Ananova : Elton heads star line-up for music awardssamedi 17 mars 2001
Source : Ananova
From Ananova :
Elton heads star line-up for music awards
Elton John is heading a list of top-flight entertainers at an eve of St Patrick’sDay music awards event in Dublin aimed at raising 170,000 IR pounds for an Aids charity.
The singer joined a 3,500-strong audience in the Point Depot River Liffeyside venue to see international and local prizes handed out at the Meteor Ireland awards ceremony.
The show featured lived performances by Sinead O’Connor, David Gray and Emmylou Harris.
The show went ahead in the face of a range of cancellations and postponements of other events because of the foot-and-mouth crisis still confronting Ireland.
The highlight, though, was a finale duet involving Elton John and Ronan Keating, lead singer with Boyzone, who is now pursuing a solo singing career.
Top international awards went, in the absence of the winners, to Whitney Houston, The Beatles, Eminem, David Gray, Emmylou Harris and Morcheeba, while Irish prizes were won by Ronan Keating, Louis Walsh, U2, Westlife, Samantha Mumba and Christy Moore.
The Elton John Foundation won a special humanitarian award.