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Lily Allen Talked Into Attending BRITs By Father

2/7/2007 9:38am EST
Lily AllenLily Allen will go to the BRITs because her dad told her to. The Smile singer had threatened to blow-off the prestigious event because she feared she would leave empty-handed, despite being nominated for four awards.

However, Lily's father, comedian Keith Allen, told her she must attend because she may never have the chance again. According to The Sun newspaper, Keith told her: "It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing to be nominated for four BRITs - you must go and have a good time."

Lily has taken heed of her father's advice and decided to go. She said: "I really was going to stay away from the BRITs because as soon as the nominations came out, I was convinced I wouldn't win anything. It's not like the end of the world if I don't win something. But when my dad found out I wasn't going, he went mad. He said it would be bad form."

Lily is convinced she will lose the Best Female gong to rival Amy Winehouse and the Best Album trophy to Arctic Monkeys. She has also been named in the Best Single and Best Breakthrough categories, but fears the awards will go to Leona Lewis for her debut song A Moment Like This and The Kooks respectively.

Lily, 21, added: "There's the split vote thing going on when you are nominated in all those categories, but I think Amy Winehouse will win the Best Female award and I don't think I will win anything."
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