- 26 Jan 22
Bobbi Arlo, Dermot Kennedy, Elaine Mai, Inhaler, Jack O'Rourke, Kynsy, Picture This, Shane Codd, Soda Blonde and Soulé have all made the shortlist.
The shortlist for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2021 has been revealed – with voting now open to the public.
The song with the most votes will take home the prestigious prize at the live awards show in Vicar Street, Dublin, on March 3.
The shortlist includes:
- Bobbi Arlo – 'Feel It'
- Dermot Kennedy – 'Better Days'
- Elaine Mai feat. MayKay – 'No Forever'
- Inhaler – 'It Won't Always Be Like This'
- Jack O'Rourke – 'Sea Swimming'
- Kynsy – 'Mr Nice Guy'
- Picture This – 'This Are Different'
- Shane Codd feat. Charlotte Haining – 'Always On My Mind'
- Soda Blonde – 'Small Talk'
- Soulé – 'Queenish'
The shortlist was announced on Tracy Clifford's RTÉ 2FM show today.
Last year, Niall Horan's 'No Judgement' secured the most votes to win the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2020.
The upcoming live show in Vicar Street will feature performances from acts on the Irish Album of the Year shortlist – which was revealed earlier this month. Villagers, Soda Blonde, Mick Flannery & Susan O'Neill, Kojaque, HousePlants, For Those I Love and Elaine Mai are all scheduled to perform on the night.
Soda Blonde and Elaine Mai are the only acts that feature on both the Song of the Year and Album of the Year shortlists.
You can vote for your favourite Irish Song of the Year here.
Tickets for the live event, taking place at Vicar Street, Dublin on March 3, are available here.