The audition is a lengthy three to four day process during which the perspective cheerleaders must learn new dances, participate in a fifteen minute interview and show their stuff in front of both professional and fan judges.
The audition episodes are considered by some to be their favorite part of the show, watching the lengths to which people are willing to go for a shot at stardom - not to mention some singers who are in serious denial.
Thanks to previous American Idol shows that have given viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the audition process, it's no exaggeration to say that the odds of making it to the final round are stacked against you.
Although it's certainly easiest to audition for and join an existing team, there is also the possibility of starting a team, which offers flexibility in the team you create, but is a lot of work to get a team up and running.
Ultimately, even if you aspire to be a professional dancer in a corps de ballet and not a soloist, these finishing touches on your form are what will make the difference between a passable and a successful audition.
However, during an audition for The Biggest Loser, prospective participants will have to prove through their plea on a videotape to producers and network officials why a television show will help them lose weight.
After a year of no luck, musician friends of the 2 would agree to help compose a song, Creedence, to lay the ground work of a demo that would be distributed in the area to audition prospects for full-time members.
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) also came out in a statement against the show during the screening of the audition phase, accusing American Idol of discrimination on the basis of weight.
Even upon receiving a taped audition from Brolin that he put together with the help of directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez (he was working with them on Grindhouse and Planet Terror at the time), they passed on him for the role.
After delivering a shaky performance that others have blamed on her nerves and the building pressures from the media, she came back and sang a flawless and moving version of the same song she did for her audition.