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Damien Rice wins the Shortlist Music Prize; Tori one of the 'Listmakers' who chose the finalist for this prize; MTV2 will begin broadcasting their Shortlist Special on October 24, 2003

Updated Fri, Oct 10, 2003 - 8:30am ET

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Update: Cable TV network MTV2 will begin broadcasting their MTV2 Shortlist Special on Friday, October 24, 2003 at 8:00PM ET/PT, and then will show it again several times in late October 2003. The special will include performances from all of the artists who played the Shortlist Concert (held October 5, 2003 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles), plus interviews with the Finalists and the Listmakers who nominated them. It is therefore possible that Tori will be part of the special, but we do not know for sure. (Thanks Maria Carullo.)

On Sunday, October 5, 2003, the 3rd annual Shortlist Music Prize was given to Irish songwriter/singer Damien Rice. The Shortlist Music Prize was first given in 2001. It honors the year's most adventurous and creative albums across all genres of music, focusing on emerging or underground artists. The prize went to Sigur Ros in 2001 and N.E.R.D. in 2002. The 2003 finalists for the Shortlist Music Prize were selected by a panel of musicians and music experts, include Tori Amos. Back when that panel released their "Long List" of around 100 nominations in late August 2003, you could see the artists selected by each "listmaker" or panel member at Click to see the 8 artists that Tori herself picked for this prize. The ultimate winner of the Shortlist Music Prize, Damien Rice, was not one of the artists that Tori picked.

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Many thanks to Bill Magee for telling me about the posting of Tori's picks for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize. You can see the albums she picked at I have them listed below, but click the link for better details.

Tori's picks:

Sigur Ros
Alexander Fadoriouk - Art of the Cimbalom
Etta James - Lets Roll
Ibraham Ferrer - Buenos Hermanos
Luciana Souza - North & South
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Nanci Griffith - Winter Marquee
Steve Earle - Jerusalem

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