Championship! The final round in The Beat's "Sweetest 16 Band Name Bracket" is here, and pits perhaps an unlikely pair for all the marbles (there are no actual marbles).

Championship! The final round in The Beat's "Sweetest 16 Band Name Bracket" is here, and pits perhaps an unlikely pair for all the marbles (there are no actual marbles).

Following Lt. Dan's New Legs' triumph over Five Finger Death Punch (70-30), the local band will match up against The Tragically Hip, the Canadian outlier that was the last band to make it into the bracket. Cinderella story/ies indeed.

See the bracket image on this page for full results.

Tournament

For those new to the tournament, voting is ostensibly on band name only, not on for their music – but we really can't stop you from using whatever criteria you like, can we?

And we realize the list was far from comprehensive. The 16-band bracket was compiled with the help of our Critic Cronies and the ThisWeek Community Newspapers newsroom, but in the end, The Beat is responsible. Feel free to use the comment feature here or "Like" The Beat on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TWTheBeat to provide additional feedback.

Championship Round voting will be held through Monday, April 2. We will post the winner Tuesday, April 3, the day after the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game.

Let's take a look at the matchup.

Lt. Dan's New Legs has sprinted all the way to the Championship Round, knocking off Fine Young Cannibals, Gymn Class Heroes and Five Finger Death Punch along the way. Taking its name from the 1994 Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump, LDNL's is a great party-and-dance band whose set includes covers of modern and classic hip-hop and R&B tunes, with a smattering of original material like Dats Wat It Is. The sextet's reach has extended beyond central Ohio and indeed beyond the state's borders, but still calls Columbus home.

Leaked reports from The Beat's selection committee confirm that The Tragically Hip was the last band to qualify for the field of 16, making their run – including wins over The String Cheese Incident, Toad the Wet sprocket and Squirrel Nut Zippers - even more impressive (perhaps a name change to Magically Hip is in order…). Known in Canada, where the band dominated the mainstream rock scene during the 90s and into the 00s, as simply The Hip, the band is sort of the musical version of other such cultural anomalies like poutine and curling. But make no mistake, this is catchy and powerful rock n' roll of the highest order.