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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Golf » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:22 am

clt013 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:56 am
So I auditioned in Omaha yesterday afternoon. A few notes:

There were 18 men and 3 women in the group.
Guaranteed the 3 women will appear on the show. And then maybe 3 of the 18 men. Man grumble.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by morbeedo » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 am

Someone posted on reddit that s/he just got the call ... 30 months after the audition. That's just cruel, man

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by zerobandwidth » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:01 am

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 am
Someone posted on reddit that s/he just got the call ... 30 months after the audition. That's just cruel, man
Welp, there goes that record :lol:
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:04 am

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 am
Someone posted on reddit that s/he just got the call ... 30 months after the audition. That's just cruel, man
I'll take that cruelty any day over not getting The Call at all. :D

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Woof » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:03 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:04 am
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 am
Someone posted on reddit that s/he just got the call ... 30 months after the audition. That's just cruel, man
I'll take that cruelty any day over not getting The Call at all. :D
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:35 pm

clt013 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:56 am
So I auditioned in Omaha yesterday afternoon. A few notes:

There were 18 men and 3 women in the group. (Also, a local meteorologist participated for fun - there was a video of the report on the WOWT-TV web site.)
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I was there, too! (I was the guy singing Taylor Swift :P ). Good luck!
Golf wrote: Guaranteed the 3 women will appear on the show. And then maybe 3 of the 18 men. Man grumble.
When I told my wife there were only 3 women in the room, she said the same thing, "Well that doesn't seem fair. I'm sure all 3 of them will get on the show!"

If the below is true, it's probably only 1-2 of the men! :shock:
doitneatly wrote: "75,000 people take the online quiz,
We invite 2,000-3,000 for in-person auditions,
300-400 get called to tape an appearance."
10-20% would get somewhere from 2-4 from each audition group?
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by clt013 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:24 pm

TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:35 pm

I was there, too! (I was the guy singing Taylor Swift :P ). Good luck!
Good luck to you as well - would be great to see anybody (including Rusty the ineligible meteorologist) who was there on the show. :)

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by britt408 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:21 pm

Golf wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:22 am
clt013 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:56 am
So I auditioned in Omaha yesterday afternoon. A few notes:

There were 18 men and 3 women in the group.
Guaranteed the 3 women will appear on the show. And then maybe 3 of the 18 men. Man grumble.
Well I sure hope you are right since I was one of those 3 women :D This is my 2nd time swimming in the adult pool but I also had auditions for the teen tournament twice, and college tournament once. So if they'd just put me on now that'd be great!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by britt408 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:01 pm

clt013 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:24 pm
TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:35 pm

I was there, too! (I was the guy singing Taylor Swift :P ). Good luck!
Good luck to you as well - would be great to see anybody (including Rusty the ineligible meteorologist) who was there on the show. :)
Rusty was pretty good - too bad he's not eligible! Good luck to you both!!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:16 pm

britt408 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:01 pm
clt013 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:24 pm
TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:35 pm

I was there, too! (I was the guy singing Taylor Swift :P ). Good luck!
Good luck to you as well - would be great to see anybody (including Rusty the ineligible meteorologist) who was there on the show. :)
Rusty was pretty good - too bad he's not eligible! Good luck to you both!!
Of course they put Rusty's best get on the air:

http://www.wowt.com/video?vid=448087093
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by quartinsession » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:51 pm

Just got an invite to audition in Toronto on November 15! This is my second audition (first was in 2014), and I'm quite surprised because I thought this was the first online test on which I scored less than 35 (I was thinking 33 or 34). :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by mfc248 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:52 pm

I've started hearing that emails for a set of auditions in Toronto have been sent out; nothing yet on when said auditions might be held.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Troydozzy » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:48 pm

quartinsession wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Just got an invite to audition in Toronto on November 15! This is my second audition (first was in 2014), and I'm quite surprised because I thought this was the first online test on which I scored less than 35 (I was thinking 33 or 34). :D :D :D :D :D
That's great! Good luck at the audition.

I was hoping for an audition this year, but I had a pretty poor test result. Fingers crossed that it won't take another 3 years before the auditions come back to Toronto!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by JEB » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm

It really irritates me - sufficiently to register in order to make this comment - to see the consistent expression of the idea that women who audition are "guaranteed" to get on the show, while poor men don't have an equal shot. I've auditioned three times and not been asked to be on the show yet (I am in the current pool) and I'm sure many women could say the same. I also haven't found the audition pool to be that dramatically unbalanced. There were more men then women in my first two auditions but not drastically so; ironically the most unbalanced pool was at the most recent one in a stereo-typically more liberal and larger city. I did at that audition overhear the same old "oh I'm an old white guy so I'll never get on" talk. I know it must be frustrating to have a dream that is subject to non-objective factors. You can't get on Jeopardy by getting the highest score on the test - you have to appeal to them enough for them to want to put you on a tv show. But I would think a little about what kind of impression you might be creating when you have this kind of sour grapes attitude at the back of your mind. And I'd also think a little bit more about how offensive it is to be making the assumptions I see some of you making.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Golf » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:12 pm

JEB wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm
It really irritates me - sufficiently to register in order to make this comment - to see the consistent expression of the idea that women who audition are "guaranteed" to get on the show, while poor men don't have an equal shot. I've auditioned three times and not been asked to be on the show yet (I am in the current pool) and I'm sure many women could say the same. I also haven't found the audition pool to be that dramatically unbalanced. There were more men then women in my first two auditions but not drastically so; ironically the most unbalanced pool was at the most recent one in a stereo-typically more liberal and larger city. I did at that audition overhear the same old "oh I'm an old white guy so I'll never get on" talk. I know it must be frustrating to have a dream that is subject to non-objective factors. You can't get on Jeopardy by getting the highest score on the test - you have to appeal to them enough for them to want to put you on a tv show. But I would think a little about what kind of impression you might be creating when you have this kind of sour grapes attitude at the back of your mind. And I'd also think a little bit more about how offensive it is to be making the assumptions I see some of you making.
When it's documented over the years that auditions contain ~67% men and it's also documented that the ratio of contestants is 50/50 between men and women, it's obvious to everybody that a woman has a much better chance of being selected for the show once reaching an audition.

You can be offended all you want, but it's the truth.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 pm

Golf wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:12 pm
JEB wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm
It really irritates me - sufficiently to register in order to make this comment - to see the consistent expression of the idea that women who audition are "guaranteed" to get on the show, while poor men don't have an equal shot. I've auditioned three times and not been asked to be on the show yet (I am in the current pool) and I'm sure many women could say the same. I also haven't found the audition pool to be that dramatically unbalanced. There were more men then women in my first two auditions but not drastically so; ironically the most unbalanced pool was at the most recent one in a stereo-typically more liberal and larger city. I did at that audition overhear the same old "oh I'm an old white guy so I'll never get on" talk. I know it must be frustrating to have a dream that is subject to non-objective factors. You can't get on Jeopardy by getting the highest score on the test - you have to appeal to them enough for them to want to put you on a tv show. But I would think a little about what kind of impression you might be creating when you have this kind of sour grapes attitude at the back of your mind. And I'd also think a little bit more about how offensive it is to be making the assumptions I see some of you making.
When it's documented over the years that auditions contain ~67% men and it's also documented that the ratio of contestants is 50/50 between men and women, it's obvious to everybody that a woman has a much better chance of being selected for the show once reaching an audition.

You can be offended all you want, but it's the truth.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by boson » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:47 pm

Congrats to the Toronto auditioners... I am not among them. Sigh.

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Post by NoWhammies10 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:06 pm

Me neither. :(

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rouquinne » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:44 pm

I got mine today - my second.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by BobF » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:12 pm

quartinsession wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Just got an invite to audition in Toronto on November 15! This is my second audition (first was in 2014), and I'm quite surprised because I thought this was the first online test on which I scored less than 35 (I was thinking 33 or 34). :D :D :D :D :D
Luckily for you the US-Canadian exchange rate is more favorable this year.

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