A reminder: the Top 4 songs were: "Brave," "Roar," "Run the World (Girls)" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)."
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I said last week that with so few songs left, it's getting harder to see any be eliminated. That feeling was only heightened this week.
The song in fourth place is...Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)."
To give you some stats on how this song fared throughout its run in the competition, "Stronger" started off very strong (pardon the pun!) in the first voting round by ending up in second place with 29.5%, and it stayed in second for the next round. But then as other songs started to gain strength, "Stronger" slipped to a third place tie at 12.2%. It garnered a higher percentage of votes, with 16%, during Top 5 Week, but stayed in third place. But this past week, another song gained some strength, enough to make "Stronger" drop to fourth (and, as a result, last) place.
I'll be honest, even though fourth place is a great position considering there were 41 songs to start with, I'm disappointed that "Stronger" has been eliminated. (I'm a huge Kelly Clarkson fan, so I'm definitely biased.) After seeing the strong second place showings in the first two rounds, I was expecting and hoping it would make it to the finals and be the runner-up at the very least--or even third place. But as the weeks went on, it started losing support and these past couple weeks I was starting to see the writing on the wall.
If you were supporting "Stronger," I hope you'll take a look at the three remaining songs ("Brave," "Roar" and "Run the World (Girls)") and choose another one to support when voting opens again.
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But before we wrap up this second elimination from the Top 5, here are some of the comments you sent in for why you wanted "Stronger" as the campaign song:
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger is relatable to everyone, especially women and Hillary exemplifies Pure Strength in the face of vicious attacks from all sides, from every angle, at any opportunity simply for daring to challenge the status quo!"
"Given the years Hillary has fought for so many things and has been strong enough to withstand the GOP basing...always survived what was thrown at her...this music is inspirational even without the lyric!...It's also a song that many communities will embrace."
"'Stronger' sums up Hillary's life as a fighter."
[Referring to Hillary] "You're only going to get stronger and so is our country with you in charge."
In conjunction with the Top 4 voting, you also had the chance to enter a giveaway to win a set of Hillary/Beyonce 2016 stickers. As of this writing, I have randomly picked a winner and have notified that person. If you didn't win, don't worry--there will be a brand-new prize during Top 3 voting.
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