Timing of Audition Invite Emails

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by RandyG » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:08 pm

barandall800 wrote:OK, one last time:

Online test: January 2016
Audition email: June 22
Vegas audition: July 15
The Call: February 8, 2017
(My tape date is March 8 and it will air at the end of June.)

I. Got. The. Call. I GOT THE CALL!

It's definitely still sinking in. It came when I was in a choir rehearsal and couldn't answer my phone. I freaked out when I looked afterwards and saw that the number was from Culver City. Then I listened to my voicemail and it was one of the coordinators asking to verify my info and (the whole "pre-call" call thing that happens sometimes). I told myself it didn't mean anything for sure ... I called back as soon as I got done with my next class, and answered all the questions ... and then Ryan, the contestant coordinator I was talking with, just launched right in and told me they wanted me to be on the show. At which point I ... was relatively calm on the phone, but my mind was doing cartwheels and then some. (I didn't expect it all to happen in the same call. On top of not expecting to even get a call in the first place.)

This was my fifth audition (and my first Adult one). I know for a fact I wouldn't be at this point without all of you folks here, which is why I'm so excited to make this post.

All of this seems so surreal to type. It's certainly going to be an exciting ride! :)
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by econgator » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:46 pm

barandall800 wrote:OK, one last time:

Online test: January 2016
Audition email: June 22
Vegas audition: July 15
The Call: February 8, 2017
(My tape date is March 8 and it will air at the end of June.)

I. Got. The. Call. I GOT THE CALL!

It's definitely still sinking in. It came when I was in a choir rehearsal and couldn't answer my phone. I freaked out when I looked afterwards and saw that the number was from Culver City. Then I listened to my voicemail and it was one of the coordinators asking to verify my info and (the whole "pre-call" call thing that happens sometimes). I told myself it didn't mean anything for sure ... I called back as soon as I got done with my next class, and answered all the questions ... and then Ryan, the contestant coordinator I was talking with, just launched right in and told me they wanted me to be on the show. At which point I ... was relatively calm on the phone, but my mind was doing cartwheels and then some. (I didn't expect it all to happen in the same call. On top of not expecting to even get a call in the first place.)

Awesome, Brandon! Can't wait to see you!
This was my fifth audition (and my first Adult one). I know for a fact I wouldn't be at this point without all of you folks here, which is why I'm so excited to make this post.

All of this seems so surreal to type. It's certainly going to be an exciting ride! :)

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:55 pm

Thanks for sharing the great news, Brandon. Congrats on getting "The Call" which is indeed a pleasure for anyone fortunate enough to receive one.

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Post by triviawayne » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:08 pm

barandall800 wrote:OK, one last time:

Online test: January 2016
Audition email: June 22
Vegas audition: July 15
The Call: February 8, 2017
(My tape date is March 8 and it will air at the end of June.)

I. Got. The. Call. I GOT THE CALL!

It's definitely still sinking in. It came when I was in a choir rehearsal and couldn't answer my phone. I freaked out when I looked afterwards and saw that the number was from Culver City. Then I listened to my voicemail and it was one of the coordinators asking to verify my info and (the whole "pre-call" call thing that happens sometimes). I told myself it didn't mean anything for sure ... I called back as soon as I got done with my next class, and answered all the questions ... and then Ryan, the contestant coordinator I was talking with, just launched right in and told me they wanted me to be on the show. At which point I ... was relatively calm on the phone, but my mind was doing cartwheels and then some. (I didn't expect it all to happen in the same call. On top of not expecting to even get a call in the first place.)

This was my fifth audition (and my first Adult one). I know for a fact I wouldn't be at this point without all of you folks here, which is why I'm so excited to make this post.

All of this seems so surreal to type. It's certainly going to be an exciting ride! :)
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:34 pm

That's fantastic, Brandon! Rise and shout!
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Post by bpmod » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:49 pm

Yay Brandon!!

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Post by Magna » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:07 am

When they called, did you tell them you were a felon?

J/k! Have a great time and best of luck! :D

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Post by Peachbox » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:30 am

Congrats! :D

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Post by BobF » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:06 am

barandall800 wrote:OK, one last time:

Online test: January 2016
Audition email: June 22
Vegas audition: July 15
The Call: February 8, 2017
(My tape date is March 8 and it will air at the end of June.)

I. Got. The. Call. I GOT THE CALL!

It's definitely still sinking in. It came when I was in a choir rehearsal and couldn't answer my phone. I freaked out when I looked afterwards and saw that the number was from Culver City. Then I listened to my voicemail and it was one of the coordinators asking to verify my info and (the whole "pre-call" call thing that happens sometimes). I told myself it didn't mean anything for sure ... I called back as soon as I got done with my next class, and answered all the questions ... and then Ryan, the contestant coordinator I was talking with, just launched right in and told me they wanted me to be on the show. At which point I ... was relatively calm on the phone, but my mind was doing cartwheels and then some. (I didn't expect it all to happen in the same call. On top of not expecting to even get a call in the first place.)

This was my fifth audition (and my first Adult one). I know for a fact I wouldn't be at this point without all of you folks here, which is why I'm so excited to make this post.

All of this seems so surreal to type. It's certainly going to be an exciting ride! :)
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Post by lbligh » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:18 am

Congratulations and good luck!
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by dhkendall » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:07 am

Great news Brandon! Nice to see a regular get it! (And it's worth noting how many times he said he was in the pool, for those (like me) currently a bit down they have to towel off yet again)
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Post by jjwaymee » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:46 am

I'm very excited for you Brandon! Best of luck!!!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Woof » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:37 am

WTG, Brandon! Can't wait to see you on the show. The questions are guaranteed to be easier than mine :mrgreen:

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Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:34 pm

Congrats Brandon!

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Post by StevenH » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:00 pm

Congrats, Brandon! TPTB made a great choice!

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:06 pm

Congrats!!! Best of luck to you.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Blue Lion » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:19 pm

barandall800 wrote:OK, one last time:

Online test: January 2016
Audition email: June 22
Vegas audition: July 15
The Call: February 8, 2017
(My tape date is March 8 and it will air at the end of June.)

I. Got. The. Call. I GOT THE CALL!

It's definitely still sinking in. It came when I was in a choir rehearsal and couldn't answer my phone. I freaked out when I looked afterwards and saw that the number was from Culver City. Then I listened to my voicemail and it was one of the coordinators asking to verify my info and (the whole "pre-call" call thing that happens sometimes). I told myself it didn't mean anything for sure ... I called back as soon as I got done with my next class, and answered all the questions ... and then Ryan, the contestant coordinator I was talking with, just launched right in and told me they wanted me to be on the show. At which point I ... was relatively calm on the phone, but my mind was doing cartwheels and then some. (I didn't expect it all to happen in the same call. On top of not expecting to even get a call in the first place.)

This was my fifth audition (and my first Adult one). I know for a fact I wouldn't be at this point without all of you folks here, which is why I'm so excited to make this post.

All of this seems so surreal to type. It's certainly going to be an exciting ride! :)
You have plenty of information stored in your noggin, so you're going to do fine. Have fun!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Spiny Norman » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:10 pm

Best of luck to you, Brandon! If you are not flying home right after taping, come by O'Briens on Wilshire in Santa Monica for pub quiz. I'll bet you may recognize some of the people there that evening since we have a number of regulars who have been on J!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Good luck, Brandon. When J! got rid of the age limit for the college tournament, I was hoping that they would have more non-traditional college students like you, but at least you get to be on the show.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Volante » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:18 pm

So, not as exciting as The Call, but a little Thunderbirdy told me LA's going to have an audition on 16 March, too.

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