Joy Is Running Away with the Fan Poll So Far — Who Are You Rooting For?

Help your favorite Food Network Star finalists top the fan poll by voting for them online daily.

Contestants Jernard Wells, Joy Thompson and Rob Burmeister during evaluations for the Star Challenge, Room Service, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 12.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Eddy Chen, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

By now you've seen the Food Network Star fan vote, right? You know that by supporting your favorite finalists you can help them top the polls? Good, because right now it seems like you all have strong — strongly positive — feelings for one hopeful in particular. Joy Thompson, a restaurateur and mom of five from North Carolina, is currently enjoying a nearly triple lead over the next-closest finalist. To date, Joy's garnered a whopping 44 percent of your votes, while baker Erin Campbell is coming in second place with 15 percent of the votes and Martita Jara, the winner of Comeback Kitchen, is trailing Erin closely with 13 percent.

We want to know: Do you agree with these standings? Are your favorite competitors topping the poll? You can help these ladies keep their places by continuing to vote for them daily, or you can try to boost the rankings of the other finalists. Keep coming back and casting your vote right here.

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