Miley Cyrus has been short-listed for Time magazine's Person of the Year award alongside Pope Francis and Barack Obama.

The staff of Time magazine will have the final say on who takes the title but readers were invited to vote on who they thought most influenced this year's news, for good or for bad.

Cyrus took to Twitter to ask fans to back her in the race to become the Person of the Year but will the editorial team at Time choose her over the other candidates?

The full short-list:

Bashar Assad, President of Syria

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

Ted Cruz, Texas Senator

Miley Cyrus, Singer

Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church

Barack Obama, President of the United States

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Leaker

Edith Windsor, Gay rights activist