The ten Irish songs will now go to a public vote with the overall winner to be revealed at the 10th Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event at Vicar Street on Thursday, 5th March.
The songs in the running for the award are:
- The Coronas – All The Others (Universal)
- Delorentos – Show Me Love (Universal Music Ireland)
- Hozier – From Eden (Rubyworks / Universal)
- Kodaline – One Day (Sony Music)
- Kormac – Wake Up (Bodytonic)
- Little Hours – It’s Still Love (Little Hours Music)
- The Minutes – Cherry Bomb (Model Citizen)
- Sinead O’ Connor – Take Me To Church (Nettwerk)
- The Riptide Movement – All Works Out (Universal Music Ireland)
- The Script – Superheroes (Sony Music)
The Meteor Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of the Year Award recognises the nation’s favourite songs of last year. Every year since its inception, the Irish Song of the Year has encouraged people to celebrate Irish artists by shining a spotlight on the very best songs of the past year. The platform for homegrown Irish music has grown since the Irish Song of the Year Prize was established in 2011, and competition for the award is always fierce.
The public vote is now open at www.meteor.ie./choice. All voters are in with a chance to win smartphones and tickets to the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event on Thursday, 5th March in Vicar Street and people can vote once a day until voting closes at midnight on March 1st.
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.
Lisa Comerford, Meteor’s Consumer Marketing Director, said: “We’re really excited to support an outstanding year for Irish musicians, as and reflected in the eclectic world-class shortlist for the Irish Song of the Year. The Meteor Choice Music Prize aims to encourage people to discover, discuss and enjoy great Irish music and this year’s shortlist certainly showcases the very best the Irish music scene produced last year.”
Tickets for the Meteor Choice Music Prize Live Event are on sale from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie, priced at €24.00 including booking fee.
The Meteor Choice Music Prize is supported by IMRO, IRMA, RAAP, HMV Xtra vision, Culture Ireland, Today FM, RTE 2 & Music Week.