Boyzone and Westlife go head to head tonight at Dublin's Meteor Awards -- and singer Nicky Byrne is hopeful his band will come out on top.
Both bands are bidding to clinch the coveted Best Irish Pop Act Award.
Westlife have already scooped a staggering eight Meteor Awards in just ten years -- but Nicky is hoping Westlife will get number nine tonight at the glittering awards ceremony.
Despite collecting a clutch of awards at the ceremony over the years, winning a Meteor is still something Westlife star holds dear.
"I will have the fingers crossed but just being nominated again was a big thrill for all of us," he said.
Both Nicky and Shane will be flying in for the music bash in the RDS tonight -- Kian Egan and Mark Feehily couldn't make it due to other commitments.
Nicky's wife Georgina and Shane's wife Gillian will be accompanying their husbands as they celebrate their achievements.
Father-of-two Nicky, who is married to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's daughter, Georgina, said of the awards: "I am really looking forward to the Meteors -- it's always a great night.
"It's great to be nominated by the fans, that's what means so much,"
The band have been off the scene since last summer -- but their blistering performance in Croke Park last June might just be enough to tip the category in their favour.
Some 82,000 fans flocked to Croke Park in June to catch their band play its biggest gig. Brian McFadden recently revealed his biggest regret on leaving Westlife was missing the opportunity at the Croker gig.