Tournament of TV Fanatic Semifinals: Ian Somerhalder vs. Leighton Meester

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Welcome back, readers, to the 1st annual Tournament of TV Fanatic. It's time for the semifinals!

We're asking fans to choose their top CW stars and are conducting surveys among favorites from across the network. The concept is easy: Pick your preferred actor/actress from the pairs in each poll. That's all it takes!

Today, the next round begins with Ian Somerhalder against Leighton Meester!

In the quarterfinals, Ian (our #1 CW seed), Leighton (#4), Paul Wesley (#6) and Jensen Ackles advanced to the final four.

More than 45,000 votes were cast last round. Let's top that here in the semifinals! So which star do you love most, TVD's Ian or Gossip Girl's Leighton? VOTE:

And the Winner is?

It's semifinal time! Vote now between Ian Somerhalder and Leighton Meester. Which of these CW stars do you like better? View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Ian Somerhalder
65.0%

Leighton Meester
35.0%

Total Votes: 8243

On tap later this week: Paul vs. Jensen!

REMINDER: If your favorite didn't make the cut, there will also be a wild card round, on top of CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and miscellaneous (HBO, USA, etc.) brackets! The winners will then compete for the overall tournament title!

Here's the updated CW bracket:

Tournament Semifinals

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    I love Leighton but don't love Gossip Girl.. it bores me and after season 1, it just went down hill however I love Ian and I love TVD aswell - it just gets better and better!
    SO IAN TO WIN!

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    Ian is flawless!! A very beautiful person inside and out. I don;t know Leighton Meester. I only know Blair and for sure she can't compare to Ian.

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    LEIGHTON MEESTER!!! LEIGHTON MEESTER FTW!!!

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    CORRECTION:
    LEIGHTON. But of course STUPID girls that are in love with Ian are gonna vote or him. LAME...

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    LEIGHTON. But of coure STUPID girls that ar in love with Ian are gonna vote or him. LAME...

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    As my as I love Ian, I love Leighton more! Hope she can make the finals.

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    Watched GG till season 2 then turned into a complete trein wreck! Still love TVD more than anything! Ian is just terrific and ....i'll go with him!Actually it was never a question!

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    I love them both, but i'm going to vote for Ian because he's more talented then Leighton, but she's an amazing actor aswell.

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    Leighton all the way!!!!! She's most talented TV actress...my role model... LeiMe Forever

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    Leighton for sure! Even though Ian's probably going to win, due to his sexy self. Hahaha, Leighton's beautiful too!