Ariana Grande And Austin Mahone Are In An EMA Dead-Heat Smackdown For Artist On The Rise!

Ariana Grande and Austin Mahone are in a dead-heat battle to win the Artist On The Rise EMA!

Who’s gonna win the Artist On The Rise EMA??

Y’know, it’s times like these that we wish MTV’s “Celebrity Deathmatch” was still on the air. (For those of you who’ve never seen it, it’s a whole lot of “feuding” celebrities fighting to the death… in claymation.)

I mean, it’s not like we want to see any actual blood spilled (because for one thing, we get queasy, and for another, #ew), but we ARE kind of reeling from the intense voting battle that’s going down between EMA Artist On The Rise nominees Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande!

Both the “Right There” and “Banga Banga” singers are officially NECK AND NECK, in a dead-heat smackdown, or whatever other boxing/wrestling/NWA reference you want to make, for the big prize.

Find out how to vote for the EMA Artist On The Rise award after the jump.

But hey, you know what they say: It’s not over till the stroopwafel basket’s empty. (Erm, maybe that’s not what they say. What? We are tr-yyying to sound European!)

Translation: You can still cast your vote for who will win the EMA Artist on the Rise award! And, as a reminder, the entire nominations roster includes Austin Mahone, Cher Lloyd, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Bridgit Mendler, and Cody Simpson.

To vote, simply use one of the following hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, or Vine: #votelorde, #votearianagrande, #voteaustinmahone, #votecherlloyd, #votecodysimpson, or #votebridgitmendler. Once you’ve voted, keep tabs on the competition at ArtistOnTheRise.MTV.com!

Voting for Artist On The Rise is open until the winner is announced during the U.S. broadcast of the EMA show, kicking off this Sunday evening. Remember to vote, and tune in to the 2013 MTV EMA, held at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, this Sunday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. ET!

+ Watch the 2013 MTV EMA promo video featuring Miley Cyrus and LMFAO’s Red Foo.

Photo credit: @MileyCyrus