“Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” returns to CMT for Season 8 in September, and Zap2it has your first look at a sneak peek video from the final stage of DCC auditions before it airs Friday (Aug. 30) at 9 p.m.
The Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium boasts the world’s largest high-definition TV screen, and DCC director Kelli Finglass wants to see what her squad candidates look like on the 72-foot tall jumbotron before deciding whether they will be invited into training camp.
“We watch the veterans and the rookie candidates side-by-side,” Finglass says. “And we really look at them in the capacity that our fans at a football game would see them.” For some, the judges realize in this moment what beautiful eyes or good use of space they have. But for others, the new perspective is less beneficial to their chances of making the team.
“That screen is huge; it’s unforgiving,” says team choreographer Judi Trammell. “Some people just don’t project as well on the TV screen as they do in person.” One cheerleader wannabe who toured with the Broadway musical, “Bring It On” is found to not have “an HD face,” while another is suddenly seen as “bottom heavy” on the 11,000-plus square-foot screen. Still another dancer needs “to work on prettier expressions.”
So, who will pass the mighty jumbotron test and be invited into training camp? Find out when “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” Season 8 premieres Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. on CMT. In the meantime, go ahead and watch the Season 8 super tease again and again to tide you over.