2007 Meteor Awards
|2007 Meteor Awards|
Meteor Awards 2007 logo
|Presented by||Podge and Rodge with Deirdre O'Kane|
The 2007 Meteor Music Awards ceremony was held in the Point Theatre, Dublin on Thursday, 1 February 2007. It was the seventh edition of Ireland's national music awards and the last to be held at the Point before it shut for redevelopment. The event was presented by television personalities Podge and Rodge and comedian Deirdre O'Kane, who donned a showgirl outfit to open the awards ceremony. It was later broadcast on RTÉ Two on Sunday, 4 February at 21:00.
There were performances on the night from Westlife with Ronan Keating, "The Dance", Kaiser Chiefs (who were first on stage), Director, The Pussycat Dolls, Amy Winehouse, The Feeling, The Blizzards and The Immediate.
|Westlife feat. Ronan Keating||"The Dance"|
|The Immediate||"A Ghost in This House"|
Snow Patrol were the big winners at the 2007 awards. They fought off competition from The Divine Comedy, The Frames and Humanzi to claim the Best Irish Band accolade. They won three other awards Best Live Performance, Best Irish Album (for Eyes Open) and the Most Downloaded Irish Song Award.
The first awards presented were Best Irish Male, Best Irish Female and Best Irish Pop Act.
Best Irish Male winner was Damien Dempsey, who beat other nominees David Kitt, Van Morrison, Mundy, Fionn Regan and Duke Special. He was presented with his award by Miss Ireland, Sarah Morrissey and comedian PJ Gallagher, star of television show Naked Camera. Best Irish Female winner was Luan Parle, who beat the likes of Moya Brennan and Eleanor McEvoy. She was presented with her award by the two stars of RTÉ "comedy" Dan & Becs. In her speech, she revealed it was also her birthday.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Clannad, who also performed on the night.