The LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND singer finds it difficult to understand how a singer/songwriter like James Blunt can be nominated, when the two all-female groups weren't.
He says, "I'm not really a pop fan but when it's done right it's good.
"Girls Aloud and Sugababes both do it well so it's a bit of a surprise they aren't in the pop act selection when Blunt and (KATIE) MELUA are. They should be.
"How they put the nominations together is a bit of a mystery. We're up for Best Group but not Breakthrough Act, when last year (05) was the one in which we actually broke through."