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And the Brit award goes to...the Brits!
The Brits in general
Member Name: sajjadali2008
The Brits in general
Advantages: Lots of categories, top performances
Disadvantages: Panel vote so rock bands win, not pop muci
The Brit awards are well regarded as the most credible awards show for music in Britain. I'm so glad that they dont just honour music from the UK but also international but i still think they should have categories just Best Male Solo Artist instead of Best British Male and Best International Male for example. The Brits have given Robbie Williams literally tens of awards, Girls Aloud none but four nominations,Will Young two and Leona Lewis none. They will probably give Coldplay a couple more to top them even more next Feburary i persume.
When the most recent nominations where announced i was very pleased to see that i think they are much more spread out this year pop/rock/alternative wise. After the last couple of years showing too much love to rock music i was quite offended. Many say those who attend the Brits school tend to win, Adele? Winehouse? Artic Monkeys? Kate Nash...i see! but i would call it a mere coinicdence rather than anything else. Voting is done by 1000 music industry workers in different departments. I think the Best Pop category should be back so that Girls Aloud would have at least two brits now wink wink, and also i think the public should get to vote for Best Male, female and group etc instead of getting to vote for Best Single every year only, or a 50/50 basis of panel/public vote giving a more balanced winner i think.
British Male Solo Artist
Well they couldnt not recognise Morrison and Young they're the only popular male artists out there.Not suprised by the Leon Jackson snub if i'm honest. I think The Streets are liked but Young or Morrison's gotta win it, i prefer Will Young but I think Morrison will take this because he has had a better year.
British Female Solo Artist
I am convinced either Adele or Duffy will win this. I could envisge Estelle picking this up but not 100% sure on that, i think Duffy's gonna win this.
What a tough category.I think Girls Aloud are great but they aint got a shot against these 4 monster popular bands. If Aloud cant win then neither should Take That. Radiohead are great but they cant win against coldplay and elbow. I think Elbow might clinch this from Coldplay.
British Single Shortlist - this will be knocked down to 5 nominations by the time it is voted for live on the night.
Adele - 'Chasing Pavements'
Alexandra Burke - 'Hallelujah'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris - 'Dance Wiv Me'
Duffy - 'Mercy'
Estelle ft. Kanye West: 'American Boy'
Girls Aloud - 'The Promise'
Leona Lewis - 'Better In Time'
Scouting For Girls - 'Heartbeat'
The X Factor Finalists - 'Hero'
Brillant category, good repersentation. There is public voting to get a top 5, i predict the top 5 will be Duffy, Coldplay, Girls Aloud, Alexandera Burke and Hero. Leona would have had a shot given that it was Run not better in time up for this i think Aloud's The Promise is stellar and i think it will be Duffy v Aloud - i want Girls Aloud to win but something tells me they might lose out to either Coldplay or Duffy
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Duffy - Rockferry
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
Some good choices, no Adele? no Take That? i'm shocked! Anyway....Coldplay have this or Duffy, the other's can't this isnt the Mercury prize hmmmm i think Coldplay will take this.
British Breakthrough Act
The Last Shadow Puppets
Scouting For Girls
Grewat category, i think Scouting for Girls or Duffy will win with Adele close behind. I think public will vote for Scouting For Girls given that Duffy will get a couple other awards instead of this one.
British Live Act
Scouting For Girls
Good category i think Coldplay will lose out to Elbow on this one.
International Male Solo Artist
Yah! No Timberlake. Anyway.....Kanye West can pick this up right now because i dont think anyone else has a shot and i dont even like him.
International Female Solo Artist
Good category. Santogold won't win in a million years, Cilmi will fall short, Perry aint been around long enough. Beyonce had a great year thanks to Burke singing Listen over and over LOL! but i think Beyonce will take this.
Kings of Leon
I'd be very suprised if Kings Of Leon lost this, MGMT and The Killers are runner ups.
AC/DC - Black Ice
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
The Killers - Day & Age
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
The same category as group again and Kings Of Leon will win again they had a massive year.
British Producer of the Year
I think Steve Mac will take this one.
Critics' Choice Award
Florence and the Machine
Sounds right to me a combo of adele and duffy and the wernt wrong last year, i think sounds good
Outstanding Contribution to Music
Pet Shop Boys
Not sure if i agree about this one, but i think maybe Coldplay should have got this....i know they got enough with the others but i think 4 albums and lots of years they really have proved themselves. Maybe Kylie Minogue should get this?
What better way to judge the Brits then look at their most recent output in terms of nominations, so here is my take on who will win, should win and who the Brits wrongly snubbed. Where's Dido? too much love for Coldplay? Duffy overload, where's Leona hmmm but she's inegible. Good performance choices but i would say that with Girls Aloud likely performing the promise LIVE with tons of effects and increasing their chance of winning, i think Will's Let It Go should have been for album award because it was one of the best realeased although it has underperformed slightly. Winehouse was huge in 2008 but she is inegible. And good on the brits for snubbing Rhianna, Timberlake and Britney ;)
Summary: Brit Awards take place 18 Feb 2009
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