‘Grafton Street Lights’ by Aimée is the winner

Well done to Aimée who is the winner of the Kildare Village Christmas FM Song Contest 2023 with the catchy and very moving ‘Grafton Street Lights‘

Ireland’s favourite festive radio station, which officially ‘Switches Christmas On’ around the country every year, attracts hundreds of entries annually in its quest to find Ireland’s next Christmas hit. 

The winning song will spread festive cheer through the airwaves as it broadcasts to Christmas FM’s Irish and international fans along with some familiar Christmas favourites such as Wham!, Mariah Carey and Brenda Lee.

‘Grafton Street Lights‘ was composed by Aimée who is from Dublin and it is described as a love letter to Ireland. Aimée says that she wrote the song for all of those people that have moved out of Ireland and miss home at Christmas time.

“I feel extremely grateful that Christmas FM listeners loved my song enough to vote for it as the winning song this year! I’m delighted that listeners related to my song and I’m so glad that I decided to release it this Christmas. Since I was a child, Christmas FM has been one of my favourite things about this time of year – for ‘Grafton Street Lights’ to be chosen as the winning song is amazing, it’s a dream come true!,” said Aimée.

Walter Hegarty, Co-founder of Christmas FM, said“Every year, we are amazed by the sheer musical talent we have in Ireland. We are delighted to name ‘Grafton Street Lights‘ by Aimée as this year’s winner of the Kildare Village Christmas FM Song Contest.  It really captures the Christmas Spirit and is the perfect song to ‘Switch Christmas On’ across the nation. Supporting homegrown Irish talent is  important to Christmas FM and we can’t wait to share this new festive song with our listeners.”

Like all great Christmas songs ‘Grafton Street Lights‘ is a finely balanced mix of the sad with the joyful. Anyone who has spent a Christmas away from Dublin will feel the emotion.

“I don’t want blue skies, I need cold dark nights, dancing with strangers under Grafton Streets Lights,” Aimée sings.

But not so fast with the tissues because this we have the ultimate happy ending.

“I click my heels three times and if it comes true, I’m coming home to you”. 

Earlier this year Aimée released single ‘Hurt Like Hell’.  The Los-Angelas based singer is also part of the Irish Women In Harmony collective, whose first single ‘Dreams’ received over 5 million streams on Spotify and made history as the first female act to hold the number one spot on the Official Homegrown Irish Chart.

You can listen to ‘Grafton Street Lights‘ by Aimée and all the runners-up in this year’s Kildare Village Christmas FM Song Contest at

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