(1) RITA ORA vs. (4) JESSIE J
Both of these women have faced the question, “But who the hell IS she?” Both are musicians who became popular in the UK, and both have struggled to catch on in the U.S.(although I will never forget the time MTV hired Jessie J to sing them in and out of commercials at the VMAs, but then she broke her foot and had to do it from a throne. It was kind of amazing). And both have dabbled in various aspects of U.S. pop culture that you might not have expected: One dated a Kardashian and then got the hell out of that game as fast as she could; the other co-wrote Miley Cyrus’s “Party In The U.S.A.” Which I almost typed as “Panty in the U.S.A.,” which brings us back on topic to the matchup.
I apologize for the length, but there are SO MANY GEMS, and it truly impressed me how evenly matched they are. Please peruse their various crimes against themselves [Archives: Rita Ora, Jessie J] and then let us know the answer to the eternal question: