Westlife Win MTV’s Battle Of The Boy Bands!

What a roller coaster MTV’s Battle Of The Boy Bands has been! When we first announced the tourney a mere two weeks ago, we never would have suspected to have shed so many tears (and revisited so much of our buried tumultuous, adolescent emotions). We made it through the shocking *NSYNC/Backstreet Boys eliminations as well as the bittersweet farewell to the likes of One Direction, 5ive and Big Time Rush when we got down to the Final 4. And now that all the ballots are counted, it’s time to crown the supreme boy band.

The winner of MTV’s Battle Of The Boy Bands is: Westlife!

Erin go Braugh, y’all. Everyone’s favorite Irish boy band of the early 2000s beat out the Jonas Brothers to nab the title of the best boy band ever! And it wasn’t even a close fight — Westlife won with more than 70 percent of the final votes! How poignant for them: Westlife are going their separate ways after the conclusion of their Greatest Hits Tour, which kicks off later this week and wraps up at the end of June in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland.

Congrats to both Westlife and they’re insanely committed and dedicated fans. Bragging rights forevskis.