K. Michelle vs. Zendaya — The Boombox Battle
With more than 72 percent of the fan vote, K. Michelle wins her another round of The Boombox Battle -- this time, against Missy Elliott's "Pep Rally." And with this third consecutive victory, she is one more win away from being the next artist to enter The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.
The brash Memphis singer delivers a heartbreaking but uplifting track, “Not a Little Bit.” Knowing she’s not in a healthy relationship, she recognizes that she has to leave. With the gentle piano melody, you can’t help but feel sorry for her. However, as she sings on the first verse, she might be alone but she’s doing okay.
“How’d I believe that this time would be different? / How’d I believe that you changed? / I wanted too much so I said I could take it / But I couldn’t handle the strain,” she sings.
Michelle continues her lament and sings, “It’s gonna take a miracle this time / To make me change my mind / I’m alone and doing fine / So I leave it all behind,” she continues as she builds up the chorus to belt out some notes.
Zendaya is up against Michelle with her fluid 90s-esque tune, "Something New." Zendaya may still have a lot to learn in both music and love, but she doesn't come to this battle alone. Chris Brown lends a verse to the track and turns Zendaya's song about a guy she's crushing on into a full conversation that's set to a sample of TLC's "Creep."
"Don't know your name, but I guess I really don't care / I probably should wait, but I wanna let you go there / I wanna try something new, all night / I wanna try something new, all night / I wanna try something," the Disney starlet-turned-singer delivers on the chorus.
Who will win this week? Will K. Michelle's musical proclamation about singlehood get her inducted into the Hall of Fame? Or will Zendaya's flirty jam take K. Michelle's chances away? Now it's your time to decide. Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., Feb. 23 at 10AM ET.
Listen to K. Michelle’s “Not a Little Bit”
Listen to Zendaya's "Something New" feat. Chris Brown
Rules of The Boombox Battle
Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.