The fans have spoken. After two weeks of intense matchups and more than 12 million votes, Westlife have come out on top in MTV's Battle of the Boy Bands. The Irish boy band easily defeated the Jonas Brothers in the final round, with more than 70 percent of the final vote. It was a hard-fought finale with both bands' fanbases tirelessly voting in the hopes of giving their band the championship, but in the end, the international firepower of Westlife was too much for JoBros fans to handle.
Westlife may not have been favored to win this competition, but from day one they proved they were fighters and were out to make a statement. They got everyone's attention early on when, amidst accusations of cheating, they fairly beat out [article id="1683988"]fan favorites the Backstreet Boys[/article] in the first round. They had no trouble at all beating out their next two opponents, O-Town and the Beatles, and managed to get past newcomers the Wanted in the Final Four to ultimately take on the Jonas Brothers in the championship.
This win in the Battle of the Boy Bands seems to come at a perfect time for the group because their 14-year career is about to come to an end. Westlife have decided to go their separate ways after the conclusion of their Greatest Hits Tour, which kicks off later this week and wraps up at the end of June in front of a hometown crowd in Dublin, Ireland.
Congratulations to Westlife and to all their extremely loyal fans: You have certainly proved your devotion and didn't let up no matter how tough the competition was. Thanks to all the bands that participated.
From newcomers One Direction, [article id="1683942"]Mindless Behavior[/article] and Big Time Rush to veteran groups [article id="1684259"]Boyz II Men and the Backstreet Boys[/article], it was truly an epic tournament.
But it wouldn't have been possible without all of you, the fans. All of your vigorous voting resulted in some [article id="1684124"]shocking upsets[/article], some heated matchups and some rally-from-behind wins, making this a true battle of the boy bands.
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