Image for Channel V's "Oz Artist of the Year"opens for voting, but who's missing?

Channel V's "Oz Artist of theYear"opens for voting, butwho's missing?

Voting has opened for this year’s Channel [V] Oz Artist of the Year. But cast your eyes over the list of all 50 nominees (see below) and you might notice something a little bit odd.

No, it’s not the inclusion of the New Zealand-born Kimbra – we’ve claimed her now, get over it – it’s the fact that world beaters Tame Impala have somehow been overlooked on a list that includes former reality TV contestants Reece Mastin, Timomatic, Ricki-Lee, Stan Walker and Justice Crew, not to mention The Voice host Delta Goodrem.

The simple explanation: their album Lonerism and its first single ‘Elephant’ missed the cut-off. “Unfortunately Tame Impala missed the period for this year’s [V] Oz Artist so we expect they’ll be a big one for us in 2013,” a representative from Channel [V] told FL this week. “A big part of the selection criteria is the video play for the artist for releases from the previous 12 months.”

Every day for the next 49 days, the artist with the least votes will get knocked off the bottom of the list. Right now, Ricki-Lee, The Potbelleez, Gossling and Catcall are all contenders for eviction, unless you head to the website and save them today. Or you could just vote for Gotye like approximately eleventy billion other fans are about to.

The winner of last year’s Oz Artist was rapper 360, who was involved in a mock online feud with another finalist, Short Stack (RIP).

Voting for the Top 50 closes in 49 days.

Channel [V] Oz Artist of the Year nominees

Guy Sebastian
Sam Sparro
Havana Brown
San Cisco
Angus Stone
Hilltop Hoods
Seth Sentry
Ball Park Music
Jessica Mauboy
Bleeding Knees Club
Jonathan Boulet
Sneaky Sound System
Justice Crew
Something For Kate
Boy & Bear
Stan Walker
Last Dinosaurs
The Getaway Plan
Chet Faker
Lisa Mitchell
The Jezabels
Children Collide
Loon Lake
The Potbelleez
Dappled Cities
Matt Corby
The Presets
Deep Sea Arcade
Missy Higgins
The Rubens
Delta Goodrem
The Temper Trap
DZ Deathrays
Northeast House Party
The Veronicas
Flight Facilities
Oh Mercy
Reece Mastin
Van She
Nine Sons of Dan

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crob said on the 14th Oct, 2012

needs more drunk mums


Pat888 said on the 15th Oct, 2012

the comment about tame impala missing out is totally wrong. the spokesperson said that the nominations goes mainly on video plays for the year. if this is the case, something for kate should miss out also, only one video this year for them and it came out the same time as tame impala.


gumbuoy said on the 16th Oct, 2012

That is irrelevant because huskies.

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Napoleon Solo said on the 16th Oct, 2012

Is Channel V using an image of a beaten Rihanna to promote this ?


grattan said on the 16th Oct, 2012

SFK clip came out on the 6th of Sept.
Tame Impala missed the cut off by dropping their clip on the 19th.

Why there's any need for a cut off date weeks before the polling starts is another matter.


grattan said on the 9th Dec, 2012

And the artist of the year according to Channel V... Seth Sentry.

Congratulations to Seth's street team - fine work.