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U2's Walk On is up against David Gray's Sail Away and Travis's Side in the Ivor Novello Songwriting awards.

Ivor Novello awards nominees are selected for their songwriting skills by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

U2's nomination for Walk On is in the 'Best song musically and lyrically' category ­ competition comes from two previous winners in David Gray and Francis Healy of Travis.

Dido's single Thank You, which was sampled by Eminem, was written by the singer with Paul Herman and is in the running for best contemporary song. It will compete with Shining Light, written for Ash by Tim Wheeler, and Clint Eastwood, written by Gorillaz members Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Teren Delvon Jones.

Other awards, including that for outstanding song collection, international achievement and songwriter of the year, will be presented on the night. The 47th Ivor Novello Awards, sponsored by the Performing Right Society, will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Park Lane on May 23rd.

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