Observation and Question Regarding Tryouts

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koozbane
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Observation and Question Regarding Tryouts

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Although I've been to 5 in-person tryouts, they were all in the pre-online-test era (I've been trying for 17 years!)
Until now. I just got the invite to Boston in June. Interesting thing is, I've gotten between 43 and 48 right on all previous online tests, with no invite.
On the test last month, I got 39 and now I'm going to Boston.

My question: Do you think the selection for those who pass the online test is truly random, or are they looking for the "sweet spot" of neither too few nor too many right?

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Re: Observation and Question Regarding Tryouts

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TPTB say it's random. I don't really enjoy conspiracy theories.

So, based on nothing more than my willingness to believe what they told us, I think it's random.

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In the past, I have gotten invites when I scored 35, and when I've scored over 40. I believe it's random.
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see my reply in "timing of audition emails" thread.

yeah, random makes the most sense.
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Re: Observation and Question Regarding Tryouts

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I'm in the "random" camp. It's a lot less work for TPTB.

One thing I do think can help an aspiring contestant, though, is selecting an audition city that's in a less densely populated area. The pool in the lottery for, say, Nashville may be smaller than that of, say, New York.

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patkav wrote:I'm in the "random" camp. It's a lot less work for TPTB.

One thing I do think can help an aspiring contestant, though, is selecting an audition city that's in a less densely populated area. The pool in the lottery for, say, Nashville may be smaller than that of, say, New York.
That's why I chose KC over Boston and Atlanta, both of which are roughly the same distance from where I live. The museums, the barbecue, and Boulevard Ale also entered into consideration.

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Got this in a twitter email:

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