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The 10 nominees for the seventeenth RTÉ Choice Music Prize 2021 were announced this week, with 10 albums selected by a panel of judges to go forward to the live show live at Vicar Street on Thursday 3rd March.
The 10 albums are:
- Bicep – Isles (Ninja Tune)
- Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill – In the Game (Rosaleen Records / Rosa Productions)
- For Those I Love – For Those I Love (September Recordings)
- Orla Gartland – Woman on the Internet (New Friends Music)
- HousePlants – Dry Goods (Bone China Records)
- Kojaque – Town’s Dead (Soft Boy Records)
- Elaine Mai – Home (Elaine Mai)
- Saint Sister – Where I Should End (Saint Sister)
- Soda Blonde – Small Talk (Velveteen Records)
- Villagers – Fever Dreams (Domino)
Here’s a playlist of all the albums:
The show will also be broadcast on RTÉ 2FM from 7-11pm on March 3rd. The show will feature live performances from some of the shortlisted acts, further details on the line-up to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale.
A special RTÉ Choice Music Prize highlights programme will be broadcast on RTÉ2 television the following week.
The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.
This year’s judges are:
BBC Radio Ulster
RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ One Tommy Tiernan Show