March 17, 2014 |
Aspiring singers, get ready to audition April 8 in Chicago for another TV singing competition. ABC is getting into the singing competition business with "Rising Star," the first contest in which the audience has the final say in real-time voting. Says ABC: "The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is...
February 4, 2014 |
After skipping over Chicago for last year's audition process, "So You Think You Can Dance" will conduct open-call auditions Feb. 27 and March 1. On Thursday, Feb. 27, producers from the show will audition candidates at the Oriental Theatre. Saturday's call-backs will be in front of judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, guest judge Jenna Elfman and possibly host Cat Deeley. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the theatre. Some rules via Fox: Dancers either must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents of the U.S. or possess current legal...
August 27, 2013 |
When NBC's "Sunday Night Football" debuts Sept. 8, Carrie Underwood will be singing the theme song with the help of 13 NFL players. OK, that's the "big" news coming from the NBC Sports Group today, but the better news is the list of NBC stars who will not be performing "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night. " Over the summer, NBC had open auditions to find the perfect voice to sing the song, and created a compilation video showcasing the "talents" of stars Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al...
June 22, 2013 |
With their costar both co-writing and co-directing a film, cast members of "Community" probably expected to have a leg up on the competition when they auditioned for a role in "The Way Way Back," the new comedy from Oscar winners Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on the NBC sitcom, and Nat Faxon. As you can see in this newly released video from the casting process, things didn't go so well for Chicago native Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown or "Saturday Night Live" cast member Will Forte.
April 20, 2013 |
Wheeling resident Danni Allen lost 121 pounds to win Season 14 of NBC's weight-loss competition reality show "The Biggest Loser. " On May 4, the series' nationwide search for potential new contestants hits Chicago. Casting director Randy Bernstein will conduct auditions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Planet Fitness, 3120 N. Pulaski Road. Allen won't be at the auditions, but past contestants such as Wheaton residents Jerry and Estella Hayes will be there to cheer on hopefuls. Season 14 runner-up Jeff Nichols and his girlfriend/"Loser" teammate...
January 9, 2013 |
Telemundo is spinning off parent network NBC's hit "The Voice" with a singing competition for children called "La Voz Kids" and its coming to Chicago for auditions. Children between the ages of 7 and 14 can apply and register at lavozkids.com , call 1-855-VOZ-KIDS (1-855-869-5437) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who are accepted will be invited to participate in one of several casting calls around the country. The Chicago call is set for Jan. 26 and 27. But you must register first.