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This time tomorrow, the shouting will be in full swing here and elsewhere. As someone said to me yesterday, the blog post-mortem will probably be as entertaining as the actual event. Tonight, in Dublin’s Vicar Street, 12 colourful rogues, sorry, …

Wed, Mar 4, 2009, 09:06

   

This time tomorrow, the shouting will be in full swing here and elsewhere. As someone said to me yesterday, the blog post-mortem will probably be as entertaining as the actual event.

Tonight, in Dublin’s Vicar Street, 12 colourful rogues, sorry, judges will decide who wins the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2008. There are 10 acts on the shortlist and six of them will be playing live tonight. It promises to be one hell of a do.

By the way, if you can’t make the show at Vicar Street (where doors open at 7pm and the gig kicks off at 7.30pm with Jape opening the show), Today FM’s Paul McLoone will be broadcasting live from the venue from 7pm. The winner will be announced round about 10.30pm-10.35pm

So, with about 13-and-a-half hours to go before the winner is announced, who do you reckon is going to leave Dublin 8 with a nice trophy and a cheque for ten grand?

* Declaration of interest: I’m the co-founder of this yoke and am also the non-voting chairman of the judging panel. Yep, I will be in that room.