BRITs2013-logoIreland’s leading pop act The Script have bagged themselves a nomination over at The BRIT awards 2013. The nominee announcement came on January 10th, so slipped under our radar a bit, but no reason not to support the lads in their success.

The three-piece pop stars, led by vocalist Danny O’Donoghue have once again shown their popularity and join a host of top acts at the International Group shortlist table. Joining them are Alabama Shakes, Fun., The Script, The Killers and The Black Keys. Who wins that is a toss-up, but it would be nice to see the Irish lads bag one of the prestigious awards.

They released #3 last year and while not their most critically well received album, they have still gone on to huge tour dates, 6 sold out shows between Dublin and Belfast and hit their first UK number one with Hall Of Fame and amazingly it was only their second number one single in Ireland. The odds at the bookies shows The Script as joint 3rd for the award according to Ladbrokes, who are tipping The Black Keys at evens. If Danny and the boys come up trumps, you could pocket a nice bit of cash at 5’s.

Meanwhile, we shall as always be keeping one eye on One Direction, rooting for Niall Horan, as One Direction picked up a nomination for Best British Group. They are 4/6 favourites to take the title of Best British Group. The full list of nominee’s are below. The BRIT Awards 2013 will take be live from The O2, London on February 20th 2013.

So we decided to put our money down, we’ve got £100 / €118 on The Script to win Best International Group at 5/1 and if The Script are successful, we will donate the entire proceeds to Down Syndrome Ireland, one of our preferred charities. That’s potentially £600 or €708 if the lads go on to bag the award.

The Script Bet

International Group

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun.
  • The Script
  • The Killers
  • The Black Keys

British Group

  • One Direction
  • Alt-J
  • Muse
  • Mumford & Sons

International Male Solo Artist

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Michael Buble
  • Frank Ocean
  • Gotye
  • Jack White

International Female Solo Artist

  • Taylor Swift
  • Rihanna
  • Alicia Keys
  • Cat Power
  • Lana Del Rey

Best Live Act

  • Coldplay
  • Muse
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Vaccines
  • Mumford & Sons

British Male Solo Artist

  • Calvin Harris
  • Olly Murs
  • Ben Howard
  • Richard Hawley
  • Plan B

British Female Solo Artist

  • Bat For Lashes
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Emeli Sande
  • Paloma Faith
  • Jessie Ware

British Album Of The Year

  • Emeli Sande – ‘Our Version Of Events’
  • Mumford & Sons – ‘Babel’
  • Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
  • Plan B – ‘iLL Manors’
  • Paloma Faith – ‘Fall To Grace’

Best British Single

  • Adele – ‘Skyfall’
  • Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’
  • Coldplay & Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’
  • DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora – ‘Hot Right Now’
  • Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’
  • Florence & The Machine – ‘Spectrum’
  • James Arthur – ‘Impossible’
  • Jessie J – ‘Domino’
  • Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
  • Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida ‘Troublemaker’
  • Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’
  • Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’
  • Robbie Williams – ‘Candy’
  • Rudimental Feat. John Newman – ‘Feel The Love’
  • Stooshe – ‘Black Heart’

British Breakthrough

  • Jessie Ware
  • Jake Bugg
  • Rita Ora
  • Ben Howard
  • Alt-J

British Producer Of The Year

  • Damon Albarn
  • Jake Gosling
  • Paul Epworth

Critics Choice

  • Tom Odell

Special Recognition Award

  • War Child

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