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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 5:19 pm
by squarekara
Go, Peachbox, go!

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:10 am
by RJRouge
Wow, there just really hasn't been a lot happening with this, has there? I'd have hoped we'd have at least gotten word of more online interviews by now.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:42 am
by seaborgium
A friend of mine had a Zoom audition three and a half weeks ago.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:55 am
by RJRouge
What was their audition city?

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:43 am
by seaborgium
San Diego. Seems like they're keeping things fairly local.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:34 am
by Howard
Got an audition last month, where i just answered questions, after that the guy who did the interview told me that if i passed there would be a second phase where i and two others would do a mock game, i got the email telling me i passed exactly a month ago, after that it's been radio silent on their end. Haven't heard of anyone say they did the mock game as of yet.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:31 pm
by triviawayne
Invites to mock games are going out, sone are scheduled for next week.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:25 pm
by RJRouge
So there's still hope for Chicago. I understand why, in the current uncertainty with when tapings will resume and travel arrangements, they'd still be keeping things close.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 pm
by talkingaway
RJRouge wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:25 pm
So there's still hope for Chicago. I understand why, in the current uncertainty with when tapings will resume and travel arrangements, they'd still be keeping things close.
It wouldn't surprise me if we reverted to "originally from XYZ city", with lots of LA locals. I think that's how they used to introduce them in the first season or two of the show. Personally, I'd be a little nervous going to a studio even if I were local - but I'd be terrified getting on a plane and flying cross country.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:18 am
by triviawayne
talkingaway wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 pm
RJRouge wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:25 pm
So there's still hope for Chicago. I understand why, in the current uncertainty with when tapings will resume and travel arrangements, they'd still be keeping things close.
It wouldn't surprise me if we reverted to "originally from XYZ city", with lots of LA locals. I think that's how they used to introduce them in the first season or two of the show. Personally, I'd be a little nervous going to a studio even if I were local - but I'd be terrified getting on a plane and flying cross country.
They can call me, I’ll go!

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:39 am
by idearat
It appears they're still changing things a bit for the Covid era.

Here was my recent timeline:

20 July 20: Email: "Jeopardy! Contestant Audition via Zoom Invite"
22 July 20: An "in-person" test with about 10 other contestant prospects via Zoom.
31 July 20: Email: "Jeopardy! "In-Person" Test Results" that was pretty short: Congratulations! You passed the “In-Person” Test! We are currently working on what will be the next step in your Jeopardy! Contestant Audition process. We’ll be in touch.
The Jeopardy! Contestant Team

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:21 pm
by Woof
Judging from an email I got from The Chase, CA law currently precludes in person auditions for people from outside CA.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:02 am
by trainman
Even though I was theoretically still in the pool from January, I took the Anytime Test on August 5th, and received an invitation today (August 17th) for the next step in the audition process, a Zoom-proctored "in-person" test later this week.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:43 am
by triviawayne
Woof wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:21 pm
Judging from an email I got from The Chase, CA law currently precludes in person auditions for people from outside CA.
The way I've seen things, The Chase (and I would suspect Jeopardy along with it) aren't even taking contestants from more than a two-hour drive to LA.

We've heard J is taping again as we know contestants have been called to the studio, but I haven't seen a single shot of the studio so we can see the socially distant podiums. Does anyone have confirmation of taping happening, or information on when the new season starts?

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:07 am
by seaborgium
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:43 am
Does anyone have confirmation of taping happening, or information on when the new season starts?
It's hearsay, but a friend and former contestant posted on Facebook on August 1 that they had spoken to a real estate agent who recognized their name ("Is this _____ of Jeopardy! fame?"), and as it turned out, the real estate agent had recently taped in the first session of season 37.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:09 am
by MarkBarrett
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:07 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:43 am
Does anyone have confirmation of taping happening, or information on when the new season starts?
It's hearsay, but a friend and former contestant posted on Facebook on August 1 that they had spoken to a real estate agent who recognized their name ("Is this _____ of Jeopardy! fame?"), and as it turned out, the real estate agent had recently taped in the first session of season 37.
To me the photo of Alex with the mail, dressed up looking show-ready and the new logo behind him was all the proof I needed that S37 games were being taped.

If there is a photo of the redesigned contestant side of the stage I have not come across it yet.

At this point I would say go ahead and use a fairly dark pencil to write in Sept. 14 for the start of the new season. Next week ask the Danny guy to forward his screen guide to the 14th to what his listings show.

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:50 pm
by trainman
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:43 am
The way I've seen things, The Chase (and I would suspect Jeopardy along with it) aren't even taking contestants from more than a two-hour drive to LA.
"The Chase" is at least interviewing potential contestants from farther away than that -- I had an audition session that included two people from Northern California (one in San Jose, and one from a small town north of the Bay Area).

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:24 am
by triviawayne
trainman wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:50 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:43 am
The way I've seen things, The Chase (and I would suspect Jeopardy along with it) aren't even taking contestants from more than a two-hour drive to LA.
"The Chase" is at least interviewing potential contestants from farther away than that -- I had an audition session that included two people from Northern California (one in San Jose, and one from a small town north of the Bay Area).
That could depend on the timing of your audition; things change quickly...

The Chase is now accepting people from Nevada

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:47 pm
by nadroj93
COVID made the wait after a test even more maddening than normal. My city is Chicago and I haven't seen any updates for that at all ... is it worth holding out hope that they will be sitting on those test results until they can pull names for auditions?

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:33 am
by triviawayne
nadroj93 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:47 pm
COVID made the wait after a test even more maddening than normal. My city is Chicago and I haven't seen any updates for that at all ... is it worth holding out hope that they will be sitting on those test results until they can pull names for auditions?
They are doing zoom auditions now, so hold on to the hope.