Samantha and Westlife up for awards

Samantha Mumba and Westlife face the toughest judges in entertainment today - in the Disney Channel Kids Awards.

Samantha Mumba and Westlife face the toughest judges in entertainment today - in the Disney Channel Kids Awards.

The votes of up to two million young viewers will determine who is really top of the pops.

It will also be a head to head against former Pop Idol rivals Will Young and Gareth Gates.

The Pop Idol winner and runner-up are set to go head to head as nominees for the title of best male in the Disney Channel Kids Awards.

Joining the pair in the list of nominees will be Kylie Minogue, who faces competition from girl band Atomic Kitten, and solo singers Sophie Ellis Bextor and Samantha Mumba for the title of best female.

After taking the singles charts by storm with her debut release Kiss Kiss, the Neighbours star Holly Valance is nominated for best newcomer.

But the real battle is for the title of best villain, with Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell lined up alongside the Queen of Mean Anne Robinson and Captain Hook, from Peter Pan.

The show’s presenters, Ant and Dec, face their old CD:UK co-host Cat Deeley for best TV star.

Gareth is due to perform at the awards at London’s Docklands Arena and is expected to be joined on stage by boy bands a1 and Blue, and Popstars runners-up Liberty X.

Natasha Hamilton, from Atomic Kitten, will join her bandmates to perform for the first time since giving birth to her baby Josh.

The awards are voted for by the channel’s two million young viewers.

The full list of nominations is:

BEST MALE GROUP/ARTIST

Sum 41

Blue

Westlife

NSync

a1

Gareth Gates

Will Young

BEST FEMALE GROUP/ARTIST

Kylie Minogue

Atomic Kitten

Sugababes

Sophie Ellis Bextor

Mis-Teeq

Samantha Mumba

Christina Milian

ACT OF THE YEAR

S Club

Westlife

Blue

a1

Britney Spears

Travis

allSTARS

BEST DANCE ACT

Artful Dodger

Gorillaz

Liberty X

Daniel Bedingfield

Mis-Teeq

Ian van Dahl

DJ Luck & MC Neat

BEST NEWCOMER

3SL

H and Claire

Omera Mumba

Holly Valance

S Club Juniors

Michelle Branch

BEST FOOTBALLER

Graeme Le Saux

David Beckham

Michael Owen

Thierry Henry

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Henrik Larsson

Robert Pires

FAVOURITE TV STAR

Lee Hunter (Hollyoaks)

Zoe Slater (EastEnders)

Cat Deeley (CD:UK)

Ant and Dec (Pop Idol)

Davina McCall (Big Brother)

Jamie Oliver (Naked Chef)

Bart Simpson (Nancy Cartwright – voice of Bart)

BEST VILLAIN

Saruman (Lord of the Rings)

Voldemort (Harry Potter)

Randall (Monsters, Inc)

Captain Hook (Peter Pan)

Simon Cowell (Pop Idol)

Anne Robinson (Weakest Link)

Miss Finster (Recess)

BEST FILM

Monsters, Inc

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Lord of the Rings

Men in Black 2

Star Wars – Attack of the Clones

Ice Age

Spiderman

BEST DISNEY CHANNEL PROGRAMME

Two Of A Kind

Recess

Lizzie McGuire

Proud Family

Mascot Cup

Star Ticket

Home Improvement

FAVOURITE FOOD

Pizza

Hamburgers

Pasta

Fish and chips

Roast dinner

Curry

Ice cream

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