Hot chicks in hot tubs are nice and all, but every year, the 2012 Video Music Awards salute musicians who dig a little deeper to create videos with real messages -- like this year's Best Video With A Message nominees! In celebration of their nominations, we've picked our favorite cover of each song. Did your fave YouTuber make our list?
+ Gym Class Heroes feat. Ryan Tedder "The Fighter" covered by 7-year-old JD
+ Kelly Clarkson "Dark Side" covered by Colton Rudloff
+ K'NAAN "Is Anybody Out There? (feat. Nelly Furtado)" covered by Savannah Outen, Jake Coco & Caitlin Hart
+ Lil Wayne "How To Love" covered by fellow nominee Demi Lovato
+ Rise Against "The Ballad of Hollis Brown" covered by Chuck
Vote for your favorite video below, and tune in to the big show Thursday, September 6 at 8//7c LIVE on MTV!
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