening leaderboard for the web tally to no.2!  He finds himself also doing quite well in the mobile tally at no. 3 as he stares down a Top-3 finish at least!

OneRepublic falls to no. 4 on both tallies as a result as they look for a Top-6 finish, something they have yet to do since “Apologize” in the early days of The Countdown.  Echosmith falls to no. 5 in the mobile tally, question is will them dropping a spot to no. 6 on the web tally keep them out of the overall Top 6 as they continue to fall slowly?

Scotty McCreery has an interesting cycle so far as he gets back inside the Top 5 at no. 5, but remains out of the Top 10 in the mobile tally, dropping a spot to no. 11!  A big notable is the sudden plunge by Demi Lovato, who falls completely out of the Top 12 in the web tally!  She opened at no. 7 and now finds herself dropped to no. 16!  She has though reemerged into the Top 12 in the mobile tally at no. 12!

This is the final leaderboard update for this cycle!  Cycle 33 ends tomorrow at noon ET, the final overall Top 12 and Bubble is official at 12:15 pm ET tomorrow and the 34th cycle begins tomorrow at 2 pm ET!  Keep those votes coming as we enter the stretch run!  Remember, you can vote in both tallies! 

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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The Countdown Web Top 12 and Bubble:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
3.  Maroon 5 | Animals
4.  David Archuleta | Glorious
5.  OneRepublic | I Lived
6.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
7.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care
8.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
9.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
10.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
11.  Hilary Duff | All About You
12.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia

The Bubble:

13.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t
14.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
15.  One Direction | You & I
16.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold
17.  Colbie Caillat | Try
18.  Haley Reinhart | Show Me Your Moves
19.  Lana Del Rey | Ultraviolence
20.  Little Mix | Salute

The Countdown Mobile Top 12:

1.  Meghan Trainor } All About That Bass
2.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
3.  OneRepublic | I Lived
4.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
5.  David Archuleta | Glorious
6.  Fifth Harmony | Bo$$
7.  Hilary Duff | All About You
8.  One Direction | You & I
9.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
10.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
11.  Maroon 5 | Animals
12.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia

Recap:

4 new videos enter the cycle and they all cause upheaval from top to bottom!  

In the web tally:  Taylor Swift opens with a slight lead at no. 1 over defending champion Meghan Trainor!  Maroon 5 leads all new vids in this tally at no. 3, trailing somewhat behind is David Archuleta, who seeks his first Top 5 finish in 2 months at no. 4!  OneRepublic opens in the no. 5 spot and Nick Jonas rounds out the Top 6.

Demi Lovato is on the outside once again at no. 7, Scotty McCreery tumbles out of the Top 6 at no. 8, Echosmith and Fifth Harmony go 9-10 and Hilary Duff’s new video and 5 Seconds of Summer round out the Top 12!

Ed Sheeran roars back and is your current leader of The Bubble at no. 13!  Jessie J and One Direction go 14-15 and Christina Perri rounds out the Top 16!

In the mobile tally:  Meghan Trainor holds down the fort at no. 1 but is trailed close by Taylor Swift at no. 2!  OneRepublic leads all new vids in this tally at no. 3!  Echosmith checks in at no. 4, David Archuleta at no. 5 and Fifth Harmony fares much better here at no. 6!

The next leaderboard update is set for Thursday at 7 pm ET!  Keep on voting, every single vote counts!

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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The Countdown Web Top 12 and Bubble:

1.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
2.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
3.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
4.  One Direction | You & I
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
7.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care
8.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
9.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
10.  David Archuleta | Don’t Run Away 
11.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t
12.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang

The Bubble:

13.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold
14.  Lucy Hale | Lie a Little Better
15.  Little Mix | Salute
16.  Hilary Duff | Chasing The Sun 

Recap:

It is still about that bass.  A late mobile tally rally from Taylor Swift was too little, too late as Meghan Trainor survives it, retaining the no. 1 overall spot by just over 300 votes!  Scotty McCreery lands in the second runner-up spot for a second week in a row; One Direction finishes with their highest spot in 7 weeks at no. 4 while Echosmith leads all new videos, debuting and finishing at no. 5!  Fifth Harmony roars back into the Top 6 at no. 6, Demi Lovato finishes strong as well at no. 7, Nick Jonas checks in at no. 8, 5 Seconds of Summer at 9, David Archuleta at no. 10 (video gets retired for a new one), Ed Sheeran at no. 11 and Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj at no. 12.

Christina Perri leads The Bubble for a second week in a row while Hilary Duff finishes 16th (her video gets retired for a new one as well!)!

The 34th cycle of The Countdown and Countdown Mobile begins TODAY at 2 pm ET!  The first leaderboards will be issued next Monday at 7 pm ET!  Keep those votes coming as we enter the stretch run!  Remember, you can vote in both tallies! 

We have FOUR, repeat, FOUR new videos coming into the 34th cycle…they are…

New videos:

1.  David Archuleta | Glorious
2.  OneRepublic | I Lived
3.  Hilary Duff | All About You
4.  Maroon 5 | Animals

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

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The Countdown Web Top 12 and Bubble:

1.  Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass
2.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
3.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
4.  One Direction | You & I
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care
7.  Fiffh Harmony | Bo$$
8.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
9.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
10.  David Archuleta | Don’t Run Away 
11.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t
12.  Christina Perri | Burning Gold

The Bubble:

13.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
14.  Little Mix | Salute
15.  Lucy Hale | Lie a Little Better
16.  Hilary Duff | Chasing The Sun 
17.  The Cab | Lock Me Up
18.  The 1975 | Heart Out
19.  Charli xCx | Break The Rules
20.  Colbie Caillat | Try

The Countdown Mobile Top 12:

1.  Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2.  Meghan Trainor } All About That Bass
3.  Nick Jonas | Jealous
4.  Scotty McCreery | Feelin’ It
5.  Echosmith | Cool Kids
6.  Fifth Harmony | Bo$$
7.  One Direction | You & I
8.  Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Bang Bang
9.  5 Seconds of Summer | Amnesia
10.  David Archuleta | Don’t Run Away
11.  Demi Lovato | Really Don’t Care
12.  Ed Sheeran | Don’t

Recap:

Interesting cycle from top to bottom, from tally to tally!  We have a stretch run showdown going as Taylor Swift recaptures the no. 1 spot over Meghan Trainor in the mobile tally; meanwhile the script remains flipped in the web tally!

Overall, both tallies show little change, although in the web tally, Echosmith tumbles down 3 spots, allowing Scotty McCreery and One Direction to go up a spot each to no. 3 and no. 4!  In the mobile tally, Fifth Harmony jumps into the no. 6 spot, sending One Direction down a spot to no. 7.  David Archuleta remains steady on both tallies at no. 10 as there is a possibility of retiring the video in favor of a new one, pending clearance!

This is the final leaderboard update for this cycle!  Cycle 33 ends tomorrow at noon ET, the final overall Top 12 and Bubble is official at 12:15 pm ET tomorrow and the 34th cycle begins tomorrow at 2 pm ET!  Keep those votes coming as we enter the stretch run!  Remember, you can vote in both tallies! 

EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts.  VOTE VOTE VOTE on both the web and mobile tallies, don’t miss either tally, again, EVERY vote counts on BOTH tallies!

The web tally is for your computer AND/OR tablet and you get 100 votes per day here.  The mobile tally is for your smartphone or selected feature phones, you get 50 votes per day here with a 4x multiplier (one vote=four votes)!

And also stay tuned to our Twitter feed for any quick in-cycle tally updates!

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

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