These brilliant, made-for-Jools singer songwriters with one name are both hotly tipped by people whose tips for 2008 are based entirely on which press releases they've received for records coming out in the next few months.
But who's best?
|One word name||Adele||Duffy|
|Best song||'Chasing Pavements'||'Warwick Avenue'|
|What they say||"As soon as I got a microphone in my hand, when I was about 14, I realised I wanted to do this."||"I don't think I can remember life without singing so I don't know how I started."|
|Influences||Jill Scott, Etta James, Billy Bragg, Peggy Lee, Jeff Buckley and The Cure.||Patsy Cline: amazing.|
|Can you dance to her music?||No||No|
|Ability to win pub brawl||81%||12%|
|Capacity for booze||89%||56%|
|Tendency towards black and white photography||61%||98%|
|Tendency towards carefully lit photography||91%||42%|
|Are they going to release any amazing poppers o'clock remixes
|Probably not.||Highly unlikely.|
|Are they better than Foals?||Maybe||No|
|Chances of going totally off the
rails and pissing everything up
|Will their second album be better than their first?||Yes||No|
|Would they have been signed if
Amy Winehouse hadn't broken through?
|Yes, but would have been a harder sell||Yes, artists like this are signed about 80 times a year|
|Likelihood of being mean about Girls Aloud||50%||22%|
|Likelihood of saying anything interesting at all in entire album campaign||100%||19%|
|Largely irrelevant elephants in
room not explicitly acknowledged
by media coverage
|Chance of million-selling greatest hits in six years||49%||12%|
|Do they own a dog?||Unknown||Unknown|
And the winner is…
Who cares — when's the bloody Ashlee Simpson single being released in the UK?