Ivor Novello Nominations 2013: Emeli Sande Leads With Two Nods For 'Next To Me'

The Ivor Novello Award nominations for 2013 are in, and the voice of 2012 - Emeli Sande - is leading the way with two nods for her songwriting.

The Scottish singer, who enjoyed a series of high-profile appearances during the Olympics ceremonies last year, could pick up a pair of Ivor Novello awards.

Her number two track, 'Next To Me', is in the running to be named best song musically and lyrically after it was shortlisted along with 'Laura' by Bat For Lashes and Jake Bugg's 'Two Fingers'.

The same song is also shortlisted for most performed work along with Olly Murs' 'Dance With Me Tonight' and 'Paradise' by Coldplay.

Earlier this year, Sande scooped the most Brit Award nominations after being nominated for best female and best album, and with two songs in the best single category.

She took home two gongs on the night, adding to her Brits haul that already included 2012 critics' choice.

However, the Ivors - in their 58th year - are more highly prized within the music industry, because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

They will be handed out at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Thursday May 16.

Mercury Prize winners Alt-J are also recognised, with 'Fitzpleasure' up for best contemporary song along with Plan B's 'Ill Manors' and 'Pelican' by the Maccabees.

An 'Awesome Wave', which won the Mercury Prize for Alt-J, is shortlisted for the album award along with Ben Howard's 'Every Kingdom' and Lianne La Havas' 'Is Your Love Big Enough?'.

Other awards given out on the day include best original film score, songwriter of the year and international achievement.

The nominations for the 58th Ivor Novello Awards are:

:: Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Laura - Bat For Lashes

Next To Me - Emeli Sande

Two Fingers - Jake Bugg

:: Best Contemporary Song

Fitzpleasure - Alt-J

Ill Manors - Plan B

Pelican - The Maccabees

:: PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs

Next To Me - Emeli Sande

Paradise - Coldplay

:: Album Award

An Awesome Wave - Alt-J

Every Kingdom - Ben Howard

Is Your Love Big Enough? - Lianne La Havas

:: Best Original Film Score

Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli

Dr Seuss' The Lorax - John Powell

Ill Manors - Plan B

:: Best Television Soundtrack

Lucian Freud: Painted Life - John Harle

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood - John Lunn

Upstairs Downstairs Series 2 - Carl Davis

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