The nominations are in and there’s a big shock already, after the last two years of fluffy winners, all this year’s nominees are human (with the possible exception of Jonsi). Other than that, it’s a good mixture of stuff running from virtuoso performances to strums, big groups to solos, international superstars to bedroom performers, cute ukulele girliness to big-hairy-man territory.
I must admit to a fuck-up on my part: Keston Cobblers’ Club’s You-Go was from 2009. Sorry to anyone who nominated it.
Make your choice on whatever criteria you like (I’m going to vote for the one I enjoyed most). Vote closes February 15th at midnight Hawaii time. Feel free to canvas for votes for your favourite (or yourself) on the net. No prize other than glory and admiration. All I ask is that you watch any videos you’re not familiar with before you vote.
The Nominated Videos
Slightly shorter shortlist than usual this year.
Secret Home Party – Reciprocation
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra – Short People
Manitoba Hal – Poulet Shack
James Hill – Billie Jean
Jónsi and Nico Muhly – Go Do
Bella Hemming – (She might love you if you learn to) Play Guitar
1. Manitoba Hal – Poulet Shack: 411 (33%)
2. Bella Hemming – Play Guitar: 400 (32%)
3. Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra – Short People: 236 (19%)
4. James Hill – Billie Jean: 137 (11%)
5. Secret Home Party – Reciprocation: 40 (3%)
6. Jonsi and Nico Muhly – Go Do: 31 (2%)