The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2017, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show.
The shortlist is as follows:
The Academic – Bear Claws (ROOM6 Records)
Áine Cahill – Plastic (Self Released)
Chasing Abbey – That Good Thing (Self Released)
Tandem Felix – Were You There (When they Crucified the Birthday Boy)? (Self Released)
Niall Horan – Slow Hands (Capitol)
Gavin James – I Don’t Know Why (Warner Music)
Dermot Kennedy – Glory (Self Released)
The Script – Rain (Sony Music)
Wyvern Lingo – I Love You Sadie (Rubyworks)
Soulé – Good Life (Diffusion Labs)
To vote for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2017, visit www.2fm.ie. Votes are limited to one per person per day. Only votes cast in the Republic of Ireland will be counted. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 4th March.
Once again, RTÉ 2FM is celebrating the announcement of the shortlist across its schedule today with All Irish Music All Day from 6am to midnight. A special event featuring exclusive performances from some of the Song of the Year nominees will be held at Dublin’s Tramline this evening with 2FM’s Cormac Battle reporting live from the event for the Louise McSharry Show, 8-10pm.
The winning song will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 8th March. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster and usual outlets: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/artist/1541435?_ga=2.55154350.485354264.1516976495-1279530505.1516976493