Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will take on mass-selling Dido and Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian for the best song award at the 49th Ivor Novello Awards.

Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will take on mass-selling Dido and Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian for the best song award at the 49th Ivor Novello Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on May 27.

Young's "Leave Right Now" (Universal Music Publishing) was also nominated in the best-selling U.K. single category for the awards, which honor the best British songwriters and composers.

Dido's "White Flag" (Warner/Chappell Music/BMG Music Publishing/EMI Music Publishing) and Belle and Sebastian's "Step Into My Office Baby" (Sony/ATV Music Publishing) are Young's opposition for best song. Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne's duet "Changes" (Onward Music) and "Mad World" (Chrysalis Music) by Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules do battle for the best-selling gong.

Kylie Minogue, previous winner of a clutch of Ivor Novello awards, was nominated for best contemporary song with "Slow" (Warner/Chappell Music/International Music Network). She faces competition from Amy Winehouse's "Stronger Than Me" (EMI Music Publishing) and "Jus' A Rascal" (Universal Music Publishing/Hero Music) by 2003 Mercury Music Award winner, U.K. garage singer Dizzee Rascal.

Coldplay, who were crowned songwriters of the year at last year's awards, are up for most performed work with "Clocks" (BMG Music Publishing), along with Sugababes' "Hole In The Head" (EMI Music Publishing/ Warner/Chappell Music/ Universal Music Publishing) and Jamelia's "Superstar" (Universal Music Publishing/ Warner/Chappell Music).

Multi-award winner Robbie Williams picked up a nomination in the international hit of the year category for "Feel" (EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing), where he will be up against Dido's "White Flag" and Minogue's "Slow."

The Ivor Novello awards take their name from the Welsh actor, composer and playwright who was one of Britain's biggest stage and screen stars in the early part of the last century.

--Reuters