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Los Angeles Auditions

Postby Michelle » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:51 am

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Good luck to everyone who is auditioning today in Los Angeles.

We wish you tons of luck. Please let us know how is all was when you get back.

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Postby Road Show » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:10 am

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To all the inventors at the AI L.A. auditions, I am sending some 'Road Show' karma your way. I can't wait to hear the stories that will come.

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Postby Michelle » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:10 am

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Anyone try out at the Los Angeles auditions? Anybody? Please share what happened?

Postby Michelle » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:44 am

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Just got a field report from someone who will stay anonymous for now:

Auditions for LA were held in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Only 500 or so people showed up.

It seems that there will be no Matt Gallant as the host of Season 2. There's a whole new host. Don't know the name but tall, handsome, bald and black.

There were very few of the same faces from Season 1...so its going to be a whole new type of show.

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Interesting to hear that Matt is out. Doesn't surprise me. I never thought he was the ideal host for a serious invention show. I almost expected some contestant to come out chasing a furry cat toy around the stage. :shock:

Postby Michelle » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:14 am

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I agree but am curious as to who the new host is...anyone?

Postby scrapbookdi » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:14 am

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I am surprised to hear that only 500 people auditioned. On the other hand, not much notice was given to the date and location which makes it harder for people to make the committment to actually go.

Postby Michelle » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:22 am

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Yes, I agree. I heard there were more people than that but only about 500 inventors auditioning.

Yes, it will be interesting as I think they were prediciting several thousands at each city.

Anyone able to confirm the numbers?

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Postby Heather615 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:06 am

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Does everbody get to see the other people's inventions while waiting? Does anybody know if there were there any good ones that might be contenders?

Postby Michelle » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:16 am

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Hi:

We got an email from Sheryl McDonald about the Los Angeles Auditions:

> Hello AI1 peeps,
> Just to let you know, I attended the AI2 Auditions today with 3
> inventors I coached.

> It was verrrrry different from last year. It was held at the LA
> Convention Center and it seemed (don't quote me) there must have been
> 500 or so hopefuls. The cameras were egging folks on and pumping them
> up when all of a sudden in the middle of the crowd there was this
> handsome, bald, African-American fellow yelling to the camera "Whose
> the next American Inventor?" - so Matt Galant has changed quite a bit
> or he's been replaced, too. There was nobody as far as Producers,
etc. from last
> season there. A BRAND SPANKING SHINY NEW SHOW!

> I waited with my hopefuls for about 3 hours seemingly unnoticed but
> for a few folks who had the smarts to quiz me on what my experience
> was on Season 1. As we made our way to the sign-in table, one of the
gals working > there said a happy and familiar (although I have no idea who she is) "HI!" to me... and asked if I was auditioning again to which I said, "No, I'm just here supporting friends." My hopefuls were handed a
piece
> of paper explaining how the day would go. They would stand before a > producer for 2 minutes and talk about themselves, what inspired their
> invention and how they would pitch it to the "panel of celebrity
> judges". They made it clear that was not the "pitch time". If the
> producer in the room wanted them to advance, they would give them a
> yellow card moving them onto another room. If not, they got a "happy
> thank-you" letter stating they were "free to move forward on (their)
> own".

We continued our way upstairs where in a span of about 2 hours 1
Producer and 1 PA came up
> to me to confirm it was, indeed, ME! They said they wanted to get me
on
> film sitting with my friends if that was cool. I agreed but suffice it
> to say, didn't stick around long enough to hold them to it.
> The hopefuls all seemed to be just that - hopeful and I maintained
my
> integrity by accentuating the positive points of my experience. I
> have no idea who made it onward but was relieved I wasn't amongst the
> auditioners (for you former judges, you should know they never showed me saying it but every time I knew I had to present in front of you I
> stated, "I just hope I don't projectile vomit on the judges" because
> that's just the kind of gal I am).
> I wish I had more to tell you but that was my AI2 experience in a
> nutshell.

> Sheryl McDonald, American Inventor Class of 2007
>
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