We were told at the audition that anyone who made it to the next round would be contacted within 3 weeks. We had a good feeling we were in at the audition because we pitched to Daniel Soiseth, who was last year's co-producer. He is originally from Minneapolis so he understood the tailgating theme of our invention. He told us to be prepared for the judges in L.A. because America is going to want to see more video of our product. The way we took that was, "You're going to Hollywood. Anyhow I got the call on a Friday night the first or second week of January and they told me I was going to Hollywood. At that point I did not know how many people had made it to the first L.A. round. The number was 350. We were told to wear the same clothes we wore at our audition so if any of you audition in a cold-weather city, don't wear your coat or a sweater to the audition as you will sweat in L.A.'s 80 degree temperature when you pitch to the judges. For those of you that made it in front of the cameras, you know how hot it is with all of the lights and cameras on you.
One thing to note, they will only call you if you make it. Also, if you are told you made it, don't rest on that as some people were called back and told that they actually now are not going. If you make it, don't tell anybody and don't write about it on a forum(no offense Michelle and the others) We signed a multi-million dollar confidentiality agreement stating that basically we wouldn't say anything to anybody about anything.
Before you audition make sure that you have all of your paperwork filled out. You don't want to be finishing it while you are waiting in line. You will add even more frustation to an already nervous time.