Grammys 2016 Best Pop Solo Performance Nominees, Who Should/Will Win: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran

By Jon Niles | Feb 12, 2016 02:30 PM EST

The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and Kelly Clarkson are the 2016 nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards Best Pop Solo Performance category -- but only one artist can take home the prize. We'll get to see which of these talents shines at the Grammys Monday, February 15 on CBS, but we're taking a look at who should win as opposed to who will most likely win.

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"Heartbeat Song" -- Kelly Clarkson
"Love Me Like You Do" -- Ellie Goulding
"Thinking Out Loud" -- Ed Sheeran
"Blank Space" -- Taylor Swift
"Can't Feel My Face" -- The Weeknd

WHO SHOULD WIN: "Thinking Out Loud"

A unique, sincere love song nominated for a performance Grammy? Are the Grammys really paying attention to pop music and not the sales associated with the songs? This song is a great standout track, with real instruments and subtle production. It speaks for itself, which is rare in this genre.

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Honestly, I'd be fine with any of these songs winning except for Kelly Clarkson's admittedly infectious "Heartbeat Song." It's a pretty blatant rip-off of Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle," so that's just kind of lame if you ask me.

We've had enough of T-Swift, haven't we? Plus, "Blank Space" is one of the weaker 1989 tracks. Goulding is not going to take home a Grammy with these other names involved. That's just the music world we all live in.

While "Can't Feel My Face" was a great hit this year, it is a boring submission compared to Sheeran's heartfelt performance.

WHO WILL WIN: "Blank Space"

Does anyone have a chance to take a Grammy away from Taylor? Maybe The Weeknd has a chance, but we all know we're putting money down on Swift. It's a safe bet, which is probably what voters are thinking when it comes to any category featuring her name.

Let us know what you think of this category in the comments section below, and check out the following poll as well.

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