The shortlist for the 2013 BRITs Critics' Choice Award have been announced.

The artists, who were chosen by 'a team of experts including music editors of national newspapers, key music and lifestyle magazines' are AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula and Tom Odell. We'll hand over to our pick from the three:

"We both feel incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for this award," says AlunaGeorge. "Completely blown away, it's a great feeling to have our music recognised in such a big way. 2013 is going to be an incredible year for UK music."

The winner will be announced on Thursday 20th December.