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Chig's pointless Brits predictions

Posted at 20:01.
My predictions and my choices if I were giving out the awards.

(Note to Mike - I've changed my mind about the international female since e-mailing these at lunchtime. Pointlessly, as it turned out.)

UPDATE: Five right and six wrong. I'll claim the two at the bottom to make it seven-six in my favour!

British Male

Ian Brown

James Morrison

Paul Weller – MY PREDICTED WINNER The actual winner! (Showing that the flurry of bets which caused the bookies to stop taking wagers at the weekend may actually have been from people who knew something.) Also proving that a number one album counts for a lot more than two singles peaking at #19 and #28 last year.

The Streets – MY CHOICE

Will Young

British Female Solo


Beth Rowley

Duffy – MY PREDICTED WINNER & MY CHOICE The actual winner!



British Breakthrough Act


Duffy - The actual winner!

The Last Shadow Puppets – MY CHOICE

Scouting For Girls

The Ting Tings – MY PREDICTED WINNERS (and my 2nd choice)

British Group

Coldplay – MY CHOICE

Elbow (My 2nd choice) The actual winners! Adding to their Mercury Prize.

Girls Aloud



British Live Act



Iron Maiden – MY PREDICTED WINNERS & MY CHOICE (I think the fanbase will have secured this, even though it’s Radio2 listeners voting) The actual winners! You can't stop the rock!

Scouting For Girls

The Verve

British Single (Nominations reduced from ten to this five by listeners to commercial radio, who have been indoctrinated already with too much Scouting For Girls.)

Viva La Vida – Coldplay MY CHOICE

Mercy – Duffy - MY PREDICTED WINNER and my 2nd choice

The Promise – Girls Aloud (An easy third.) The actual winner! Good for them. Good job they performed it earlier...

Better In Time – Leona Lewis - RIDICULOUS. It's good, but not that good.

Heartbeat – Scouting For Girls - RIDICULOUS! How could anyone tell their singles apart? They've released five versions of the same song.

Mastercard British Album

Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends – Coldplay – MY PREDICTED WINNER & MY CHOICE

Rockferry – Duffy The actual winner! A Duffy treble! Hasn't she done well?

The Seldom Seen Kid – Elbow

In Rainbows - Radiohead

We Started Nothing – The Ting Tings

International Album

Black Ice - AC/DC (Surprise winner?)

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

Day And Age – The Killers MY CHOICE

Only By The Night – Kings Of Leon MY PREDICTED WINNER The actual winner!

Oracular Spectacular – MGMT

The Annual Beck Nomination for International Male


Neil Diamond MY CHOICE (Yes, really!)


Kanye West The actual winner! How the hell did that happen?

Seasick Steve (Would be brilliant…) MY PREDICTED WINNER

International Female

Beyoncé - MY PREDICTED WINNER (Just, over P!nk & Katy Perry)

Gabriella Cilmi

Katy Perry – MY CHOICE The actual winner!



International Group
(Exactly the same artists as the international album category.)


Fleet Foxes

The Killers – MY CHOICE

Kings Of Leon - MY PREDICTED WINNERS The actual winners!


Critics’ Choice

Florence & The Machine

Outstanding Contribution to Music

Pet Shop Boys


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