According to bookies, tonight's favourite to scoop the 2011

Barclaycard Mercury Prize is PJ Harvey for her album Let England Shake. The

betting prediction puts her ahead as firm favourite against the likes of singer

Adele, dubstep artist James Blake and critics favourite Anna Calvi.

The singer, who hails from Bridport in Dorset, was a

previous winner in 2001 for her album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea. If predictions are correct, the folk rock singer will be the first person

to receive the prestigious album accolade twice.

Odds are in Harvey's favour at 5/4 from Ladbrokes and Paddy

Power, with close contenders Anna Calvi (4/1), Adele (5/1) and James Blake


Tonight's ceremony takes place at Grosvenor House hotel in

London's Park Lane. TV highlights and performances will be broadcast on BBC2 at


The shortlist for the prize was announced in July at The

Hospital Club, Covent Garden, which also hosts the Mercury Prize Sessions

screened on Channel 4.

The 2011 Albums of the Year nominees are:

Adele – 21
Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything – Man Alive
Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock – Good Days at Schloss Elmau           
James Blake – James Blake   
Katy B – On a Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
Metronomy – The English Riviera
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy