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The Ultimate Popstar Countdown 2017 - #450a

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Mvnl, May 8, 2017.

  1. Leona Lewis only one vote? You are sure about it?

    I remember What Is Love well (and I liked that song a lot) but did Howard Jones apart from that song anything?

    I really enjoyed Chisu. That's really cool. I only know Sunrise Avenue and Lordi from Finland. I will listen to some songs of her!
     
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  2. Ouch. Now that was a surprise!
     
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  3. I loved Boomx4 at the time, and Vengaroy is one of the all-time great backing dancers.

    Howard Jones - I find "New Song" his best, and occasionally when I watch videos of his performance I get the urge to become a mime dressed in chains just so I can mime throwing off mental chains.
     
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  4. My personal biggest drop.
     
  5. CRIKEY!

    Poor Leona.
     
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  6. Oh wow, Leona, I wasn't expecting that!

    Howard Jones must have been @Eric Generic and Maxwell must have been @Baby Clyde, surely?

    Brandon Flowers had some brilliant solo tracks. Is it unpopular to think that Crossfire is still the best?
     
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  7. He had a decade of big to middling chart success (1983-1993)...What Is Love? was his highest charting single (#2), with New Song (#3), Like To Get To Know You Well (#4) and Things Can Only Get Better (#6) not far behind. Hide & Seek only made #12 but is considered to be his finest moment. The UK hits dried up surprisingly fast (by late 1986 he was flopping, never to return to the Top 40), but he carried on having hits in the US until 1990 and remained big in Northern Europe all through the 1990s.
     
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    2014 Staff Member

    VENGABOYS yaaaaaas - and poor Leona, we hate X Factor winners don't we?
     
  9. You mean Howard Jones of course...
     
  10. @Mvnl I'm really enjoying your countdown videos, and I enjoyed revisiting the older countdown one's the other night for their re-posts. You are doing such a excellent job with everything! The videos are one of my essential favorite parts about the results to this wonderful artist/song contest!

    I was wondering, what video editing software do you use to make the videos?
     
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  11. Poor Leona. That Chisu song sounds amazing - and never expected to see Nu'est here! The countdown continues to surprise, love the diversity in each vid.
     
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  12. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    I just got home and doublechecked the sheets, but yeah: I'm sure!
    Might be a case of different people voting than last time, but in general I'm guessing that while there is still some love for her she recently hasn't done much to stay/become anyone's 'favourite'
     
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  13. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    I'm using Adobe Premiere.
    Which (like me) is capable of doing a lot more than these videos show, but I had to find a good middleground between it looking nice enough while not being so timeconsuming I give up after 5 videos.
     
  14. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    I must add to the love for Chisu. I'm not the biggest fan of songs where I can't understand the lyrics, but this sounded absolutely lovely and rather epic nonetheless.

    Throwaway pop as they were they Vengaboys actually had quite some 90s classics, and they might make my 'ultimate 90s acts' list if we'd ever do something like that.
     
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  15. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    I personally have no experience with Elements so I wouldn't dare to say what it can and can't do compared to Premiere.
    I once started out with Pinnacle Studio which pretty much was Microsoft Paint compared to Adobe's Photoshop. With Adobe there's loads and loads of features, but just like with Photoshop when you're just getting started or just want to make very basic cuts/videos it might just be confusing and a basic program might do the job just as well.
     
  16. I'm totally confused. There seems to be Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Premiere Pro, is there another one you are using?
     
  17. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Oh right, no Pinnacle is an entirely different brand which is more Windows Movie Maker quality.
    I'm using Pro and I'm assuming Elements is somewhere in between. It will probably be aimed a bit more at the average person wanting to quickly edit something and less at professionals, meaning it might lack some features but it could very well mean it's just easier to use when you're just starting out because all those extra features (like the many many options and menus in Photoshop) just are confusing when you're just starting out.

    I'd have to look up what the actual differences are and whether any essential features are lacking or if it's mainly things like advanced color grading and audio enhancement.

    (Just read this and it seems it's indeed a more customerfriendly version that should suffice well enough for the average edit)
     
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  18. Oh thanks that's clearer. Yes I have worked with different computer systems in the NHS and it is true that sometimes the more they do the less useful they can be. I might look at Elements and Pro at some point. As I get further into the retrochart I might want to make my own videos.

    You have previously had some trouble finding sites which will host your videos but now they are on youtube….. has it become easier to get away with copyrighted stuff?
     
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  19. Premier Elements is suitable for beginners whereas Premier Pro doesn't have features removed and is very close to professional editing software like Final Cut Pro though it's more expensive especially for standalone editions like CS6 and CS5 than Elements. My brother has the whole Adobe Creative Suite CC which he pays a monthly subscription for but you can buy the subscription for Premier Pro CC on its own too.
     
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