As requested and promised – here are some extra results.
Thank you for all of your emails and messages so far – and we are thrilled to hear that so many of you are discovering new performers, contacting eachother and enjoying all of the videos and links! This is a large part of why we do this, thank you for your amazing response.
When we launched the voting for 2010, we asked people to consider the non-performing members of the community that work equally as hard and contribute so much, and many non-performers were nominated this year. However, none of them quite made the Top 50.
We decided to announce the 2010 Top 10 highest-polling ‘Non-Performers’ / Unique Contributors – many of which received a very high number of votes and should be celebrated too. In one or two cases, individuals classed as such are those who perform, but are also widely known for their work and achievements off-stage…
TOP 10 ‘Non-Performers’ / Unique Contributors
Don Spiro (Photographer)
Laura Herbert (Director of The Burlesque Hall of Fame)
Franky Vivid (Producer)
Sam Hernandez (Photographer)
Paula the Swedish Housewife (Producer/Performer)
Holli-Mae Johnson [Thank you! Ed.]
Rick Delaup (Historian/Producer)
Jonny Porkpie (Performer/Producer/Writer)
Jac Bowie (Producer/Agent)
Chris Beyond (Producer/Journalist) + Jen Gapay (Producer) [Tied]
We also decided to release a list of 100 – 51 this year. Hundreds of individuals were nominated, and so many wonderful and popular performers polled very closely together, but didn’t make it into the Top 50. Therefore, in the interests of celebrating as many people as possible, we thought you would like to see this list as well, and many of you have encouraged us to do so since we announced this.
We have put this list into alphabetical order, because at this point, it’s not really about position. Thousands of you have voted from across the world, and out of over four-hundred individuals and groups nominated, these people made it into your 2010 Top 100. There are more than fifty people in the following list, due to a few tied positions…
51 – 100
Vivienne VaVoom (Michelle Baldwin)
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