Thirty Seconds to Mars‘ 20-years-in-the-making Echelon may be the fan army with the biggest heart (and the most voters). The philanthropic fanbase took down three divas and a fellow rock band leading up to the semifinals of Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off.
In round 1, the fandom whose name comes from the band’s 2002 single “Echelon” — a term defined as a military formation or rank — took down Mariah Carey’s Lambs. The match came “Closer to the Edge” for the fans, with the Echelon winning by just 79 votes. The fans stepped up their game in their only rock vs. rock battle against Twenty One Pilots’ fan army, winning by more than 4,000 votes.
Selena Gomez’s Selenators, unfortunately, can’t be revived from their loss against the Echelon in round 3, as those same 4,000 voters stuck around to keep the Echelon on top. In round 4, the Echelon beat out #KatyCats, fans of the most-followed person on Twitter, Katy Perry, with a whopping 27,128 votes.
Thirty Seconds to Mars fans are now facing Ariana Grande’s Arianators in the semifinal round of Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off. The round is off to a rough start for the Echelong, which is trailing behind the Grande army (for now), although the fanbase overall has had more support in comparison. In the current round for fan army supremacy, Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Echelon is ready to prove itself.
There are seven days left in the current round of Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off — vote for your fave now!