Mindless Behavior Outsmart Usher for Pop-Off Victory

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Following up a Pop-Off powerhouse like three-time winners Girls' Generation would be a hard task for anyone—like being the guy who replaced Brett Favre as quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Actually, Aaron Rogers ended up doing a pretty good job at that, but even he had a kinda up-and-down first year, and Usher and Mindless Behavior both had performances that were on the rocky side last week in tryouts for the role of PO1. But with over 250,000 votes cast, we do have ourselves a winner—Mindless Behavior's "Hello," which surged late to take the victory from Usher's "Climax," scoring 54.5% of the total vote.

Congrats to Princeton, Prodigy, Ray Ray and Roc Royal for their first-week victory. Be sure to check back to the Pop-Off later today to continue to vote the Cali quartet on in its second week of competition—unless you prefer the sweet sounds of British boy group The Wanted, anyway. The cross-Atlantic battle begins this afternoon, but in the meantime, take another listen to this week's champ: