“In Green Day, we have everything we could possibly want in a champion. After an ugly opening-round loss in last year's MMM tournament, the pop-punk veterans committed themselves to redemption, and tipped off the 2011 competition by blasting Adam Lambert in round one. Focused, Green Day then took out their frustrations on fellow heavyweights U2 and Blink-182, before surviving scares from Panic! at the Disco in the Elite Eight and Disturbed in the Final Four. And now, having bested Paramore, they stand atop the MMM mountain ... battle tested, redeemed and, ultimately, triumphant," MTV reported.
It also congratulates various artistes including Paramore, who were defeated by Green Day in the final stage. “So congratulations to Billie Joe, Tre and Mike, who join last year's champs, Coheed and Cambria, in the annals of Musical March Madness history. Your trophy is being engraved as you read this. And congrats are also in order for Paramore, who showed grit and determination on their road to the championship game — besting foes like My Chemical Romance, Tokio Hotel and Linkin Park — but just didn't have enough left in the tank to take the title."
There was tension. The MTV's 2011 Musical March Madness tournament had Green Day and Paramore fighting for the title. But at the end of the day, it was Green Day that emerged triumphant. Over 120,000 people voted and Green day beat Paramore by about 2,500 votes.