Hosted by late-night talk show host Carson Daly, NBC’s new reality singing competition, “The Voice,” has just released a tool that may give its users an advantage over those who audition at casting calls.
While the casting team travels far and wide looking for contestants, NBC is taking their search to a whole new level with the release of “The Audition Tool.” Now, with just a computer and a web cam, anyone can submit an audition to the show’s casting team and get instant feedback from the tool.
From what we can tell, “The Audition Tool” gives prospective contestants a leg up on their competition at open casting calls. The tool rates performances on pitch and expression and singers can use it to hone their auditions, practice and resubmit their audition. Now, that’s something one can’t do when auditioning live and the casting team have only minutes to decide if you move forward. The down side, of course, is that the pool of contestants vying for open spots on the show will be much wider.
On top of that, the auditions will be posted on NBC.com where users can rate and vote on the auditions, share their submissions, and rally support from the public. The producers and casting team will review the auditions with special attention to the ones with the highest ratings.
Go to NBC’s “The Voice” website to give the tool a spin. Auditions must be submitted by March 1 to be considered. The show’s winner receives a recording contract and $100,000.
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