Hey everyone. We want to thank you for voting (and continuing to vote!) in our 8 Greatest Women In Pop poll that has been running all week long. Now, we’ve seen the chatter on Twitter this afternoon about the controversy surrounding the Final Four showdown between Lady Gaga and Britney Spears and we wanted to address the issue head-on.
When the voting for the 2nd round of this tournament closed at 11 a.m. ET today, Lady Gaga had narrowly defeated Britney Spears to earn a place in the finals against Mariah Carey; the final vote tally showed Gaga with 51% (10,746 votes, to be exact!) to Britney’s 49% (10,361 votes). However, after the voting period had closed, someone wrote a piece of script that altered the results of our contest to tip the scales in Britney’s favor; essentially, this nefarious piece of code automatically and illegally voted for Britney enough times to put her on top of Gaga after the round of voting had closed. We noticed that this was happening thanks to the eagle eyes of you, our Twitter fanbase, so thank you for alerting us to the issue.
Now, we want to make sure you know that we have NO vested interest in who wins this contest. This is purely a thing we did so that you, the fans, could have a voice in who you think is the Greatest Woman In Pop right now. We just ask that you guys play by the rules, that’s all!
We wish the best of luck to both Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey, as well as their respective fan bases, in their race to be named the Greatest Woman In Pop by you, our totally awesome viewers and readers.