After 12 months of music and 5 weeks of polls, we’ve reached the thrilling conclusion of the 2010 Vocaloidism Awards. Not much else to say, since 2011 has already gone off to an awesome start (and we’ll actually get to that later), so let’s cut to the chase.
Well, not before one thing: our final total, 5,208 votes. Thank you for every single one. Now, on to the winners.
Sanrio once again proves that they own our souls. Even though it wasn’t as bad as Yuki or Sonika, I’m disappointed with Tonio’s result. Anyone who compares favorably with Dean Martin is automatically awesome.
The 37-point win is the largest margin of victory in the short history of the Vocaloidism Awards. The 182-vote difference is 2nd-largest. Either way, it’s a 4th award in a very productive year for DECO*27
Matryoshka, Rolling Girl, and Mozaik Role were all very close (as demonstrated by the picture at the top of the article). However, in the 2nd week, Matryoshka pulled away giving Hachi a bit of an upset victory. The win makes it two awards for 2010 and three overall.
Now that all the awards are gone, and all the praise given out, we’ve come to the end of our 2nd annual Vocaloidism Awards. I once again thank the hundreds, if not thousands, that voted over the past 5 weeks. Without you, there are no awards. I’d also like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and our nominees. You have all done exemplary work over the past year, and these awards are a show of our appreciation. Of course, I must acknowledge our blog staff for creating some of the best lists of nominees I have seen. As I said before, all those “this was a tough choice” comments make me happy, because it means we picked out the best of the best.
And finally, we look to the future of Vocaloid fandom and this blog. 2011 is already shaping up to be an amazing year. January gave us over 113,000 hits, more than triple the hits from the first month of 2010. That means we are still growing by leaps and bounds, all thanks to you, and we’re trying to constantly trying to grow and improve with you and for you. We’re now active on twitter and Facebook, and we see a lot of talk about us. Some of it’s good, and some of it’s bad, but that’s to be expected. Believe it or not, we want all of that feedback. If there are any suggestions you may have, or articles you want to pitch, or music or art you want to share, don’t hesitate to contact us. Most of us are active on Vocaforum, and we’d be happy to talk to you. The best way to get what you want and to help make the blog better is for you to tell us directly, so don’t be shy. Help us make Vocaloidism not only the center of the English Vocaloid Community in 2011, but the center of the International Vocaloid World. We can do it; I know we can.
Thank you once again for another successful awards season. We’ll see you again soon.