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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber go head-to-head for J-14 awards - Examiner.com

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber will square off in two categories at the 2012 J-14 Teen Icon awards, the magazine announced Thursday. The hot pop couple, plus Taylor Swift lead all nominees for the largest number of Iconic nominations. The awards are set for the end of October, and it should be a Halloween to remember, reports Contact Music. This is just the kind of scene teen fans appreciate mostâ€"all their favorites collected, and a chance to vote among them.

Justin Bieber leads the pack with nine nominations, Taylor Swift has eight and Selena Gomez seven. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may even get to share a couple of awardsâ€"the Iconic Couple and Iconic Kiss. Who can top them this year? Certainly not Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, although they are up for an award or two themselves, in movie categories

Then there is the charity category, Iconic Heart, where Justin’s work for Charity Water and Pencils For Promise goes head-to-head against Selena’s efforts for UNICEF and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Even bigger, from a fan perspective, the singers are both named for the Icon of the Year trophy.

Sadly, Selena did not get named for Iconic Singer of the year or for Iconic Song, but Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift will have plenty of competition in both, with Adele, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj for Singer of the Year gold. In the Iconic Song field, expect a hotly-contested effort from Justin Bieber “Boyfriend”, Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”, Demi Lovato “Give Your Heart A Break”, Cher Lloyd “Want U Back”, Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”.

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, together, should come away with an armload of trophies. But since this is a magazine contest, the winners won’t be announced until the December issue.

© Cindy Kroiss 2012

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