[S4E4] Audition Day
In the episode, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Pete Hornberger (Scott Adsit) attempt to rig The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan (TGS) auditions to guarantee that their preferred candidate (Fondulis) will be selected by their boss, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). Meanwhile, Jack learns a valuable lesson about humanity when he becomes infected with bedbugs.
[S4E4] Audition Day
Actress Marceline Hugot made her seventh appearance on the show as Kathy Geiss, the daughter of GE CEO Don Geiss, after appearing in the episodes "Jack Gets in the Game", "Succession", "Sandwich Day", "Cooter", "Do-Over", and "Reunion". News anchor Brian Williams, of NBC Nightly News, made his second appearance as himself with this episode, in which he auditions to become a cast member of TGS. He first appeared in the season three episode "The Ones". In one scene of "Audition Day", a homeless man keeps his distance from Jack Donaghy after Jack said he had bedbugs. The homeless man was credited as Moonvest and played by Craig Castaldo, or known as Radio Man. Castaldo has made numerous appearances on 30 Rock. At the end of the credits, Gilbert Gottfried, Martin Scorsese, and Christopher Walken are credited as doing their actual voices on Liz Lemon's phone.
In the beginning of this episode, Jack tells Liz "That's what I'm talking about. Human empathy, it's as useless as the Winter Olympics ... this February on NBC." Realizing Kenneth might know what is going on with the TGS auditions, Jenna floats towards him with the wind in her hair, and when Kenneth sees her he calls her "Vampyr!". Later, Jenna reveals to Liz that she has been brought into auditions, similar to what Liz and Pete are doing with rigging the TGS auditions, to make actress Kim Cattrall seem grounded and human.
During her audition, Kathy sings as Scottish amateur singer Susan Boyle who gained worldwide attention for her performance of the song "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables on the reality show Britain's Got Talent. Kathy's performance (sung by operatic soprano Lisette Oropesa) gets Liz and Jack teared up, similar to Boyle's performance on Britain's Got Talent. It is revealed that Dot Com once portrayed the character Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin in Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull. When Kenneth refuses to embrace him, Jack asks him "Et tu, Kenneth?", prompting Kenneth to explain in Latin why he will not embrace Jack due to his bedbugs.
Television columnist Alan Sepinwall of The Star-Ledger noted "I use the phrase 'funny forgives a lot' in my 30 Rock reviews when an episode fails to cohere but is still entertaining. [...] That changed with 'Audition Day', which still wasn't 30 Rock at its peak but which had one perfect, hilarious sequence that almost singlehandedly redeemed the episode for me." He enjoyed Jack's scene in the subway, calling it "the funniest moment" from the episode, and "one of the funniest things Alec Baldwin has done on the show in a long time". TV Squad's Bob Sassone wrote that he did not enjoy Jack's plot, explaining that the bedbug bit "got to be a little too much", and much preferred Jenna and Tracy's storyline "because it fit in with the auditioning plot." Time contributor James Poniewozik opined that this was an "amusing episode overall", and was glad that it gave Scott Adsit's Pete "something to do" here. Los Angeles Times's Meredith Blake was favorable towards "Audition Day", writing it was a "fine return to form", following the airing of "Stone Mountain", which she disliked. IGN contributor Robert Canning said this episode of 30 Rock had fun, comedic chaos, and that it "worked well, but never quite reached the hilarity tipping point." He disliked that Brian Williams' cameo was ruined by the promos "because the surprise of the bit would have been far funnier than what the bit actually turned out to be." Canning said the auditions were "fun, though not a complete knockout", enjoyed the fact that Kathy participated in the auditions and her Susan Boyle reference "had great timing", and was "let down" by the revelation that Jayden was psychotic, noting it "[s]eemed like a bit of a cop out to the story as a whole." In conclusion, Canning gave this episode an 8.2 out of 10 rating.
During Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 4 Episode 4, Tucker visits Rebecca out of nowhere, and he seems like the perfect little brother. But when things are too good to be true, it is usually because they are. Tucker turns out to be using Rebecca to book an audition, and he is using her childhood diary to manipulate her.
While her ex works on his developing his inner-self, Cookie decides to host a competition between Empire artists - pitting them against each other to fight for the alpha spot in the labels 20-for-20 campaign. Dwight sits in on the auditions to help Cookie and Becky find their best artist. Unfortunately, he's not the same hard ass he used to be, and doesn't help Cookie the way she wants - with the exception of Tiana's performance of course. She kicks off the auditions with a new track, and proves that she can dance - but they're looking for someone with a killer song and immaculate vocals.
As Andre struggles with the anniversary of his wife's death, Jamal thinks he's found the one. At least that's what he tells Tory Ash while trying to write a song for the 20-for-20 auditions. The next day, Warren realizes Jamal might really love him when he says he wants to write a song about what it's like for him to be in love.
The fourth series of Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star opened auditions in late September 2021. The season aired in May-June 2022 on BBC Three. The series is hosted by Maya Jama, and judged by industry professionals Dominic Skinner and Val Garland.
It's fair to say that when most Americans think "dance" they think ... Milwaukee? Well, that was where "So You Think You Can Dance?" made its final stop in the auditions for the 2008 season before heading to Las Vegas for the second round. Who knows what the famous beer brewing city could produce? "Laverne Shirley's" Milwaukee-based skipping down the street was pretty catchy... After an opening montage that showed judge Nigel Lythgoe having pretty bizarre reactions to hip hop dancers throughout the audition process, it was time to get down to business. Sort of. It seemed like the producers had a little extra time to kill, so they offered up auditions from previous cities that they hadn't shown before. The first was Michael Kim, who auditioned in Washington, D.C., and popped his way to Vegas, where his fate was sealed in Season 2 after failing to make the mark in the samba. Next up were a couple of roommates in the Los Angeles audition. Katee Shean, the first of the duo, made it to Vegas. Her friend, Natalie Reid, got through, too. In D.C., a salsa dancing couple, Janette Manrara and Romulo Villaverde brought the crowd to its feet with some very impressive dips and lifts. But it was only good enough to get them to the choreography round. Janette faced the judges first, and got a ticket to Vegas. Romulo, not so much. Air Date : 4th-Jun-2008
The fourth season of "So You Think You Can Dance" kicked off Thursday night with a two-hour audition show from Los Angeles. Host Cat Deeley and regular judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe were joined by Mia Michaels as they came face to face with the best and, of course, the worst that the dancing world had to offer. Dancers got one minute in front of the judges, and those with overwhelming "yes" votes moved on to the next round in Las Vegas, absolute "no" votes went home, and in-between dancers would be brought back at the end for a second chance in a group choreography routine. The first real joker of the evening was the man they call "Sex," who was making his third audition show appearance and, once again, making a fool of himself. Nigel lambasted the guy, telling him he "must just enjoy watching himself look stupid on television." And Nigel refused to call him "Sex" anymore, either. A visually impaired girl named Laura tried her best, but the judges didn't think her choreography was strong enough to remain in the competition. Mia, though, got very emotional and called the girl an inspiration because she had a close friend who lost their eyesight. Air Date : 22nd-May-2008 Read More
It was freezing cold outside in Salt Lake City, site of the first set of auditions in Tuesday's two-hour episode of "So You Think You Can Dance?" Would the dancers heat things up inside? Guest judge Mandy Moore joined judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy for two days in Utah as they came away with 42 dancers who moved on to the Las Vegas audition. As usual, the dancers each had one minute to dance for the judges, after which they'd either get a ticket to Las Vegas for the next round, be sent home, or be asked to join the group choreography routine at the end of the day for a second chance. Air Date : 28th-May-2008 Read More 041b061a72