UK folk darling Laura Marling has been nominated in the Pop category of the South Bank Show Awards 2009, where she once again finds herself in competition with Mercury winners Elbow and fellow runner-up Estelle. Will cuddly culture bunny Melvyn Bragg do the right thing and give dear Laura a trophy for her cabinet? Cross your fingers, folk fans.
The winner will be announced on 20th January at the lovely Dorchester Hotel, and broadcast on ITV on the 28th.
Words: Helen True