Singing sensation Isabel Suckling will go head-to-head with her mentor Aled Jones for the top prize at the 2011 Classic Brit Awards.
The 13-year-old Brit's debut The Choirgirl: Isabel has been shortlisted for Album of the Year, alongside her manager Jones' Christmas Gift release.
The pair will compete against other bestselling classical acts including The Priests, Russell Watson and the Benedictine Nuns of Notre-Dame, for the coveted prize, which is voted for by the public.
Conductor Sir Charles MacKerras, who died last year (10), scored a nomination for Best Male Artist, as did tenor Rolando Villazon and pianist Antonio Pappano.
Trumpeter Alison Balsom, violinist Nicola Benedetti and Dame Mitsuko Uchida will compete in the Best Female Artist category at the ceremony, to be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on 12 May (11).
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.