Brit Awards 2013: What to expect from tonight's awards
Emeli Sandé and Adele should triumph – but all eyes will be on Harry Styles and Taylor Swift
TONIGHT'S Brit Awards will be hosted by James Corden and feature Justin Timberlake's first performance in Britain since 2007, singing his new number, Mirrors. Acts from Muse to Mumford and Sons will also take to the stage at London's 02 arena. Here are the potential winners and the big attractions:
Adele: The singer's Bond theme song Skyfall has already won a Grammy and been nominated for an Oscar – now it is tipped to win best British single. Universal UK CEO and current Brits chairman David Joseph has also promised The Guardian that organisers will help "square the circle" for the singer this year after her acceptance speech for best album was controversially cut short in 2012.
Emeli Sandé: The Guardian expects Sandé to triumph at the awards. The singer, who opened and closed the Olympics, is up for best British female solo artist, best album and two of her tracks are nominated for best single. Sandé is a safe bet to beat Amy Winehouse, Bat for Lashes, Jessie Ware and Paloma Faith to best British female, according to the paper.
Mumford and Sons: The UK folk-rock act, fresh from success at the Grammys, are tipped to win big at the Brits. With four nominations - for best live act, global success, British album of the year and British group of the year – the group are the bookies' favourites to beat One Direction to best British group.
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles: It's the reunion the tabloids are talking about, with 'Haylor' expected to meet for only the second time since their break-up last month. The Metro quotes a "source close to the awards" saying: "Taylor and Harry are being kept well apart. Harry is down a different corridor, with an extra-large room for himself and the other 1D lads".
The Rolling Stones: The Sun reports that the band, who are nominated for Best Live Act, are hinting they might play live at the awards ceremony with Keith Richards telling the paper "onstage is where we belong". They "could just be that extra-special ingredient" for a great evening, the paper says.
The Brit Awards are broadcast on ITV tonight, starting at 8pm. ·