And we had no shortage of late-minute drama. Here is a link to the bracket as it stands; without further ado, here’s who’s left, and to whom we bid adieu:
(1) Keke Palmer vs (1) Bella Hadid
We had some upsets along the way, but it led to the outcome as the seedings foretold: the top versus the top. Keke had her toughest clash yet against Bella Thorne, but Bella 1.0 was no match in the end; the result was 65-35 in favor of Keke. Bella 2.0 had an even tougher time against Emily Ratajkowski, but she squeaked through 53-47.
(1) Rita Ora vs. (5) Jared Leto
He takes a licking, but keeps on ticking. Jared got 65 percent of the vote against Chloe (maybe she was too tired after arm-wrestling Salma Hayek in the Sweet 16), and now he gets another metaphysically tired competitor. Rita Ora’s late surge pushed her past Tove Lo by 60 votes. It was beautiful while it lasted, Lovary, but now it’s Tover.
Voting will occur Thursday and Friday, because this is a big one, and why not.