It was close enough that were this ten years ago, we'd be forced to make a lot of jokes about the state of Florida and hanging chads. But in the end, it was 14-year-old Australian pop star Cody Simpson who emerged victorious from the first-ever Popdust Pop-Off, with his ballad "Not Just You." Over 80,000 votes were cast in the race, with Cody beating UK boy band The Wanted by just under 700 votes. Still, margin of victory aside, a win is a win, and it is Simpson who will be moving on in the Pop-Off to compete against a new challenger: Canadian pop princess Avril Lavigne's latest single "Wish You Were Here."

Until then, however, read through some of the most fervent comments left by Simpsonizers about why their boy was getting their vote, and also check out a few YouTubes of Cody's, including the Pop-Off-winning "Not Just You." And again, congrats to young Cody on his down-to-the-wire victory.

Rizkanfw_99: Cody the best!!!!!!!!! i love hiiiiiim sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Cody is the most perfectly boy <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 LOVE HIM!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Grace Cummins5: why you should vote for cody

1 he is better than the wanted( they wanted to be be better than him, but that isnt gonna happen)

2 Australians are cooler than the English

3 he is hotter than all of them combined

4 he has some sweet dance moves

5 he deserves it more

143 cody

your angels

Cj_harvey: since I'm an ultimate simpsonizer, I gotta go with Not Just You :) love both songs, but Cody is like my hero! hope he wins!