We are down to the Elite Eight in our Britney Spears Tournament: 30 Videos for 30 Years. The competition has already had some shocking eliminations in the second round, including the iconic ” … Baby One More Time” and “Oops! I Did It Again” videos.
Round three is open for voting, and there will no doubt be some surprising eliminations leading us to the Final Four, which will be announced Wednesday. The matchups are tight in round three, with “Me Against the Music” holding a slight edge over “Hold It Against Me,” with 51 percent of the votes. “Till the World Ends” is starting to take a more commanding lead with 55 percent of the votes over “Lucky,” which barely made it through to the second round with a late win against “Everytime.”
“Criminal” and “Stronger” are neck-and-neck in the competition, with “Criminal” having less than a 1 percent lead. Could Britney herself have given “Criminal” a helping hand during this competition? The pop star, who stars with boyfriend Jason Trawick in the steamy clip, recently tweeted, “Which video do you think is gonna win it all on @MTV’s bracket? I know which one Jason is rooting for!!”
Looking to be the most intense matchup of the competition is “Toxic” vs. “Slave 4 U.” “Slave” currently has the lead with 52 percent of the votes over “Toxic.” Both are huge videos for the pop star, but for Celebuzz’s Amber James, “Slave” just might take the title as the Best Britney Video of All Time.
“I love ’Slave 4 U,’ ” James told MTV News. “That’s when she started to push her image. Then she did the [2001 Video Music Awards] performance with the snake, and I think people associate those two things. It was a sexy video, there is no denying that.”
Round three is open for voting until Wednesday at 7 a.m. The Final Four will be announced and open for voting soon after.