Are they hired?

United States
January 24, 2007 2:15pm CST
Does anyone else agree that the people who go to auditions and know they cannot sing might be hired to give the show a little laughter or edge. Or do you think it is the 15 minutes of fame need?
8 responses
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I'm not sure, but I know at the karaoke show that I go to every week, we have a singer who really cant sign. She gets as much, if not more applause than most of the good singers. The reason for this is not because she can sing, but because of the entertainment she provides. She has so much fun with it that everyone has a good time with it. It kind of adds a bit of spice to the show.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
Very funny I have a few friends that do the same thing with karaoke.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
29 Jan 07
It's really great to watch someone put that much enthusiasm into their performance. It's a shame that she doesn't have a good voice to go with it, because there are some people who will make comments about how terrible she is and I always hope that she can't hear them.
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Actually me and my mom were just talking about this today and we think it might be possible that some of them are hired just to spice up the show. I mean a lot of them have to know that they are making fools of themselves. You couldn't pay me enough to get on t.v and act like that! :)
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I agree with you there!
• United States
24 Jan 07
No, I don't think they're hired. Do you see how many people show up at the auditions? It's in the tens of thousands. It's just the producers jobs to weed out the delusional crazies and put them on the air for entertainment and rating's sake.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I believe many of the outlandish auditions are fueled by the hope of incentive. I do not believe they are hired up front, but it does give them that 15 minutes of fame and who knows what doors that could open. I personally wouldn't mind seeing tonight's Ian Bernardo on another show. Tis a pity I missed him on So You Think You Can Dance!!
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@Rahleah (187)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I don't think they need to hire them. If you've been to the inner city (or even some backwoodsy areas) I'm sure you've seen people like this. Well, when they show up by the tens of thousands for auditions like this, I'm sure you are going to see hundreds of weirdos that you usually only see one or two of.
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@sharon613 (2323)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I would have to say that its both.
• United States
31 Jan 07
i think it's these people want their 15 minutes of fame! You can't tell me that they all think they can sing.
@emarie (5451)
• United States
28 Jan 07
i don't think they're hired, but i DO believe that some of them are doing it just to get on TV...especially after the William Hung incidents. they think they'll get their own 15min of fame and of course the endorsements deals that go with it. i also think some of the seriously think they can sing and the ones who make more of a standout statment are put on tv because...well, its damn good tv.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
28 Jan 07
I really don't think they are hired to audition but then again who really knows. I know they are already getting top ratings again this year.