White House looks to U.S. to choose Natl. Thanksgiving Turkey

5:53 PM, Nov 26, 2013   |    comments
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) approaches the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey Cobbler as National Turkey Federation Chairman Steve Willardsen (2nd L) and handler Bob Evans (L) hold the turkey during a Rose Garden turkey pardon event November 21, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Cobbler and its companion Gobbler will spend the rest of their lives at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama is set to pardon the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House -- a 24-year-old tradition. 

However, this year, the pardon is a bit different because the American people are being given their say in deciding which turkey will "take the title." 

The birds on the "final chopping block" are named Caramel and Popcorn. Both are male birds who were born on July 8. They hail from a farm near Badger, Minnesota. 

According to NBC News, Caramel is described as a "steady and deliberate bird" and his favorite song is "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga.  And Popcorn is a bird with a "proud strut" who loves Beyonce and eating...popcorn. 

Seemingly, both turkeys bring something different "to the table." But the choice is yours. 

Cast your vote for your favorite turkey on the White House online official ballot. There's even the options of listening to their distinct gobble sounds before making your selection. 

The deadline for voting is 8 p.m. ET Tuesday. 

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