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£200 on Young Knives to win.
I am going to hedge it with a bet on Amy Winehouse.
I'm feeling lucky.
you are mad.
even without hearing more than a minute of his music i can say he ticks all the boxes the panel will judge iton this year
£200 on The Young Knives? Freakin nutbar
It really sucks.
I'm writing a list of all the people who won't recieve a drink after I have collected my winnings.
Casting aspersions on my sanity would definitely disqualify someone.
In ten years of predicting the outcome, I have only been wrong once, and have lined my pockets quite nicely over the years.
...you'll be able to say that you've only been wrong twice! :)
Bat For Lashes will win.
she will and deserves it - google online betting guide for the best odds
Young Knives had their peak of interest far too long ago, and they don't stand out from other similiar bands this year and previous to have a chance
Jamie T really does tick all the boxes:
-bedroom produced/myspace (so hot right now)
-various different styles of music (and references made)
-a propensity for live music (also so hot right now)
-that sort of English working classity that Lily Allen and the Arctic Monkeys have reaped much of a career from
-a reasonable amount of popularity and credibility for it not to be completely out of the blue, but not the most obvious choice
seriously, Jamie T is going to win
but it's the image that counts. And smezzer is absolutely right.
to create controversy between her and Lily Allen... and to see what nut-ball thing she says... and for affirmative action... and her music is sufficiently boring to win an award.
jewish affirmative action?
I just like to gamble, too. :)
Just to re-assure myself.
Then I'm going to place my bet.
its a case of who the judges will vote for.
And this looks highly likely to be Jamie T considering what has appeared to be the criteria over the past few years. I might be wrong, Amy Winehouse is certainly in with a chance, and Bat For Lashes might be worth a couple of quid just for being a little bit different and a compeltely leftfield choice.
But basically, The Young Knives don't have a chance. It's an average to good, and pretty unremarkable album with incredibly flat production. In fact, I think if they weren't on a label that loved them so much, they would have been told to fuck off already.
You won't regret it!
on the Arctic Monkeys to become the first ever double Mercury Prize winners. 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' is a much better album than WPSIATWIN.
bet on Jonathan King's album winning.
...if they go 'leftfield', which is widely expected.
If not, it's between Jamie T and Klaxons.
I'm with Bat for lashes to win too.
should win it I say!
that would be my vote.
If they win, I'll be a rich man ^_^
And me. If you read my post above, I've already got money on them to win it. More importantly, much as I love several of the other contenders, I honestly feel that they deserve to win it.
none of you have a clue who's going to win do you?
Simply no !