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Ariana Grande vs. Carly Rae Jepsen – Pop Clash

Ariana Grande Carly Rae Jepsen
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Cody Simpson fans put up a tough fight, but Ariana Grande ultimately overcame the Aussie’s sweet new single ‘Pretty Brown Eyes’ with her Mac Miller-featured track ‘The Way.’ That means Grande will go on to face another competitor, so congrats to the singer and all of her fans that voted!

This week, we’re pitting Ariana Grande’s ‘The Way’ against Carly Rae Jepsen’s brand-new remix of ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You,’ featuring a verse from Nicki Minaj. So it’s kind of like pop diva versus pop diva, and guest rapper versus guest rapper!

On ‘The Way,’ which reminds us of vintage Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande shows that she can do much more than act as she beautifully sings, “I got a bad boy, I must admit it / You got my heart, don’t know how you did it / And I don’t care who sees it babe / I don’t want to hide the way I feel when you’re next to me.” The bubbly, breezy pop beat has a bit of R&B and hip-hop funk, and Grande’s vocals are really, truly impressive as she easily transitions between deeper, sultrier notes and much higher registers.

Conversely, Carly Rae Jepsen is falling out of love on her uptempo, club-ready breakup anthem ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You,’ which just received a Nicki Minaj tune-up on the official remix. As Jepsen belts, “No more crying / To get me through / I’ll keep dancing till the morning with somebody new / Tonight I’m getting over you,” over the pulsing, electro-based rhythm, you can’t help but want to sing along. Later on, Minaj adds in some sassy, hip-hop flair over a dubstep breakdown, rapping, “I’m number one, I’m a son of a gun / The runner-up is what they call ya.”

So, which track do you like best this week? Ariana Grande’s ‘The Way,’ or Carly Rae Jepsen’s remix of ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You’? Vote below once per hour! The poll is set to close on Monday, May 13, at 3PM EST. Happy listening!

Next: Vote Ariana Grande for PopCrush's Prom Queen of 2013!

Watch the Ariana Grande ‘The Way’ Video Feat. Mac Miller

Listen to Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You’ (Remix) Feat. Nicki Minaj

Rules of Pop Clash: The artist and song with the most votes wins, and the winner goes on to face a different challenger the following week. If an artist wins four weeks in a row, they will be retired into the Pop Clash Hall of Fame in order to give others a chance to compete.

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