A while back over on my Facebook page I mentioned that I had made a trip up to Sydney to audition for a Game Show. I thought it was about time I finally shared my experience auditioning for Millionaire Hot Seat.
I made the six hour trek from my home town to Sydney with my Mum the day before the audition. Luckily, we have family out in Western Sydney so we stayed with them over night and then caught the train into the city the next day.
We got to the city with plenty of time to grab a cup coffee, look in a few shops and grab a bite for lunch. Then it was time for me to head off solo to the audition.
When I arrived at the audition we were herded into a large room and given a quiz paper each. This section ran just like the show where they gave 30 multiple choice questions and we had 20 seconds to record an answer. The quizzes were marked and then a certain percentage of people were kept based on their score, anyone who dropped below that score left at this point and were invited to apply again as many times as they like.
I, personally, fell one point below the cut off for this particular audition but was allowed to stay on for the next section because I had travelled so far to be there.
The second part of the audition required us to fill out a 4 page questionnaire all about ourselves and how we would spend the money. We also had 1 minute to sell ourselves to the casting director while we sat under a spotlight and were filmed. We were told they were looking for contestants that stood out and had personality and charisma and that we needed to share a story to do this.
I sat, I filled out my form, I waited, I listened, and finally it was my turn. I couldn’t tell you exactly what I said or did as it was all over soooo quick but I managed to make both the casting director and remaining auditionees laugh so I’m counting that as a positive.
And that was that! My name is now on file (along with everyone who got to the second stage) and I could be called up at any time to head to Melbourne for filming. So, keep your fingers and toes crossed for me and you could be seeing me win the Million on your television screen!!
Special shout out to my Mum who travelled all that way with me in her school holidays and had to entertain herself for over two hours waiting for me in the audition!