Nominees: Avicii, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia
David Guetta is probably the most MTV Europe-friendly artist on the nominee's list, but compared to 2009-2011, 2012 hasn't exactly been a vintage year for the French electropop-wizz. Brostep kingpin Skrillex is perhaps slightly too abrasive for the EMAs, while Calvin Harris is increasingly becoming known as a featured artist rather than a star in his own right. This means it could be battle of the Swedes - Avicii and Swedish House Mafia - in the Best Electronic Category. Swedish House Mafia would seem the most obvious choice, but Avicii's star is really growing at the moment, so the man otherwise known as Tim Bergling may well spring a surprise against his countrymen.
Our prediction: Avicii