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The Script pin hopes on US teen idol awards

THE Script are officially on a quest for global super-stardom.

The boys have nabbed a nomination for a coveted Teen Choice Awards ceremony in California, which will take place next month, and has officially put them in the big league.

As the Dublin rockers are setting to conquer the international music scene, nabbing their first US number one last month, they are finally being acknowledged for their efforts.

Danny O'Donoghue, Glen Power and Mark Sheehan will be battling it out in the Choice Rock Track category for their song Breakeven, and will be fighting against multi-award winning acts One Republic, Train, Paramore and Jack Johnson.

The list of nominees in other categories including film, TV and music reads like a virtual who's who of the showbiz industry.

The upcoming LA ceremony will be aired on major US network Fox on Monday, August 9 and regularly commands an audience of several million.

This year's awards are expected to be the most star studded yet, with I Kissed a Girl singer Katy Perry acting as host. In a quirky twist, the ceremony shuns the traditional route of giving winners a golden statuette, and instead viewers watch as their favourite stars struggle to carry home the giant surfboards.

The awards are decided by the voting public and have helped launch the career of several teen idols - including Zac Efron and Hilary Duff.

The Script have encouraged teens to get voting via their website, saying: "If you love Breakeven, now it's the time to show it!"

The awards made international headlines last year as the setting of Miley Cyrus' now infamous onstage pole dancing performance.

Other nominees this year are Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Timbaland and the Black Eyed Peas.

cmcbride@herald.ie


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