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 some of Ireland’s favourite homegrown songs of the previous year and encourages people to show their support and get behind great Irish music.
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)
Glen Hansard – High Hope (Plateau)
Heathers – Forget Me Knots (Warner)
Gavin James – Say Hello (Believe)
Kodaline – All I Want (Sony)
Le Galaxie feat Elaine Mai – Love System (Delphi)
The Script – Hall of Fame (Sony)
SOAK – ‘Sea Creatures (Self Release)
Villagers – The Waves (Domino)
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.