UPDATE!! Elite Eight voting has begun!
Please VOTE VOTE VOTE for Johnny and Tara!
And please share the voting link everywhere: http://bit.ly/TandJ_Elite8
Yay we did it!! After some tense moments last week, during which Rebecca Lowe voters managed to considerably narrow the gap between the soccer commentator and her figure-skating counterparts at NBC Sports, Johnny and Tara fans rallied Thursday night to build a comfortable lead that kept growing until polling closed last night.
Final vote totals for this round (big numbers largely thanks to international fans!):
The sheer number of votes for Johnny and Tara continued to baffle one commenter, but were no surprise to poll co-creator and moderator Michael Shamburger (see last two comments below):
Next up: the Glitter Twins face off against hugely popular ESPN SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt in the Elite Eight round. With more than 800K Twitter followers, Van Pelt will be their—and our—toughest challenge yet…
Voting is expected to start today, so please keep an eye out here and on Twitter for the bat signal / new voting link!