Who? Soulful young female singer who recently released her fab Motown-esque album, Candy Rain.
Best song: Running Out Of Gaz
Who? Creators of one of the UK’s biggest rock hits this year, In The Shadows and one of the biggest bands in Europe right now.
Best song: In The Shadows
Who? Pop r’n’b star known best in the UK for her excellent ’98 top 10 hit Show Me Love. Songs from her latest album have been covered by Beverley Knight and Play.
Best song: Blow My Mind
Who? Group of DJs fronted by female singer responsible for several ace hits this year in various European countries.
Best song: September All Over
Who? Energetic female pop-punk duo who had a big hit a few years ago in Sweden with Romeo and a few smaller hits since including a cover of the Primitives’ 1988 hit, Crash.
Best song: Temple Of Love
Who? Ex-K-otic member who released a flop single Happy in the UK in 2002 but had much more success in her home of Holland as well as France where she duetted with one of their top boybands, and is one of my favourite female singers ever!
Best song: Hello
Who? Crazy thrash-pop group who had a minor UK hit with Lucky Lipstick earlier this year.
Best song: Saturday Night