Your shout: Choice Music Prize
Tonight, all 10 acts nominted for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2011 will gather at the sold-out Olympia Theatre, Dublin for this year’s annual bunfight. As usual, while the acts are playing their tunes, said …
Tonight, all 10 acts nominted for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2011 will gather at the sold-out Olympia Theatre, Dublin for this year’s annual bunfight. As usual, while the acts are playing their tunes, said bunfight will be held in a closed, secure, dark room where 11 judges and one chairman (Mr Tony Clayton-Lea) will gather to debate, discuss and dissect the shortlist and decide on one winner. That winner will then get to go home with a cheque for €10,000 (or get to go home and realise they’ve lost the cheque along the way).
I had my say on the Choice Music Prize last week (complete with declarations of interest about my past involvement in the event) and my colleague Brian Boyd, who was a judge the year Super Extra Bonus Party won the Prize, had his say yesterday. As we’ve come to expect with this annual event, there have also been oodles and oodles of other people having their say over the last few weeks.
But time is running out and, in a little over 12 hours, we’ll have a winner. So OTR readers, who is going to win? Forget about who didn’t make the shortlist, forget about the live show (doesn’t matter a bean as the judges won’t see it), forget about the conspiracy theories when a large betting company inevitably suspend betting on the event claiming there were some unusally large wagers placed (usually €80 – hmmm, look at the odds on Bell X1). A simple question, sports fans: who is going to win?