WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, THE OFFICIAL 2012 BUCKY AWARDS SHORT LIST CBC RADIO 3's LISTENER CHOICE AWARDS ANNOUNCES TOP FIVE LISTS

Nov 22, 2012
After extensive voting, CBC Radio 3 listeners have narrowed The Bucky‘s Top 10 lists down to the Top Five. Announced this morning on air by Craig Norris, host of CBC Radio 3’s The Craig Norris Hour, the shining contenders for the nine categories are:
 
Rookie of the Year (Best New Band)
Loon Choir
Cold Specks
Mo Kenney
The Elwins
Purity Ring
 
The Hugh LeCaine Electronic Sackbut Award (Best Electronic Song)
“Oblivion” by Grimes
“Electric Pow Wow” by A Tribe Called Red
“Fineshrine” by Purity Ring
“Wrath of God” by Crystal Castles
“Never The Same Way Twice” by Shout Out Out Out
 
#socialbutterfly (Best Social Media User)
Dan Mangan
Said The Whale
Kathleen Edwards
Hey Ocean!
Rich Aucoin
 
Sexiest Artist
Ashleigh Ball (of Hey Ocean!)
Lindi Ortega
Jaycelyn Brown (of Said The Whale)
Bahamas
Matt Mays
 
Best Reason To Buy A Concert Ticket (Best Live Act)
Elliott Brood
Hey Ocean!
Rich Aucoin
Yukon Blonde
Mother Mother
 
Best Reason To Learn French (Best French Song)
“Entre Ici Pis Chez Vous” by Bernard Adamus
“On A Vecu Des” by Radio Radio
“Sirens (French Version)” by Pack AD
“L’asenseur” by Louis-Jean Cormier
“Jour Devient Nuit” by Danielle Duval
 
Most Watchable Song (Best Music Video)
“We Are 1980” by Said The Whale
“Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E.” by Rich Aucoin
“Caught Me Thinkin” by Bahamas
“Oblivion” by Grimes
“The End Of That” by Plants and Animals
 
Hottest Pipes (Best Vocal Performance)
Hannah Georgas for “Robotic”
Patrick Watson for “Step Out For A While”
Cold Specks for “Holland”
Sage McBride (of Shred Kelly) for “The Bear”
Emma Lee for “Not Coming By”
 
The Golden Bucky (Best Song of the Year)
“Lightning Bolt” by Joel Plaskett
“Change The Sheets” by Kathleen Edwards
“House That Heaven Built” by Japandroids
“Art & A Wife” by Rah Rah
“In Came The Flood” by Wintersleep
 
“Our listeners really have done an amazing job at showcasing the outstanding music of 2012,” says Norris. “We can’t wait to see how these awards play-out on December 7th.” Since 2006, CBC Radio 3 has presented the Bucky Awards, which pay homage to Canadian indie pop and rock musicians, the awards are determined by the listeners’ votes.
 
Voting for the Top Five is now live and goes until 3:00 a.m. EST Saturday on November 28th. Listeners’ votes will determine a winner for each category. The 2012 Bucky Awards will be handed out during Radio 3’s traditional gala ceremony on December 7th. To vote on the Top Five, click here:http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/11/Vote-now-on-the-2012-Bucky-Awards-short-list
 
Past Bucky Award winners include Dan Mangan, Said the Whale, Joel Plaskett, Austra, Arcade Fire and Coeur de Pirate.
 
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