With just four days to go before the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, fans of teenage singing sensation Austin Mahone are working hard to have the teen leave the show in Amsterdam on Nov. 10th a virtual winner.
Following the announcement in October that Mahone was nominated in the category of best “Artist on the Rise" following the recent success of his singles “What About Love“ and “Say Somethin," the 17-year-old singer’s fans, better known as “Mahonies,” have been flooding social media in hopes of securing the teen an EMA victory.
As of Wednesday morning, the hashtag #voteaustinmahone was number seven on the nationwide trending charts as a result of his fans efforts to help him win the social media-based competition. While the singer didn’t make the trending chart in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, his fans efforts were visible on El Paso and the Dallas-Ft. Worth area pages.
While Mahone was winning the fan-powered award with 2,440,681 million votes as of Wednesday morning, some Mahonies shared shocking confessions due to the singer's close race between fellow young-adult star, “Baby I" singer Ariana Grande, who is nominated for the same award and was following close behind with 2,439,516 votes.
“aUSTIN BETTER NOT LOSE THIS OR ELSE IM BURNING MY SCHOOL DOWN BC SCHOOL RUINS EVERYTHING,” tweeted one Mahone Twitter fan page Wednesday. Other fans have also left tweets questioning whether to leave school/work in order to spend more time voting for the singer. “I'm honestly so freaking tired that i am about to tell my teacher that i am sick so i an go home #voteaustinmahone [sic]” tweeted user Sara Mahone Wednesday.
The singing stars are also competing against Cher Lloyd of “X Factor” fame, “Pretty Brown Eyes" singer Cody Simpson, Bridgit Mendler of the single “Hurricane" and recent chart topper, 16-year-old “Royals” singing sensation, Lorde for the "Artist on the Rise" award.
Mahone’s fans efforts come just two weeks after the singer suffered from a blood clot in his throat following a lack of rest due to his jam-packed performance schedule. In an interview with People magazine Monday, Mahone spoke out about his recent health scare and reassured fans that he is now on the mend. “I feel a lot better,” said the teen, adding, “I’m still trying to get to 100 percent but I’m taking it one step at a time.”
While currently resting, Mahone is scheduled to make his first performance post-illness at the KISS-FM Jingle Ball concert in Dallas on Dec. 2nd. Prior to his appearance, Mahone will release his latest single “Banga! Banga!” on Nov. 10th.