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Taylor Swift Leads Country Into This Weekend's Teen Choice Awards

7/20/2012

Taylor Swift will be at this weekend's Teen Choice Awards. The singer-songwriter is the top country nominee heading into event with bids in five categories. She's in the running for Choice Female Artist and Choice Female Country Artist, while her "Hunger Games" song "Eyes Open" is up for Choice Single by a Female Artist and her hit "Sparks Fly" is in a contender for Choice Country Song. She could also win Choice Movie Voice for her work on the animated film "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax."

Other country nominees include Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and the Eli Young Band, who each have three chances to win. Jason Aldean, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Hunter Hayes have two nominations each, while Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, and Julianne Hough are also among the hopefuls. The Teen Choice Awards reflect the pop culture favorites among 13 to 19 year olds, with categories in movies, TV, music, sports, books, and games. Voting is still open at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Balloting ends Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. "Teen Choice 2012" will air live on Fox Sunday night.

Choice Movie Voice
Zac Efron as Ted, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, "Ted"
Jesse McCartney as Theodore, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked"
Chris Rock as Marty, "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
Taylor Swift as Audrey, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"

Choice Movie Breakout
Sam Claflin, "Snow White & The Huntsman"
Julianne Hough, "Rock of Ages"
Joe Manganiello, "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
Noomi Rapace, "Prometheus"
Rihanna, "Battleship"

Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
"American Idol"
"America's Next Top Model"
"Survivor: One World"
"The Voice"
"The X Factor"

Choice TV: Male Reality Star
Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, "Jersey Shore" and "The Pauly D Project"
Rob Dyrdek, "Fantasy Factory" and "Ridiculousness"
William Levy, "Dancing With The Stars"
Scotty McCreery, "American Idol"
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, "Jersey Shore"

Choice TV: Female Reality Star
Lauren Alaina, "American Idol"
Melanie Amaro, "The X Factor"
The Kardashians, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"
Tia & Tamera Mowry, "Tia & Tamera"
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, "Jersey Shore"

Choice Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Bruno Mars
Pitbull
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Artist
Adele
Jennifer Lopez
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
Selena Gomez & The Scene
Gym Class Heroes
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
The Wanted

Choice Music: Breakout Group
Eli Young Band
fun.
Karmin
One Direction
The Wanted

Choice Single by a Female Artist
"Set Fire to the Rain," Adele
"Stronger," Kelly Clarkson
"Dance Again," Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
"Part of Me," Katy Perry
"Eyes Open," Taylor Swift

Choice Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Scotty McCreery
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist
Lauren Alaina
Miranda Lambert
Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Choice Country Song
"Tattoos on This Town," Jason Aldean
"Crazy Girl," Eli Young Band
"Storm Warning," Hunter Hayes
"God Gave Me You," Blake Shelton
"Sparks Fly," Taylor Swift

Choice Country Group
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Thompson Square

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