Best song added to Me­teor awards

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Inside - lau­ren­mur­phy@irish­times.com By Lau­ren Mur­phy

An ex­tra cat­e­gory has been added to the Me­teor Choice Mu­sic Prize for the first time in its seven-year his­tory.

The Me­teor Choice Mu­sic Prize Song of the Year 2011 will, as its ti­tle sug­gests, award the Ir­ish song judged by the public as the best of last year. Un­like its Al­bum of the Year coun­ter­part, vot­ing on the song award will be con­ducted via text and on­line via Me­teor’s Face­book page, face­book. com/me­teor.

The 10 nom­i­nees were cho­sen by a com­bi­na­tion of both the votes of the judg­ing pan­els (full DOI: I am one of the judges!) and the Ir­ish air­play charts. The nom­i­nated songs are Bell X1’s Vel­cro, Cashier No 9’s Gold­star, Lisa Han­ni­gan’s Knots, Lit­tle Green Cars’ The John Wayne, Mav­er­ick Sabre’s Let Me Go, Roy­seven’s We Should Be Lovers, Snow Pa­trol’s Called Out in the Dark, The Coronas’ Ad­dicted to Progress, The Kanyu Tree’s Ra­dio and This Club’s I Won’t Worry. The win­ner will be an­nounced at the cer­e­mony at the Olympia Theatre on March 8th.

“The list is a strong rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the breadth of mu­sic styles and tal­ent of Ir­ish acts,” said chair­man of the prize, Tony Clay­ton-lea.

“Per­son­ally, I’m de­lighted to see newer acts such as Lit­tle Green Cars and The Kanyu Tree mix­ing it with the likes of Snow Pa­trol, Bellx1 and The Coronas.”

All tied up: Lisa Han­ni­gan has been nom­i­nated for Song of the Year 2011 for Knots

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