Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meteor awards: Apparently the internet is a public place

The Meteor Awards somehow managed to publish their list of 2009 nominees online a day early. They noticed, and took them down, but not before the Irish Times had copied down the shortlist:

Best National DJ

Tony Fenton – TodayFM
Dan Hegarty – 2fm
Alison Curtis – Today Fm
Dave Fanning – RTE Radio 1
Ray Foley - Todayfm
Rick O’Shea – 2fm

Best Regional DJ

Dermot, Dave & Siobhan – Dublin’s98
Keith Cunningham - Red FM
Leigh Doyle – Beat 102.103
The Zoo Crew – Spin South West
Mark Noble - FM104
Jon Richards – Galway Bay FM

Best Irish Band

The Blizzards
Republic of Loose
Fight Like Apes
The Script
Snow Patrol

Best Irish Male

Mick Flannery
Damien Dempsey
Duke Special
David Holmes
Jape (Richard Egan)

Best Irish Female

Enya
Lisa Hannigan
Gemma Hayes
Imelda May
Tara Blaise
Camille O’Sullivan

Best Irish Pop Act

Boyzone
The Blizzards
The Coronas
The Script
Westlife

Best Irish Album

Fight Like Apes – Mystery Golden Medallion
Snow Patrol – A Hundred Million Suns
Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew
Messiah J & The Expert – From the Word Go
The Script – The Script

Best Irish Live Performance

The Coronas
The Blizzards
The Swell Season
Fight Like Apes
Republic of Loose

Barry S - who tipped us off to the fun - had a simple response:

Enya? Good grief.

Still, at least there's a smattering of mentions for Lisa Hannigan, which is encouraging, and she might just be able to benefit if there's a split 'dull band' vote between The Script and Snow Patrol in the album category.

But Dave Fanning still getting lifted on the shoulders?


1 comment:

robin carmody said...

Enya is almost certainly there as a reward for her still very strong international sales, the exact same reason the Live Aid Rockocracy used to get nominated for the Brits every single year.

Tony Fenton's voice is something to hear. Even a 1980s ILR station might have laughed at it.

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