It’s MTV’s second annual Musical March Madness! MTV News took the 64 biggest names in rock, split them up into four regions, assigned them seeds and puts them up against one another in a single-elimination series of match-ups in a winner-take-all contest. We’re leaving it to you to decide an actual champ in this field of 64, so over the next few weeks, fan voting will determine who will emerge as this year’s champion. It’s all about the fans, and the artist with the most passionate fan base will score the awesome Musical March Madness trophy!
Sweet 16 voting has already been fast and furious, as fans get in their votes early to build leads for their favorite bands in this smaller voting window. The round continues with another key match-up in the South regional semi-finals. Like most of the remaining field, either one of the teams below could make a push to the top of the heap.
Voting for all Sweet 16 match-ups will close on Tuesday, March 29 at midnight. As always, you can follow all the voting here.
(2) Muse vs. (14) Tokio Hotel
Muse squeaked by Cobra Starship in the first round and then made quick work of Weezer in the second, which now puts them in the unenviable position of taking on Tokio Hotel. Last year’s big Cinderella team certainly seems to be wearing the glass slipper again, as they have bested Mumford & Sons and Adele despite their lower ranking. Will they continue their push toward the championship, or will Muse fans continue to galvanize and help their favorite band stand tall? Vote and find out!
Check out Dick Bagwell and Vincent Twice previewing the Sweet 16!
Check out the Musical March Madness bracket and be take a look at the hoops-centric photos of some of the tournament’s biggest bands.