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Adele may be set for Odyssey after topping MTV viewers' vote

By Maureen Coleman

Adele has been voted Best UK and Ireland Act of the 2011 MTV European Music Awards, increasing speculation that she will add her name to the Odyssey Arena's star-studded line-up next month.

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter, whose second album 21 has turned four times platinum, beat Coldplay, Kasabian, Florence And The Machine and Jessie J to win the public vote.

She will now compete with 22 other winners from across Europe for the chance to represent the continent in the MTV Ema Worldwide Act category, which celebrates music from all over the globe.

Going head to head with other European winners, including Swedish House Mafia (Sweden), Russian Red (Spain) and Moda (Italy), fans from across Europe can now vote for their favourite act via www.mtvema.com .

The artist representing Europe at the awards ceremony will be announced next week along with nominees from Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East.

The five regional nominees will then battle for votes for the 2011 MTV Ema Worldwide Act.

The winner will be named live at the Odyssey Arena on November 6.

Adele is up for three accolades on the night; Best Pop Song for Rolling In The Deep, Best Video (Rolling In The Deep) and Best Female. She goes up against Lady Gaga (Born This Way) and Katy Perry (Firework) for Best Song and Best Female.

Off the back of her first album, the British singer had already bagged several awards including Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2008 Grammys.

Belfast Telegraph

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