2008 Meteor Awards

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2008 Meteor Awards
Meteor 2008 Logo.jpg
Meteor Awards 2008 logo
Presented by Dara Ó Briain
Official website http://meteormusicawards.meteor.ie/index.aspx

The 2008 Meteor Music Awards ceremony was held in the RDS, Dublin on Friday, 15 February 2008.[1] Nineteen awards were presented.[2] It was the eighth edition of Ireland's national music awards. The event was later broadcast on RTÉ Two on Saturday, 16 February at 21:00. The comedian Dara Ó Briain hosted the awards for the first time since 2004[3][4] Duke Special and Cathy Davey won the Best Irish Male and Best Irish Female Awards respectively, whilst veteran rockers Aslan won the Best Irish Band Award[5] and Paddy Casey's Addicted to Company won Best Irish Album. For the eighth consecutive year Westlife won the Best Irish Pop Act accolade. Ham Sandwich were presented with the Hope for 2008 Meteor Award by RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea. The Blizzards won Best Irish Live Performance for their Main Stage appearance at Oxegen 2007, whilst Muse picked up the award for Best International Live Performance, which also occurred at Oxegen the previous year. The award for the Most Downloaded Song was given to Mundy and Sharon Shannon's chart hit "Galway Girl".[6] The Saw Doctors were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and were also amongst the performers at the event.[7]

Performances[edit]

There were performances at the event from The Saw Doctors, Boyzone,[8] The Coronas, Cathy Davey, Westlife, Shayne Ward, Tom Baxter, Paddy Casey and Scouting for Girls, as well as exclusive duets between Sinéad O'Connor and Mick Pyro of Republic of Loose,[9][10] who performed the Curtis Mayfield song, "We People Who Are Darker Than Blue" and Gary Lightbody and Lisa Hannigan who performed, live for the first time, "Some Surprise" from The Cake Sale charity album.[11][12]

Nominations[edit]

Public voting categories[edit]

Best Irish Male[edit]

Best Irish Female[edit]

Best Irish Band[edit]

Best Irish Album[edit]

Best Irish Live Performance[edit]

Best Irish Pop Act[edit]

Best National DJ[edit]

Best Regional DJ[edit]

Hope for 2008[edit]

Non-public voting categories[edit]

Best Traditional/Folk[edit]

Best International Male[edit]

Best International Female[edit]

Best International Band[edit]

Best International Album[edit]

Best International Live Performance[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Most Downloaded Song[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Meteors are on the way…". meteormusicawards.meteor.ie. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Stars out for the Meteors". RTÉ. 2008-02-16. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Dara Ó Briain to host MIMA '08…". meteormusicawards.meteor.ie. 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  4. ^ "LOADED: At the Meteor Awards". Irish Independent. 2008-02-22. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Old and new stars dazzle at Meteor awards". The Irish Times. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Meteor eight in a row for Westlife…". Breaking News.ie. 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Saw Doctors to be honoured at Meteors". RTÉ. 2008-01-11. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Sinead cuts Loose with new band…". Irish Independent. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  9. ^ "Loose to Duet with Sinead". BBC Northern Ireland. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  10. ^ "O'Connor duet to light up Meteor Awards". Irish Examiner. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  11. ^ "Gary Lightbody Surprise". BBC Northern Ireland. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  12. ^ "Watch Meteor Ireland Music Awards on RTÉ.ie". RTÉ. 2008-02-19. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 

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