But to be fair, that type of pop music was regularly shunned by other music industry awards.
There's probably a good reason for that!
I remember watching the 2003 one and Daniel Bedingfield himself being incredulous that Westlife were getting more votes than him. I seem to remember he was in the lead at one point, then Westlife pulled ahead at the last minute or something, and he looked very pissed off. Can't blame him, he wrote and produced those songs himself, Westlife just had a bland Barry Mailow cover. Though they could probably have just recorded 3 minutes of them blowing raspberries and it would still have gone straight to number 1 and won the "award".
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