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About to Pop: Carly Rae Jepsen, Ciara + More Singles

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The Ready Set have taken our latest About to Pop poll by storm (no Hurricane Sandy puns intended)! Jordan Witzigreuter and his backing band won last week’s poll with a whopping 65% of the votes, beating out competitors like Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys. This means their single ‘Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)’ will receive 20+ spins on PopCrush’s radio show this weekend! Check out a list of stations where you can tune in by clicking here.

Wondering what’s in store for this week? Carly Rae Jepsen is in the running with her synthy single ‘This Kiss,’ an upbeat, dancey, sugary sweet piece of electro-pop ear candy. In order to win, though, Carly Rae Jepsen will have to beat out Ciara, who is bringing it back to the ’90s with her sassy schoolgirl raps on the club-ready, R&B-infused dance floor jam ‘Got Me Good.’

But even CRJ and Cici aren’t safe from the monster tunes they’re up against.

Superstar Nicki Minaj is also nominated with ‘Va Va Voom,’ on which the Young Money artist exhibits her singing chops more than her rap skills. It’s a more mellow, midtempo beat for the electro-loving Harajuku Barbie, but she still brings the heat with mile-a-minute verses and a catchy-as-hell hook. Then there’s our favorite anti-diva Kelly Clarkson, whose uptempo, building single ‘Catch My Breath’ is a dreamy, powerful, ’80s-esque tune that displays Clarkson’s awesome songwriting and even more amazing vocals.

Finally, we’ve got Pitbull, and Mr. 305 never disappoints in the party department. He’s nominated for ‘Don’t Stop the Party,’ a blood-pumping Latino-Eurodance fusion track from the rapper, where he gets us roused and ready to go with big horns, hip-swinging piano, and a chant-along bilingual chorus.

So, who has won you over this week? Perk up your ears and listen to all the nominated songs in this week’s About to Pop, then cast your vote for your favorite once per hour! The poll will remain open until 3PM EST on Monday, Nov. 5.

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Watch the Carly Rae Jepsen ‘This Kiss’ Video

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Listen to Kelly Clarkson, ‘Catch My Breath’

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Watch the Pitbull ‘Don’t Stop the Party’ Video Feat. TJR

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