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News: Meteor Awards Nominees 2009

Forget the Oscars, these are the real awards. No really. Yeah, I agree, it’s sometimes hard to take them seriously. There should be an edgier alternative. The Best Irish Band has Fight Like Apes in it, which is a plus, but Republic of Loose are definitely past their sell-by date. Best Irish Male is probably the best category, as all 5 are solid artists. Best Irish Female is always one they have trouble filling and usually wollop Sinead O’Connor in there. This year, it’s Enya. Live performance? Who nominates these…?

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

Vote here:
http://meteormusicawards.meteor.ie/nominees.aspx

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