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Good morning Michelle,
I think 50,000 is pretty high although you never know. I just don't think they could possibly see that many people. But, that doesn't mean that many people won't show up. "Idol" has tens of thousands of people audition. Everybody gets a few seconds to make it past a casting director or producer. With a show like American Inventor, everyone getting their spot in front of a producer takes a lot of time. Jodi received the post card about the same time we did. Probably because we live in the same rural area West of Milwaukee. If too many people show up I would imagine that they will do some sort of pre-screen before the main pitch. It would be a terrible thing if some great inventions did not make it to the show because of too many people. I think there were 1,200 people in Chicago last year. It started at 8:00 a.m. and we were #71. We were done around noon and I heard that the auditions didn't end until late that night. Eric Thompson, Ed Hall, Jodi Pliszka, Paul and Donovan(Cookie Stacker) and myself all auditioned in Chicago. We waited inside of Navy Pier and I don't think anymore people would have fit. After meeting them all in Hollywood I remembered seeing them in Chicago. Out of so many people auditioning, it was amazing to see each other move on in the competition. When the judges gave us our "yes" votes, only 3 of us made it through that day. It was us, Ed Hall and Chris Mikolvsky with the Drink/Bev plate. We were all excited but nervous. We were in a room at the Los Angeles Shreraton taking a 4 hour Psych test together and none of us could talk because it was a nervous time.