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Mix-up clanger at Australian country music awards
糗大了 澳洲鄉村音樂獎錯頒得獎人

Australia country band Brock Country set up their equipment on the back of a trailer in front of Camp Quality during Tamworth Country Music Festival in Tamworth, Australia on Jan. 20.
這張一月二十日塔姆瓦斯鄉村音樂節舉辦期間攝於澳洲塔姆瓦斯,是Brock Country樂團在拖板車後方設置裝備的照片。

PHOTO: EPA 照片:歐新社

Organizers of Australian country music’s biggest awards night have been left red-faced as the coveted “Golden Guitar” award presentations were bungled.

The Country Music Association of Australia said it was “incredibly sorry” that a mix-up saw Lee Kernaghan handed the award for Album of the Year instead of the rightful winner, Graeme Connors.

They said the wrong envelope was given to the host of the awards night on Jan. 22, which marked the end of the 39th annual Tamworth Country Music Festival — the nation’s most famous celebration of the genre.

“We clearly don’t believe that this is good enough for country music, we don’t believe it’s good enough for the artists, we are incredibly sorry,” association general manager Cheryl Hayes told the media on Jan. 23.

Hayes said that after the award — the final one of the night — had been given out, “a great deal of confusion ensued” and it was not possible to repeat the presentation with the correct winner.

Kernaghan — winner of the Top Selling Album of the Year award — later congratulated Connors, saying he was feeling “fairly philosophical about this.”

“There is such thing as human error and this is what occurred on the night,” he said in a statement.

Connors said the mistake had been corrected “and in the current situation with so many dire events surrounding us, is a very small hiccup,” alluding to the flood crisis currently gripping large areas of the nation.

The country music association has vowed to probe the “major error” which is reminiscent of last year’s Australia’s Next Top Model mistake in which the wrong young woman was named the winner of the reality show on live TV.

(AFP)

澳洲鄉村音樂最盛大頒獎晚會以失誤收場,因為眾所矚目的「金吉他獎」發生頒錯獎的烏龍。

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. bungle v.

失誤;搞砸 (shi1 wu4; gao3 za2)

例: The thieves totally bungled the robbery when they accidentally locked themselves in the bank vault.

(小偷們將他們自己鎖在銀行保險庫,完全搞砸這樁搶劫。)

2. human error n. phr.

人為疏失 (ren2 wei2 shu1 shi1)

例: The investigation revealed that the system breakdown was caused by a computer virus, not human error as previously thought.

(調查後發現系統當機是因電腦病毒引起的,並非先前指稱的人為疏失。)

3. small hiccup n. phr.

小事一樁 (xiao3 shi4 yi1 zhuang1)

例: This is more than a small hiccup. The entire MRT system is flooded.

(這不只是小事一樁。整個捷運系統都被擠爆了。)


澳洲鄉村音樂協表示,年度「最佳專輯」獎應當頒給格雷姆‧康諾斯,未料卻錯頒給李‧科納根,協會對這件事感到「極為抱歉」。

他們指出,一月二十二日第三十九屆年度塔姆瓦斯鄉村音樂節頒獎晚會壓軸,主持人拿到錯的信封。這個音樂節是澳洲最著名的鄉村音樂盛會。

協會經理雪瑞兒‧海斯一月二十三日向媒體表示,「我們認為這對鄉村音樂是不好的,我們也認為這對不起藝術家,我們為此感到極為抱歉。」

海斯說在當晚最後一個獎項頒發後,「引發極大的混亂」,也沒有辦法重新頒發給正確的得獎者。

拿下年度「暢銷專輯」獎的科納根,隨後恭喜康諾斯獲獎,並說他整件事有「很哲學的看法」。

他說,「人難免犯錯,而當晚發生的事情即為人為疏失的一例。」

康諾斯說這個錯誤已經更正,「並且相較於發生在我們周遭發生的許多天災人禍,這算是小事一樁」。他指的是最近發生在澳洲境內的水患

鄉村音樂協會答應要將這樁「嚴重誤失」查清楚,這讓人想起去年澳洲的超級模特兒新秀大賽,一位年輕女子在現場電視節目被錯報冠軍的烏龍事件。

(法新社/翻譯:林亞蒂)

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