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Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Song Of The Year Shortlist

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Posted February 7, 2013 by markdowning in AMA Entertainment
Irish Song Of The Year


Shortlist revealed for Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2012

You Decide…So Get Involved!

Meteor and The Choice Music Prize are urging you, the Irish public, to have your say and vote for the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2012.

The shortlist was just announced, revealing the 10 greatest home-grown songs of 2012. The shortlisted songs have now been put to a public vote with the overall winner to be revealed at the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event on March 7th. The Meteor Choice Music Prize is brought to you in association with IMRO and IRMA.

Now in its second year, the Meteor Choice Music Prize- Irish Song of the Year 2012 celebrates Ireland’s favourite homegrown song of the previous year and encourages people to show their support and get behind great Irish music.

You can get involved by casting your vote through Meteor’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/meteor or by texting ‘SONG’ to 085 7114444 for list of nominees.

The Shortlist

The shortlist features a formidable list of 10 anthems which have rocked the Irish airwaves in 2012. The nominations are decided by the Meteor Choice Music Prize judging panel and the Irish airplay charts for 2012. The 2012 shortlist is as follows:

The Coronas – Mark My Words (3U)
Delorentos – Care For (Delo Records)
Le Galaxie  feat Elaine Mai – Love System (Delphi)
Glen Hansard – High Hope (Plateau)
Heathers – Forget Me Knots (Warner)
Gavin James – Say Hello (Believe)
Kodaline – All I Want (Sony)
The Script – Hall of Fame (Sony)
SOAK – ‘Sea Creatures (Self Release)
Villagers – The Waves (Domino)

Lisa Comerford, Meteor’s Head of Brand & Communications said: “Our aim with the Meteor Choice Music Prize is to celebrate the strength of the indigenous music scene here in Ireland and promote Irish acts both at home and abroad. We’re urging all music-lovers out there to show their support by logging on or texting to have their say!

A serious number of Irish bands have made it on an international scale, demonstrating that this small country inspires and nurtures great music. Meteor is strong supporter of Irish music and we are delighted to be involved with this landmark event for the second year.”

Voting & Win Tickets to the Event
It is the public who will decide the winner by voting online at www.facebookcom/meteor or by texting ‘SONG’ to 0857114444 for a list of nominees. All voters are in with a chance to win one of 20 pairs of tickets to the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event on March 7th in Vicar Street and can vote once a day until voting closes on March 3rd.

The winning entry will be announced at the live event and awarded the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year Trophy along with a prize fund of €3,000.

The shortlisted songs will be profiled on air by Tony Fenton on Today FM from Monday 4th – Friday 8th February with two songs from the list played each day. Tony will also present the award at the live event on 7th March.

The Meteor Choice Music Prize will be broadcast live on the night on Today FM in a special four-hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone Show. It will also be live streamed on www.meteor.ie and www.facebook.com/meteor. Tickets for the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event are on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie, priced €22.50 including booking fee.

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