Do you really think they watch them all audition?!

@larian (50)
January 23, 2007 5:10pm CST
No way can they see that many people. They show shots of one city with crowds filling an entire areana. ONE! Let's say an avergage a audition takes 2 minutes. That's 2 minutes for all 80,000 or whatever audition for it. Still think they audition that amount? :P
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@carissa765 (1098)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I don't know that they watch them all, but I would imagine they watch as many as they can in the time allotted. Like say you have two days to do all of the auditions in Huston, that would be kinda unreasonable, concidering that Huston alone has tons of people in it. So I would say that they tell everyone you are this number, and if you dont get in tough. And Simon, Randy, and Paula sit for like 16 hours a day for as long as they can stay in that city and listen to as many as they can. But, no I do not think they listen to them all.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I hope they do let all those people audition. That would be so cruel if they didn't. Those people look like they wait in those lines for days. But I thought that was the real reason behind them being so rude. I love the fact that they tell the truth. I can see the people zipping right out of there. It only takes 1 minute to know if the person is going to Hollywood.
@larian (50)
23 Jan 07
Maybe you're right, but I don't think it's down to the judges, as in Simon and his crew. I think maybe they all go through a filtering process of judges before, and then they let the crazy ones, good ones and great ones through.
• United States
24 Jan 07
yes, this is true. they do filter out the contestants. my friend tried out....who is a "brilliant" singer....and he didn't make it through to Simon, Paula, and Randy. you have to go through a set of judges...and if they think you're good enough for TV, then you get sent through.
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I've always wondered this too. Weren't there like 10,000 in just one city though? How could they manage that? If they even see half that many of the contestants I can totally understand Simon's mood. I did hear that some to the contestents wait 30+ hours before auditioning... if that's true, it totally explains their mood when they get rejected! I think everyone must just be exhausted.
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I also wanted to add that I like your photo Larian... looks like you're in serious thought there! lol
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Yes, they still audition to up to 80,000 and even more! Before meeting Simon, Paula and Randy, they go through some other judges to see if you have talent or if they can show you on TV for the "weirdness" and humour factor. It's those white booths that you see in the scene where they fast-forward the auditions in the venues. I wondered once why there were so many people who got to meet the 3 judges but they couldn't sing a note. They just looked funny. Then my cousin told me that to meet those 3, you either have to make them awe-struck with ability or with your one-of-a-kind outfit/attitude.
@Rahleah (187)
• United States
26 Jan 07
This makes total sense. I am thinking they should be more up front about this to the viewers. It's not a big deal. And, since they are under attack this year for being so mean, I have a good idea. When you audition for the pre-judges, I think if you get passed through because you are considered worthy to compete, then you should be told that and be given a certain color of number. But if you are getting passed through just because of some freak factor, you should be informed in as humane as possible a manner that you will not be considered to be passed on to the next level but that you will be given an opportunity to perform (if you wish) before the celebrity judges just due to the unique-ness factor and that you may be appearing on TV due to that. I know that would weed some of them out, but it would also give some of them a chance to spare themselves serious public humiliation and/or a chance to let it sink in and decide if they are willing to go before the other judges just for a chance to meet them and a chance to be shown on TV, even if they end up being the butt of a joke. I mean, yes, we -- the veiwers -- would see less of the horrible, funny tryouts, but with that method, you couldn't say the people weren't warned up front or that they were being taken advantage of so horribly. Right?
@Rahleah (187)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I heard there is a set of pre-judges that folks have to get through before they see the big three. They never say it officially, but if you do the math, it makes sense. Also, it makes sense about how they just sit there and tolerate the really awful ones for way longer than they should. They are just getting enough footage for bad TV, but if they had all those thousands to get through, they wouldn't have that kind of time to waste, would they?