So, you're going to a final audition...... Aug 6, 2019 6:57:04 GMT -5
Post by RoonilWazlib on Aug 6, 2019 6:57:04 GMT -5
On May 12, I applied online for the show and sent in my video attached to it. Ten days later on May 22nd I looked at my college email and saw that Wheel had sent me an invite to a final audition on June 4th in Detroit. I was extremely ecstatic. On audition day, I didn't feel any nerves at all and felt right at home with the CCs. I got called during the regular mock games and guessed a letter that was in the puzzle and solved "IVY & FANTASY LEAGUE" (Is it ok to post puzzles from the audition?)
The Contestant Exam
Did surprisingly good in this portion of the audition solving at least 11/16 puzzles correctly; surprisingly impressive for me, an 18 year old who recently graduated from high school and soon to be incoming freshman at Ball State University in a little over a week from now.
The Intense Mock Games
I was asked to stay for the more intense games. Looking back, I'm not surprised since they only saw me call one letter and solve the puzzle, but my excitement for myself and everyone else was off the charts! I solved a puzzle against the group I played against then the contestant intros was nice.
Overall, I was very excited the entire time and clapped really hard for myself and everyone else!
Still waiting for a letter as it has been 8 weeks (2 months) since my audition (As of 8/4/19) starting to get a tad worried
P.S. You know how the CCs want you to just say the letter? Well I decided to take it a step further and applied it to when I wanted to spin, buy a vowel, or solve. For BAV I simply said "Vowel, (Insert vowel here)", for Solve, "Solve (then goes into saying the solution taking my time saying every word in the puzzle)", etc. to help move the game further along
It's sounding likely that it's a no at this point, but I wouldn't get too discouraged. At this point you have one audition under your belt and can try again in a year with the talking point that you're such a Wheel superfan it will be your 2nd! When you get the chance again, the first-time jitters will be gone--you'll have an edge on nearly everyone else there, and nothing to worry about but really letting your personality through and showing them why they have to get you on the show. You also have the college angle to work for at least the next few years, and I imagine they really like when a promising contestant has a theme week they're shooting for.